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Blue light: from scientific evidence to patient care

Myopia: A public health crisis in waiting
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Myopia: A public health crisis in waiting

UV and blue-violet light path into the human eye

How Transitions® lenses filter harmful blue light

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Phototoxicity is a current vision health concern and there is evidence that UV and blue-violet light may cause adverse effects to the eye. Blue-violet light sources include the sun, but also the widespread light-emitting diode (LED) technologies, resulting in around-the-clock exposure.  Chronic exposure t...[READ MORE]

The penetration of optical radiation deep within the eye is a paradox as light is an essential component for vision but it may also be a biohazard. Short wave­length blue-violet light is potentially harmful whilst longer wavelength blue-turquoise is essential for healthy living. Prof. John Marshall explai...[READ MORE]

Myopia is becoming a real public health concern across the world. 
The number of myopic people is increasing rapidly. The prevalence of high myopia is also expected to rise. Understanding myopia development and methods to slow its progression is currently one of the biggest stakes for researchers and clini...[READ MORE]

Many factors must be taken into account when controlling myopia progression. There is no doubt genetics plays a role in the development of myopia in children. But lifestyle is also an important factor to consider. In terms of safe and effective treatment, orthokeratology is now known to be successful in c...[READ MORE]

The specific needs of highly myopic patients require special attention from eye care professionals. This article describes both the visual discomfort and main visual disorders  ssociated with high myopia and explains the risks of visual impairment. It also discusses the specificities of refraction and the...[READ MORE]

Myopia continues to be a growing problem around the world. A recent study1 predicts that by 2050 about half of the world’s population will be myopic. While genetics plays a role, researchers point to the increasingly digital lifestyles of young people as one culprit of the epidemic. The sheer volume of th...[READ MORE]

The potential dangers of blue light on the human eye are a subject of increasing debate, notably since the widespread use of LED lamps. This review addresses what blue light is, demonstrates where it is found, and explains why it can be harmful and under what conditions, and concludes with some recommenda...[READ MORE]

Wenzhou Medical University (WMU) is one of the leading educational and research medical universities in China. Beyond its academic excellence and high-end medical services, WMU is a leader in advanced research in ophthalmology and optometry. Against the backdrop of an unprecedented rise in myopia in East ...[READ MORE]

There is evidence in many countries globally that the prevalence of myopia is on the rise. Advances in measurement technology now allow many environmental factors potentially associated with the development and progression of myopia to be quantified reliably and sampled densely. Our recent prospective lon...[READ MORE]

Harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) and blue-violet light manifest differently in the human eye. Cumulative exposure to blue-violet light has been linked with the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This article highlights the potential hazards of exposure to UV and blue-violet light, a...[READ MORE]

New ophthalmic lenses filtering harmful blue-violet light were introduced into the marketplace a few years ago. Since their launch, Crizal® Prevencia® lenses have gained widespread commitment among optometrists, dispensing optician lens experts and wearers. Jean Oldbury, owner of an independent practice i...[READ MORE]

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