Event Title

The Effects of Blue Light On Ocular Health

Location

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1311

Start Date

8-4-2017 9:50 AM

End Date

8-4-2017 10:10 AM

Description

Ocular health is part of everyday life in society. Having healthy eyes is vital in order to perform daily routines. Having poor eyesight can affect one’s capability of completing tasks quickly and efficiently. Often the public neglect ocular health and are unaware of the various eye diseases that may develop. Ocular health of elders is notoriously known for its susceptibility to ocular diseases and poor distance/near vision. However, the human eye is susceptible to many diseases in lieu of exposure to waves of the electromagnetic spectrum, specifically blue light. Additionally to diseases, blue wavelengths and purple wavelengths affect daily activities. Eyestrain and fatigue are the drivers of distraction when trying to accomplish work and are solely caused by the wavelengths emitted into the retina. The public needs to be educated toward preventive strategies of maintaining ocular health. This apprehension can easily be resolved and prevented with initial actions of protection.

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Apr 8th, 9:50 AM Apr 8th, 10:10 AM

The Effects of Blue Light On Ocular Health

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1311

Ocular health is part of everyday life in society. Having healthy eyes is vital in order to perform daily routines. Having poor eyesight can affect one’s capability of completing tasks quickly and efficiently. Often the public neglect ocular health and are unaware of the various eye diseases that may develop. Ocular health of elders is notoriously known for its susceptibility to ocular diseases and poor distance/near vision. However, the human eye is susceptible to many diseases in lieu of exposure to waves of the electromagnetic spectrum, specifically blue light. Additionally to diseases, blue wavelengths and purple wavelengths affect daily activities. Eyestrain and fatigue are the drivers of distraction when trying to accomplish work and are solely caused by the wavelengths emitted into the retina. The public needs to be educated toward preventive strategies of maintaining ocular health. This apprehension can easily be resolved and prevented with initial actions of protection.