Age-Related Macular degeneration(AMD)
As we noted in ‘How Our Eyes Work’, the MACULA is the very small center portion of the RETINA. The macula is responsible for sending the electronic signals to the brain for the thing we are most focused on; literally the center of our attention.
The macula is essential to our ability to have clear vision. It assists in detail-oriented vision tasks like reading, inputting spreadsheet formulas, and driving (or at least finding your Uber driver on your phone app). When the macula is damaged or diseased, it can cause serious problems such a blurriness, distortion, or even dark areas in the field of vision.
As part of the natural aging process many people experience macular degeneration.
Age-related Macular Degeneration, or AMD, is essentially breakdown of the macula– which is a pretty important part of our eyes.
Unfortunately, all of the exposure to blue light and the strain that it places on your eyes may be causing permanent damage, specifically some research indicates the increasing likelihood and speeding the onset of AMD.
We have only been living our digitally addicted lifestyles for nearly 10 years (1st iPhone release 2007). It’s too early to say exactly what the longtime impact will be. PupilBox sees an increasing amount of evidence coming to realization that will show cumulative additional exposure to Blue Light is amplifying the risk of AMD.