Can LED Lights Damage Eyes?

LED light can damage eyes, health authority warns.

The “blue light” in LED lighting can damage the eye’s retina and disturb natural sleep rhythms, France’s government-run health watchdog said this week.

LED uses only a fifth of the electricity needed for an incandescent bulb of comparable brightness.

Can LED lights cause eye damage?

The “blue light” in LED lighting can cause damage to the eye’s retina and also disturb natural sleep rhythms, according to a new report. “Exposure to an intense and powerful (LED) light is ‘photo-toxic’ and can lead to irreversible loss of retinal cells and diminished sharpness of vision,” it said.

Can LED lights cause blurred vision?

And you do not have to be chronically sensitive to LED light to experience this blurriness in your eyes, although photophobia can absolutely make it worse. In studies of LED lighting, blue light exposure was shown to cause the pupils to constrict and lead to ocular deficiencies like blurry and double vision.

Do LED lights cause retinal damage?

LED lights can permanently damage the retina and disturb natural sleep rhythms, according to a health watchdog.

How do you protect your eyes from LED lights?

Use Computer glasses or Anti-reflective lenses

Computer glasses with yellow-tinted lenses that block blue light can help ease computer digital eye strain by increasing contrast. Anti-reflective lenses reduce glare and increase contrast and also block blue light from the sun and digital devices.