Is LED Lights Bad For Your Eyes?

Spanish research has shown that blue LED light can irreparably damage the cells in the eye’s retina.

Eco-friendly LED lights may damage your eyes, according to new research.A study has discovered that exposure to LED lights can cause irreparable harm to the retina of the human eye.

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.

Which light is best for eyes?

The Best Light Bulbs to Buy for Your Eyes

There are several other light bulbs that are a better choice for your eye health, including traditional incandescent bulbs, LED bulbs, and halogen bulbs. Warm white fluorescent CFLs can be a good replacement, but do know that they still emit a small amount of UV rays.

Do LED lights cause macular degeneration?

More worrying in the long term, however, is the increasing evidence that LED light could cause some people exposed over a long period of time to suffer age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the western world. While still preliminary, the research is cause for concern.

Is it safe to look at LED lights?

But how safe are LED lights? A vision researcher from Complutense University in Madrid reports that exposure to LED lights can cause irreparable damage to the retinas of the human eye, UPI reports. “Eyes are not designed to look directly at light — they are designed to see with light,” Sánchez-Ramos said.