Which sources of light can be harmful to the eyes?

Some sources of light are good for the health of the eyes, while some can cause harmful effects on the eyes. Know which lights should be used for good eye health.

According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, exposure to fluorescent light, bright light, and cool light increase the risk of eye diseases by 12 percent. Let us consider that we spend most of our time between these lights. But, we never pay attention to the damage caused by them. 

The right light is essential for the eyes. If the wrong light is used to see things, then the eyes can become weak. Apart from blindness, problems like watery eyes, and stinging in the eyes also start being felt. To avoid eye diseases, we will tell you about the good and bad sources of light. 

Which light is good for the eyes?

Talking about eye health, light bulbs, LED bulbs, or CFL bulbs or lights are considered good for the eyes. They do not produce blue light. Know about them in detail-

Spectrum bulb

The use of a spectrum or light bulb is also good for the eyes. They create good brightness and contrast. Good lighting does not strain your eyes. Apart from this, Incandescent Warm Light Bulbs also do not harm the eyes much. The warm light emanating from them is not considered harmful to the eyes.

Led bulb

There are many myths about LED lights. According to a myth, LEDs produce blue light. However, it is not true. Manufactured LED warm lights and LED bulbs do not produce UV rays. Blue light puts stress on the eyes and makes the eyes weak.

CFL bulb

CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) bulbs reduce the build-up of UV rays. CFL bulbs are better than white incandescent light and fluorescent tube bulbs. You can choose them as the source of light. However, a small amount of mercury is present in CFL bulbs. But its quantity is less than the mercury present in the fluorescent bulb.

Which light is not good for the eyes?

First of all, let us tell you that the eyes should be protected from sunlight. Sunlight produces UV rays which are harmful to the eyes. You should not look at the sunlight without glasses. Apart from this, many sources of blue light should also be avoided, such as smartphone light, tablet or laptop light, etc. Apart from this, avoid bright lights, cool fluorescent tube bulbs, and incandescent bright lights.

How to protect your eyes?

  • Consume Vitamin A Rich Foods.
  • Avoid working on the screen continuously.
  • Every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
  • Keep the brightness of the laptop or phone neither too low nor too high.
  • Avoid using the phone or reading in the dark.
  • Do not watch TV for a long time in the dark.
  • Use eye drops on the advice of the doctor to avoid dryness of the eyes
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Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

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