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Study: LED Lights Permanently Damages The Eyes


On a report released by French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, its states that Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights can cause permanent damage to our eyes. The LED lights can lead to macular degeneration and perhaps blindness.


Macular degeneration can lead to severe vision loss in people over the age of 60. It happens when small central portion of the retina known as macula, deteriorates. The retina is the light sensing tissue of the human eye.



LED lighting is 90 percent more efficient that incandescent light as LED light emit blue light. These blue lights cause photoreceptor damage that leads to vision loss and causes photo toxicity which is a condition that damage the eye and skin cell begin to be more sensitive to light.

LED lights are everywhere, they can be bulbs in our home, streets and offices, in the headlights of a car and toys, most smartphone screens and PC monitors and different electronic devices have LED on it.



Elderly and children are more susceptible to eye damage than any individual groups which can cause greater damage and sleep deprivation.

Some prevention include choose warmer LED lights are much better than the bluish shade, limit the exposure of the eye from LED screens before bedtime and reduce the exposure of LED light by adjusting lighting conditions and your screens and eat foods that rich in lutein.


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