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Dr Michael Lange founder of Lange Eye Care and Associates and Fortifeye Vitamins discusses how Blue light may be harmful to the eyes and entire body. 11/12/14
The High energy visible ( HEV) spectrum from about 380-500 nm is the blue light. This blue light is very important to our health during the day time. This blue light is responsible for us being alert, full of energy and cognitively functioning well during the day. However when it gets dark blue light can hinder us. Blue light is not only out doors it is found indoors as well. Many of the day-to-day items that we use like television, computers, tablets , cell phones and indoor lighting emit this blue light. New University based studies indicate Blue -Violet light exposure in the evening may cause suppression of melatonin. Melatonin is an antioxidant responsible for a good nights sleep and good health. When melatonin levels drop our biological clock ( circadian rhythm) is interfered with. Theses lower levels of melatonin may cause sleep deprivation and other health issues. It is crucial that we minimize our exposure to blue- violoet light at night-time. How can we do this? well simply by adopting a rule of no tv, tablets , computer, smart phone three hours before bed will help dramatically. However realistically this may not work. Another great option is to wear glasses that filter the blue light. “Blue light defense ” is becoming the buzz word among eye care providers. Many blue filtering lenses are now available that you can wear in the evening when you are working on the computer or watching television. Dr Michael Lange says talk with your local optometrist to see which particular blue filtering lens is best for you. Many companies now manufacture blue filtering lenses that can be purchased through a local optical. Dr Lange recommends a brand new almost completely clear blue filtering lens in all Lange Eye Care locations called Blue Light Defense. . Dr Michael Lange also recommends eating more foods that are high in two carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids are found in spinach , orange bell peppers and gogi berries. There are also many supplements on the market that contain these nutrients along with many other beneficial nutrients. Dr Lange has developed a supplement called Fortifeye Focus that contains a mixture of astaxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin. This formula was developed to give the nutrients necessary to decrease focusing strain while on the computer and help absorb the harmful blue light . Dr Lange recommends everyone at any age wear blue filtering lenses especially at night and eat plenty of dark green leafy vegetables and orange bell peppers. If you cant eat these frequently then he recommends supplementing with the Fortifeye Focus or Fortifeye Focus for kids ( coming July 2015) or a similar brand. Fortifeye Focus Chewie ( for kids and adults) is all non gmo natural delicious chewie containing lutein, zeaxanthin isomers and astaxanthin. Learn more at www.drmichaellange.com , www.langeeyecare.com or www.fortifeye.com to learn more about the latest blue filterning lens called Blue Light Defense go to www.bluelightdefense.com
Dr. Michael Lange optometrist and certified nutrition specialist says “see better today with lens of tomorrow”, Blutech lenses!
The new Blutech lens is a must for everyone at any age. It is extremely important to filter the harmful blue light that is emitted out doors from the sun and indoors from many forms of lighting, computers, I pads, cell phones etc… New science suggests that the blue light may be partially responsible for degeneration of the macula. This blue filtering lens is great for young and old. Perfect for the person that spends a lot of time on the computer. This will block much of the glare, increase contrast and protect the eye from the potential harmful blue light . Filtering the blue light at night while on the computer will also allow the pineal gland to do its job at secreting the necessary chemicals like serotonin and melatonin allowing you to get sleepy. Many that are on a computer for long hours at night have difficulty sleeping. the blue light tricks the brain in to thinking you are out doors in the sunlight and not to get tired. Many optometrists and ophthalmologists are recommending wearing blue filtering lenses after having cataract surgery to help prevent the macular degenerative changes that can occur secondarily to the blue light exposure to the retina after the human lens (cataract) has been removed. When the cataract is removed , the natural blue filtering properties of the human lens are also removed. This may predispose the patient to develop macular damage from this blue light exposure. I also think it is a good idea for very young children to wear the blue tech lens as well. Much of the damage to our eyes may be do to uv and blue light exposure as a child. Bottom line is everyone can benefit from these Blue tech lenses at any age. There are many blue blocking lenses on the market that alter colors and are darkly pigmented with either orange, yellow or amber/brown. Those are good at blocking and filtering the blue light. The blutech lens is however the first virtually clear lens that filters the blue light, so this lens is great for your every day pair of glasses and great for your computer and night-time lenses. Dr. Michael Lange recommends patients that are predisposed to macular degeneration should all wear the blu tech lens and also take Fortifeye complete plus or Fortifeye Complete macular Defense . Fortifeye Vitamins have over fifty nutrients in it formula that has been revised ten times in the last seven years based on ongoing clinical research. This combination of nutrients is being used by 1000s of patients and doctors all over the world. Dr. Lange recommends if you are on a computer more than two hours a day to use the blu tech lens combined with fortifeye focus once a day. Fortifeye Focus supplement is a combination of lutein, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin that has proven to improve focusing ability and reduce eye strain while working on computer. Come to any Lange Eye Care location throughout Florida to get a pair of the Blue Tech lenses. Blutech is the future of prevention here today.
Dr. Michael Lange