The Need for Blue Light Protection

Presenter Dr. Rohit Sharma, OD
Where: Turner Broadcasting
1000 Techwood Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Date: July 11, 2016
Time: Dinner     6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Meeting   7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Sponsorship: This meeting will be sponsored by

The growing problem and danger and thus the need for Blue Light Protection is gaining a lot of attention from those in the field of vision care due to its damaging effects. But it’s not just the optometrist community that is focusing on this phenomenon. Blue light is being researched more intently as the following concerns are being documented: -- Damage to the retina, especially macula (central vision) similar to what’s seen in AMD (age related macular degeneration). -- Increased eye strain. -- Changes in our sleep cycle (circadian rhythm) by inhibiting the brains ability to produce melatonin. (Melatonin is necessary for our brain to reach a restful state at night. These and other short and long term effects are affecting people from all walks of life. In fact, those using computers and other digital devices such as laptops and smart phones for camera alignment, video tape editing, television monitoring, etc. should be concerned and aware of this problem. As these devices play more and more of a part in both our work lives and entertainment activities Blue Light Protection becomes more and more of a concern and a necessity. Our speaker, Dr. Sharma, will take questions from the audience at the end of the program. We hope you can join us

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