In a terrifying new turn, a study shows that the light from your phone can actually speed up blindness. Long exposure to blue light? Not good for you! And it can contribute to macular degeneration. You know what that means? Time to start putting down our phones from time to time.
Blue light in particular is more damaging than other kinds of light. So you really want to take measures to protect yourself from your screens. Not only does it mess with your eyes, but it messes with your sleep schedule too. All of that exposure has your body thinking it’s daytime all the time.
But there are things you can do to help yourself. You could wear blue light cancelling lenses or even sunglasses when you look at your screens. And the most important thing – avoid scrolling on your phone in the dark.