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Are Blue Light Glasses Worth the Money?

Many patients ask me about the benefits of Blue-Filter Glasses.  For years, most surgeons avoided the question as the data was unclear on its benefit. Within the last couple of years, and particularly during the COVID pandemic where millions are exposing their eyelids skin, eyes, and face with many hours of blue light, most eye …

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My Eyes Hurt Since I am at the Computer so much Now: How to Help with Eye Strain

Many patients are coming in and calling about aching eyes. Commonly it is called “eye strain,” but it can be a symptom of something more concerning: Meibomian gland dysfunction. It would be best to come to examine your eyes and meibomian glands (with a meibography). Currently, the best ways to decrease the feeling of eye …

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Blue Light and Dry Eyes: And all the other negative things Blue Light May Do to Our Eyes

Is Blue Light Making Dry Eye Worse? This is a great question no one has assessed on published about thus far.  Many eye surgeons are concerned about the long term macular damage electronic screens, which through their almost universal Light-emitting diodes (LEDs), emit concentrated blasts of blue light on to your retina. 1 Many eye doctors are …

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The Dangers of Computer and Screens: The Dangers of Blue Light

I have written and spoken at length about the dangers of computers on the Meibomian Glands and the role of screen time on contributing to chronic, debilitating dry eye. When one looks up “Dangers of Computers” online, most hits are about the risk of identity theft. Many MDs and researchers are finally realizing that screen …

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