Blue Light Eye Damage | Macular Degeneration | Essilor

Blue Light and Your Eyes

Sources of Blue Light

Blue light is part of the visible light spectrum. It comes primarily from the sun, as well as artificial light sources like digital screens and florescent lights. This type of light gets absorbed deep in the eye, making it potentially damaging to long term vision.

Emerging research points to a possible link between exposure to blue-violet light and long term vision issues, such as age-related macular degeneration.

Lasting Protection for Your Eyes

Crizal Prevencia lenses help protect your eyes from harmful blue-violet light in everyday surroundings including sunlight, indoor lighting, and most digital screens.

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*Arnault E, Barrau C, Nanteau C, Gondouin P, Bigot K, et al. (2013). Phototoxic Action Spectrum on a Retinal Pigment Epithelium Model of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Exposed to Sunlight Normalized Conditions. PLoS ONE 8(8): e71398. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071398 (August 23,2013). Identified Harmful Blue Light through in vitro experiment on swine retinal cells, where the most toxic wavelengths are high energy visible light falling between 415-455nm on the light spectrum (blue-violet light).