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Optometrist, San Ramon, Optometric Center & Eyewear Galleria

2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
Suite #101
San Ramon, CA 94583 View Map

 
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

* Exams 9am-5:15pm Mon-Thurs; 10am-4pm Fri

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By Michael Duong, O.D., F.A.A.O

 

Children are using digital devices more than ever.  Blue light from everyday devices may cause eye strain, headaches, and behavior problems in children. 

Why are children at risk?

 

No Natural Protection

The lens in the human eye does not filter out blue light until age 40.

 

Shorter Arms, hold devices closer

The closer the device is to the eyes, the more the exposure.

 

Larger pupils

Larger pupils let more light into the eye.

 

Where does blue light come from?

You encounter blue light in everyday activities. Flourescent lighting, electronic screens (phones, tablets, computers, TVs, etc.), and the sun emit high-energy blue light. 

blue light spectrum

 

The potential impact of blue light

Vision

  • Tired Eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Loss of sharp contrast vision
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Discomforting glare

 

Health

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty staying focused
  • Difficulty falling / staying asleep
  • Headaches
  • Increased migraines
  • Behavioral issues in children

 

Risk

  • Early onset of cataracts 
  • Risk of macular degeneration
  • Risk of diabetes
  • Risk of obesity

What can be done?

bluetech frame

BluTech eyeglass lenses block all UV and filter out harmful blue light, all without altering color perception.  The lenses can be made with or without prescription and fit into most eyeglass frames.   BluTech protection is infused in the lens, it is not a tint or coating and it will not fade.

 

 

 

 

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Our Location & Hours

Optometrist, San Ramon, Optometric Center & Eyewear Galleria

2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
Suite #101
San Ramon, CA 94583 View Map

 
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

* Exams 9am-5:15pm Mon-Thurs; 10am-4pm Fri