This year, The American Optometric Association (AOA) is challenging the public to prioritize not only their eye health, but also their overall health and well-being, and limit exposure to blue light. They are promoting awareness around digital eyestrain and the importance of receiving regular, comprehensive eye exams from a doctor of optometry.
The AOA’s campaign is focusing specifically on blue light’s impact on overall health.
According to 2016 AOA Eye-Q survey data, the average American spends seven hours per day using digital devices.
Overexposure to blue light due to smartphones, tablets and other technology use for extended periods of time can cause vision damage, sleep problems and more.
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