[ExI] macular degeneration

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 18:10:23 UTC 2016

On Dec 19, 2016, at 9:31 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 19 December 2016 at 15:51, William Flynn Wallace  wrote:
>> It is strongly suspected that high amounts of blue light contribute to this
>> disease.  This has been known for several years. So why aren't we hearing
>> more about it?  We who look at PC and smartphone screens, spend time
>> outdoors (UV), use the new lightbulbs, go to and work in places where
>> fluorescent lights are used.
>> So I Googled it and found that a special type of lens can filter out the
>> possibly harmful amounts of blue light.
>> https://essilorusa.com/content/essilor-usa/en/newsroom/news/new-eyeglass-lenses-block-harmful-blue-light-and-uv-rays.html
>> So why, on my recent trip to the optometrist, did I not get a recommendation
>> from him to get this new lens?  The irony here is that I have learned to
>> never trust my doctor to know all the latest things.
>> I think I'll get them.  Better safe than sorry.
> I read it on the internet so it must be true!   :)
> Do you really think that all the makers of screens and lightbulbs are
> risking making people go blind, with all the subsequent lawsuits for
> damages?
> You won't find evidence on sites selling special glasses. You just get
> the sales spiel. Try reading reliable medical sites.
> The main risk factors for age-related macular degeneration are Age
> (!), smoking and family history (and being female).
> <http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/macular-degeneration/age-related-macular-degeneration-overview>
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macular_degeneration>
> On the other hand, special lenses will probably only damage your wallet.

You beat me to a response. The only thing I would add is LEF's eye health protocol:



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