It is proven that high energy light emitted from digital device screens, which are used more than ever in classrooms today, could be an important risk factor for macular degeneration, the major cause of acquired and irreversible blindness in the developed world.
Technology is very important in the educational process, but it’s essential to know its risks and know how to control them. Wouldn’t it be advantageous to protect their eye health for the future while your students routinely use computers and tablets daily for studying in classrooms? Responsible schools have already acted to protect the eyes of their students.
We don’t have time to wait until public institutions decide to act upon this problem. Remember that it took too many years and lives, before the authorities enacted laws for mandatory seat belt usage; are you going to wait for them to make a decision about the toxic light that’s harming our students right now?
At Reticare we continue to guard a sustainable and proactive education against eye diseases and vision impairments that are on the rise. Today, awareness and protection by schools can prevent blindness in the future. But do you really know the magnitude of the risks and what you can do to reduce them?