With families being confined to homes during the coronavirus lockdown, the use of digital devices has increased dramatically and this means increased exposure to harmful blue light.
This huge surge in screen time can be particularly concerning in children whose eyes are still developing and may be exposed to higher levels of blue light.
The carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin naturally protect our eyes from blue light by acting as filters to absorb the blue light coming into the retina. While these carotenoids are found naturally in fruits and vegetables such as red and yellow peppers, spinach, and kale, only 10% of American adults eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables and even fewer American youth eat the recommended serving.
Excessive exposure to blue light from digital devices can cause eyestrain and fatigue, shoulder pain and frequent headaches. In children, heavy blue light exposure can even be responsible for hyperactivity and decreased attention spans.
Supplementing with lutein and zeaxanthin can help make up the deficit in diet and reduce the symptoms of blue light exposure. VisiVite Blue Light Basher is formulated to help lessen the effects of blue light exposure. Blue Light Basher has 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zeaxanthin and 7 additional ingredients to replenish the macular pigment layer and dissipate high energy blue light.