New Experiments

New experiments by the Complutense University of Madrid in collaboration with the research group led by Professor Vega Álvarez of the University of Oviedo ratify the irreversible damage to the eyes that can be caused by light emitted from electronic device screens.

Effects of exposure to white LED light of screen with and without Reticare

Structural and gene expression studies have been carried out on retina of regular pigmented rats, divided in two groups:

METHODOLOGY: The rat cages were surrounded by 6 marketed tablets that were turned on for 16 hours and turned off for 8 hours a day. The time of experimentation was 3 consecutive months.

Calculation of ocular lighting according to the user, device used, use distance and pupil diameter

It is based on the premise that LED screens emit light with a high proportion of short wavelength, which can produce damage to the eyes and to other structures of the body.

METHODOLOGY: The emissions of LED screens of different marketed devices were measured and the amount of high energy light that reaches the eye was calculated for different pupil diameters.

-The amount of light that reaches the eye when they use a smartphone is 7 times higher than when they use a computer.

-Children receive 3 times more light than an adult who uses the same device, due to the shortest distance of use.

Hence, the need for public institutions to consider the consequences of extreme exposure to short-wavelength light.

The European Commission is already studying the risks. It made a call for researchers to contribute the results of their studies on this topic and has created a scientific committee to analyze the potential consequences for the eye health of citizens of member countries.