The use of device screens advances 10 years the onset of cataracts

The use of device screens advances 10 years the onset of cataracts

Prestigious Spanish media outlets such as Infosalus, Antena 3, La Razon and La Sexta reported on the risks of cataracts associated with the use of digital screens. This visual impairment is beginning to be detected in people aged 45-50, ten years earlier than usual. According to experts, the cataract that appears in younger people is characterized by discomfort with light which can affect completely normal vision over time.

The premature development of cataracts is closely linked to the increase in cases of eye fatigue or presbyopia, which appears more and more to be the result of longer usage of computers, tablets and smartphones. According to the Medical Director of the Ophthalmology Institute Tres Torres (IOTT), Emilio Juárez, our vision is now more strained because everyone uses their mobile phones everywhere and reads everything on a screen. This situation has caused cataracts to develop earlier than usual.

We all know that electronic device screens are doing something. You have probably also suffered from eye strain, blurred vision or even discomfort from the light emitted by screens. These symptoms hide a much more serious problem, such as cataracts and macular degeneration, the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.

We have two pieces of bad news and one good one. The bad news is that this problem may be affecting you and your family, and the risks are especially worrying for children. The good news is that there is a way to reduce harmful light emissions: Reticare, the only scientifically proven eye protection.