SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE... and a cell phone
So you like looking at your little social media hand held box, do you? Well, you know what... don't think you're going to be looking at many things too long. According to science, the high energy visible light that emanates from the sun and your cell phone, monitor screen and everything else digital, has an effect to disrupt your body's circadian rhythms. And basically this means that physicians have figured out that we're all fucking over our eye sight the more we try to stay connected.
Just think, in another 20 years the world may not have ended, but your need to socially brag about doing shit and looking so cute with your duck face will have ruined your vision to the point that the world will be dark for you with the power of eye strain, glaucoma and macular degeneration. What the problem here is that Blue light can trigger irreversible damage to your eye cells. Visible light goes from red to violet, so on the far end are infrared and ultraviolet, which are outside of the human spectrum. What you have is photoreceptors in your eyes, and they're get zapped with blue light, which can cause damage to your vision because it's killing all your photoreceptor cells.
I guess that's why they tell you to NOT look in to the sun. It doesn't help that the average American spends almost 11 hours a day in front of some type of screen. I am doing so right now in typing this. So consider it my sainthood act of the day in dying for your sins. Then again, you're straight up injecting that blue light into your own eyes in reading this. Man, I'm sorry you wasted those photoreceptors on this shitty article.
What happens is that when you stare at your screen, especially if the area around you is dark, then you channel the light into a very small area inside your eyeball. It then intensifies the light emitted from the device a lot more so, kind of like seeing it through a magnifying glass.
So what can you do about this? Apple does offer a "night shift" setting and I know on my desktop, I have a program that sort of dims down the screen a little when it's night time hours. This helps blot out the blue and filter their screens through a sort of sunset hue. It's a sort of desktop screen protector and you should totally look in to downloading one to protect your peepers.
I'm sure this does mean that the future sort of is dependent on making a chance in the technology wee use. I do wonder how the current generation will hold up once we're older. I guess the future doesn't have to be pretty because we won't be seeing it anyway. Not in the we'll be dead sort of way, but in the "oh shit, we're blind!" sort of way.