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Blue light isn’t ruining your eyes, but you may want to reduce your exposure anyway

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In 2020, MSI announced the PRO MP242 series of “eye care monitors”, with “low blue light and flicker-free technology”. I’d seen software and prescription lenses promising to cut down on blue-light exposure, but this was the first time I’d seen a computer monitor come with the feature built in. I asked an MSI rep why this had become a selling point—what is the actual danger of blue-light exposure? 

“Prolonged exposure could affect our vision by prematurely aging the eye and even cause retina damage which leads to macular degeneration,” they said. “Also, as one of the shortest, yet highest energy wavelengths in the light spectrum, blue light flickers easier and longer than other types of weaker wavelengths. This flickering leads to eye…


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