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Are blue light filters on glasses legit?

Boots, an eyeglass chain in the UK, is under investigation that it mislead customers into paying for a blue light filter saying that it will protect their eyesight. They used the verbiage that gadgets (phones, computers etc) “give off a certain kind of blue light that can cause your retinal cells to deteriorate over time”. The chain could face up to a $60,000 fine.

Jaclyn Garlich
Dr. Garlich graduated from the New England College of Optometry in 2010 and completed a residency in primary care and ocular disease at the St. Louis VA. In 2013, she developed an optometry clinical reference mobile app available in the iTunes store. In 2016, she founded 20/20 Glance, a weekly optometry newsletter that gives a rundown on clinically relevant optometry news in an easy to digest format.

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