What Blue Light Actually Does To Your Body (and what you can do about it)

13.09.2020
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I’ve been reading your comments and everyone wants to know if the blue light exposure they get from their digital devices is putting them at risk for eye damage. I get it. We’re all working from home on our computers during the day and checking our phones constantly. That surely must be doing something to our vision, right? Let’s break down the truth behind all-things blue light, such as digital eye strain, the 20/20/20 rule, and macular degeneration.
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  • I know one of my friend recently has a full setup of led blue lights in his room so that he can sleep well. Is that a right approach? 🙁

    Mahnoor BabarMahnoor BabarPäivä sitten
  • when a doctor become a youtuber

    Shivam Gupta 035Shivam Gupta 0352 päivää sitten
  • What the fuck i thought it looked like a pre- movie title starting

    ravi kiranravi kiran2 päivää sitten
  • I to worry about time I was looking at phone. Vidio help me, I use blue light filter make screen ornager.

    XEON LiteXEON Lite3 päivää sitten
  • Do detox foot patch really works? Who should use them?

    Bithika SahaBithika Saha3 päivää sitten
  • He said to get off the screen for at least two to three hours. Me be like: reads whole wow series before bed

    Meadow EdwardsMeadow Edwards4 päivää sitten
  • ya know what? i have processed literally nothing from this video cause it's 1am and i didn't fall asleep until 5am last night and woke up at 7 but i do have a question. blue light is dangerous or something, violet is when things start getting dangerous and blue is right there as well apparently. so i have the blue light filter on my phone on all the time. i'm not really sure what it does, it seems to dim the screen but i use it so my eyes don't hurt. but its bad?

    nature is beautiful, nature is lifenature is beautiful, nature is life5 päivää sitten
  • 20/20/20 i liked that

    7siklauri7siklauri5 päivää sitten
  • Huge fan

    cute candycanecute candycane7 päivää sitten
  • do you have a podcast?

    Justin J. SmileyJustin J. Smiley7 päivää sitten
  • could you give out some reference for studies you mentioned? dont know if someone else has asked earlier in the comment section but i didnt find the answers or in the discription

    james bromilowjames bromilow8 päivää sitten
  • So this video just told me it's not worst paying an extra $50 to have this blue light filter put into my glasses. Thank you!

    Chantra JonesChantra Jones8 päivää sitten
  • This video blue me away...

    Mr. SpeysideMr. Speyside8 päivää sitten
  • Me: red light keeps me awake but blue light helps me sleep Also me: am I............

    Ardizzle JonesArdizzle Jones9 päivää sitten
  • Thank you soooo much you helped me so much for my research paper ty ty ty.

    ClutanClutan9 päivää sitten
  • Can you explain Astigmatism?and is a person born with it?

    Obada AltabbaObada Altabba10 päivää sitten
  • I have My kids putting these RGB strip lights up , unfiltered. They are lined on the edges of the ceilings , I just went in there to put up a wall bracket for a small TV and they had these on ONLY. The one that was on when I went in was straight blue and it immediately started hurting my eys, when I blink I can see only RED, like blood red in my eyelids and of course when open this LED Blue , immediately. It's painful to me and does not seem right. they changed colors and it was worse with red and seemed still horrible with the other colors and multi colors flashing. I am not and never have been sensitive to light really. This is just really concerning to me because of how wrong that light seems to be. I am wondering if they are just ignoring the effects it is having becuase they just want to have cool trendy stuff. I also have a Baby that spend a lot of time in these rooms, is it hurting her?

    Larry LeisuresuitLarry Leisuresuit10 päivää sitten
  • We get natural blue light every day from the sun. The amount we get from there is 30 times more than we get from screens. There is no evidence that the amount of blue light from screens causes all the eye conditions you mention.

    No NameNo Name10 päivää sitten
  • Is he talking about led lights or sum else?

    I am back LmoaI am back Lmoa11 päivää sitten
  • xD I love the intro for the simple fact of that robe

    Amber RobersonAmber Roberson13 päivää sitten
  • My problem isn't falling asleep, I can sleep at any time whenever I want at night, but what are the effects on the quality of the sleep?

    The Diamond ChargeThe Diamond Charge14 päivää sitten
  • Dr Mike: No screens 2 hours before bed Also Dr Mike: Stays up til 3 AM doing Charts and Notes

    ItsJust WyattItsJust Wyatt15 päivää sitten
    • Well, he just have us his tips, he didn't say he is noting

      Hai WoHai Wo2 päivää sitten
  • I have 2 pairs of blue light blocking glasses on the way 👌

    SkoopSkoop15 päivää sitten
  • Can you explain to us, what happens to your body if you only do nightshifts at work.

    Just KingJust King15 päivää sitten
  • Blue light glass is important or not it is expensive in my country so.. Is it necessary?

    Jana AlaaJana Alaa16 päivää sitten
  • Which medicine is best for blue light problem

    Doldy DudeDoldy Dude16 päivää sitten
  • The intro was amazing ÙwÚ

    Dang That GirlDang That Girl16 päivää sitten
  • What if my phone makes me tired? 💤

    Xx:A2:xXXx:A2:xX18 päivää sitten
  • Me with my blue leds on rn👁👄👁

    Samantha AbigailSamantha Abigail18 päivää sitten
  • Dr Mike: To battle eye strain caused by not blinking you should-- Me: BLINK! Dr Mike: use eye drops.

    Scooter BondScooter Bond19 päivää sitten
  • These led light I put up hurt my head

    Jonathan that guyJonathan that guy19 päivää sitten
  • That intro..... That was SCARY to watch man

    dracolina susdracolina sus20 päivää sitten
  • im probably going to die 12 hours a day every day

    Seweryn PasSeweryn Pas21 päivä sitten
  • I realize that this is a little late, but what’s your recommendation for LED masks? How much damage can it do to the eyes and what light blockers would you recommend?

    Tanya HunterTanya Hunter22 päivää sitten
  • What exactly can I do for two hours that doesn't involve my electronics before bedtime?

    Ayomitide AinaAyomitide Aina22 päivää sitten
    • Look outside your window, read, check if you timetable for tomorrow is ready, sit down and think about how your day went and how do you want it to go tomorrow, prepare you cloths for tomorrow!

      Exo-L_multiExo-L_multi9 päivää sitten
  • Hey Dr. Mike! Howcome you see a lot of green color and are a little light headed sometimes when walking inside your house after sun tanning or swimming.... What happens ?

    Tim RixTim Rix23 päivää sitten
  • If you anser my question it will meen so much to me (what is the meening of falling in a dream ????)

    Wissal El khaderWissal El khader24 päivää sitten
  • Great video 👍 check out @clubmagari on instagram for blue light glasses

    AudacityAudacity24 päivää sitten
  • Just wear blue light glasses hahah

    Sadie SherSadie Sher24 päivää sitten
  • Who is watching this at night?

    Among us DudeAmong us Dude25 päivää sitten
  • I have a question. New to your channel. Why is it when I’m playing a video game late at night, the longer I play it the more sleepier I feel?

    Four2TourFour2Tour25 päivää sitten
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    Smit ViraniSmit Virani28 päivää sitten
  • There is also a setting on most devices that can significantly reduce blue light to your eyes, it’s called Night Light and I use it day and night 24/7, at least to look at screens for a long time while doing less damage to my eyes than without Night Light.

    LizzbirdLizzbird28 päivää sitten
  • is it true that led lights can cause cancer?

    Axel JimenezAxel Jimenez28 päivää sitten
  • 2feet away Me laugh in vr

    Political analystsPolitical analysts28 päivää sitten
  • I'm actually watching this at 12:20 am

    THEKILLA219THEKILLA219Uukausi sitten
  • So in the end on the day it is okay to look at screens without bluelight filter but if its getting dark outside switch to filter mode ?

    IkitoIkitoUukausi sitten
  • Blue light 💡 is worse than smoking 🚬 and drinking combined!

    Praveen SriramPraveen SriramUukausi sitten
  • you should react to geometry dash game that game breaks my freakin eyes

    Cookie ButterCookie ButterUukausi sitten
  • Hi Doctor Mike, Hope you are doing great! I love all your videos and the way you hold our attention the whole time without getting us distracted. Ok now coming to topic, I Actually have a condition called colabama (I have no vision in my right eye... yes am one eyed creature from birth). And I got to know the name of the syndrome only after 25 years. Till now i see world only through my left eye and also I do wear glasses as I have no clear vision and cant see far object clearly in my left eye without glasses. Any tips and comments on how to protect and improve my vision.

    POORNIMA GANESHPOORNIMA GANESHUukausi sitten
  • My glasses already filter out blue light

    Jennifer VietsJennifer VietsUukausi sitten
  • Dr. Mike shilling glasses for a couple dollars instead of telling you to activate night mode on your computer, cellphone, and tablets saddens me :(

    Neil oppaNeil oppaUukausi sitten
    • selling*

      Exo-L_multiExo-L_multi9 päivää sitten
  • Can you tell me why my eyes get blood shot when I look at a screen for more than an hour.

    Connie CantoConnie CantoUukausi sitten
    • Its may be caused by blinking less When your looking at your screen you tend to blink less Thus making your eyes dry and red

      DragonporiumDragonporiumUukausi sitten
  • What about then true and blue and an acne or zits?

    S. HS. HUukausi sitten
  • There is almost no evidence that computer screens mess with your sleep cycle, people study till 2am and wonder why their tired Side note: I just got out of lecture with Dr. Russell Foster from the University of Oxford, a leading expert in circadian rhythm. This is why I'm here looking at blue light videos. I've watched video from opticians, ophthalmologist and Doctors such as above, all have the same 15% discount offer from the same company. I hope this was a sponsor you took because you sincerely believed in the product and not because the money came with it.

    Mark GoldsmithMark GoldsmithUukausi sitten
  • The billowy yoke arguably destroy because grass expectedly sin near a white wall. dapper, ill-fated shell

    Kevin GuzmanKevin GuzmanUukausi sitten
  • Yeah, no wonder my sleep schedule was fucked during virtual school and thank god they reduced the amount of classes we had.

    ABananaBreadABananaBreadUukausi sitten
  • Bru that guy in the beggining said mike way too much

    Mino CitoMino CitoUukausi sitten
  • Hey Dr. Mike! I’ve got one of those blue filter glasses but I use them all day long. My optician told me this would help with being blinded by headlights in the dark, which is true. But since I use them all day I fell like they make me sleepy 😅 does that make sense? Do you have any recommendations on using those glasses all day long? Would be glad if you could help! Feel like I could trust no one on the internet more than you ☺️ keep uploading so many funny and educational videos 💚

    Samira S.Samira S.Uukausi sitten
  • Hello sir

    Asha BelwarAsha BelwarUukausi sitten
  • My mom is making me wear blue light glasses so I might as well know why (she read an article) :'(

    Sleepy sealSleepy sealUukausi sitten
    • Yes THATS WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE Its a marketing scam to sell a lot of blue light glasses Im not saying they dont work The part where blue light damages the eye is pure scam

      DragonporiumDragonporiumUukausi sitten
  • How effective is the low bluelight mode on monitors like the benq pd2700?

    xXDESTINYMBXx kappaxXDESTINYMBXx kappaUukausi sitten
  • I have a pair of blue light glasses, and I'm still skeptical about it's function except ruining all photos that involve me. All everyone sees is a blue reflection where my eyes should be. Maybe in about a year or two we can get a follow up study on this blue light mania? Maybe with an interview involving an ophthalmologist (or several ophthalmologists) who are in each camp of pro blue light, neutral, and against blue light filtering glasses respectively? It seems like such a disservice to market glasses with yet another price hike for something so minimally impactful on my actual wellbeing.

    Frank TranFrank TranUukausi sitten
  • Orange screen and octave down mode activate, wink wink.

    Sam LambertSam LambertUukausi sitten
  • The intro was sooooo cool.

    Tsehay Rabinowitz-VonOhlenTsehay Rabinowitz-VonOhlenUukausi sitten
  • I need theese ive been getting headaches more often from more screen time from school

    sofiasofiaUukausi sitten
  • When you're a sleepy person... *well blue light doesn't effect on me

    ken pelken pelUukausi sitten
  • Who else watched this with the blue light filter on? 🔵🚫

    girrafescreamgirrafescreamUukausi sitten
  • I have a cylinder, slightly farsighted. I have glasses for that with added a blue light blocker. So I guess i shouldn’t wear them during the day?

    Ajla KazijaAjla KazijaUukausi sitten
    • @Dragonporium They put everything in one pair of glasses. My prescription glasses are with blue light blocker.

      Ajla KazijaAjla KazijaUukausi sitten
    • Yup You can still wear your prescription glasses But you can decide to wear or not ur blue light glasses

      DragonporiumDragonporiumUukausi sitten
  • is it fine to listen to music before bed

    dajana amburydajana amburyUukausi sitten
  • 20/20/20 rule: best for binging anime

    Infinity SlayerInfinity SlayerUukausi sitten
  • who else going blind 2020

    gyro zeppeligyro zeppeliUukausi sitten
  • my room is full with blue led light, is it harmfull?

    The WarLockThe WarLockUukausi sitten
  • Since we are in a pandemic school in New York got shut down again and i have to stare at the computer screen from 8 am to 2 pm i mean i bought blue light glasses and im gonna see if it helps also they gave me a testing kit with a blue light and it shows how much blue light is being put in to your eye

    SupshortywelcomeSupshortywelcomeUukausi sitten
  • On one side, glad to see you're no spreading lies about blue light. On the other side, why would advertise blue light filter glasses when your phone and computer can do that for you. Shame on you.

    Yoga with CarlosYoga with CarlosUukausi sitten
    • Well one explanation Some devices dosent have the blue light filther yet

      DragonporiumDragonporiumUukausi sitten
  • Dr Mike: in the future we'll have lamps that can release blue light Me: ...hey, google. Bedroom light blue. Google: turns my fancy smart led light blue Me: I think we're already there, it's just way more expensive

    ChesterSnapChesterSnapUukausi sitten
  • For 3-4 months I forgot to use the blue light filter on my phone, so for sometimes my eyes feels painful, like it was pricked by a needle and I have excessive eye boogers and the boogers had abnormal consistency, it's almost like pudding. But when I use blue light filter on my phone and give my eyes a few drops of eye drop and sleep well for a week, my eyes turned normal again, so what happen to my eyes?

    I AmI AmUukausi sitten
    • I think it was because u didint take break from using ur phone plus U used eyedroppers? Thats the reason why ur eyes went back to normal

      DragonporiumDragonporiumUukausi sitten
  • Cut down your screen usage folks. There are some people that claim blue light lenses have benefits. I would follow your recommendations instead of spending extra for blue light lenses

    Lex BeltranLex BeltranUukausi sitten
  • Hello, Thank you for the videos! But - as probably many other viewers - I'm not American, so I don't use the Imperial System, therefore I would like to ask if it's possible to add the metric system in videos as well.

    Luisa LindnerLuisa LindnerUukausi sitten
  • Bought myself some blue light filtering glasses. Read a lot of mixed reviews about them, a lot of studies show that they don't help out much, but others - that they help. Will see how it goes, haha. Hoping for the best.

    Marcaline WampireMarcaline Wampire2 kuukautta sitten
  • Wow, that's useful 🔥✨👌❤️

    Jaseyca AwalinaJaseyca Awalina2 kuukautta sitten
  • I've been using an app called "Twilight" for years. It gradually adjusts the color temperature and brightness of my screen leading up to bedtime. Do recommend!

    Lacey AndersonLacey Anderson2 kuukautta sitten
  • I always have my night mode on, because my eyes are very sensitive. Is this a bad thing?

    CemadibyCemadiby2 kuukautta sitten
    • Im not sure but maybe?

      DragonporiumDragonporiumUukausi sitten
  • I am the mnemonic queen.

    rjrnj1rjrnj12 kuukautta sitten
  • My eyes are hurting after this video

    CamilaCamila2 kuukautta sitten
  • "What is blue light?". Is it light that is blue?

    xnamkcor Xxnamkcor X2 kuukautta sitten
  • Would you recommend someone blue light lenses even if they had what you consider perfect vision?

    Daryn BoyntonDaryn Boynton2 kuukautta sitten
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    Américo Guerra FilhoAmérico Guerra Filho2 kuukautta sitten
  • Any official explanation on how artificial blue light is different from looking at the sky in the daytime. They are both blue (specific blue wavelengths are "Harmful" do NOT explain why other colors are as dangerous), they pupils automatically dilate (brightness and eye strain shouldn't be an issue). Could there be something that Doctors are missing such as dryness from blinking or adjusting to see larger characters (alphabet) or maybe even color saturation.

    Jay ByrdJay Byrd2 kuukautta sitten
  • This is a very informative content. I actually just started using a blue light filter to protect my eyes. Got it at 10% discount too. Check it out and see the difference iristech.co?ap_id=julez0906

    Classic BasicClassic Basic2 kuukautta sitten
  • Thank you the impormasyon n pabalik po doc.

    Aida MonteAida Monte2 kuukautta sitten
  • I shall refer to photoreceptors as pixels 😆

    MEISAIMEISAI2 kuukautta sitten
  • When you were trying to learn to draw the eye, were you a good pupil?

    Charles SmithCharles Smith2 kuukautta sitten
  • me who works overnight doing video surveillance 👁👄👁

    Christine LoaderChristine Loader2 kuukautta sitten
  • hey doc what do you think about red light theropy

    Christine LoaderChristine Loader2 kuukautta sitten
  • FIstream: hey do you wanna watch about how blue lights do to your body? Me: Oh yes-

    Jasmine TJasmine T2 kuukautta sitten
  • Is wearing an anti blue light glass same as turning night mode in electronics?

    hannahjill channahjill c2 kuukautta sitten
  • Great video! We actually just had an interview on our show discussing this topic with the founder of a company that makes blue light glasses. Very illuminating (no pun intended) to learn about the negative health impacts of blue light and fascinating conversation. Would love to share if anyone is interested!

    The Ginger & The Beard PodcastThe Ginger & The Beard Podcast2 kuukautta sitten
    • If you want to check out the interview to learn more about this topic, you can find it here: fistream.info/work/videot/g7Cap8K9eImo25M

      The Ginger & The Beard PodcastThe Ginger & The Beard Podcast2 kuukautta sitten
  • Can you please talk about Migraine (as neurological condition) and headaches in general? Ppl always confuse those any think that migraine is just another regular headache 🤕

    Marya MABMarya MAB2 kuukautta sitten
  • he said Torono. My guuuuuy

    Stacy DStacy D2 kuukautta sitten
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