New lens to prevent macular degeneration

New Zealand will be the first to get a new preventive lens to help stop macular degeneration, the country’s leading cause of blindness.

Optometrist Thomas Martin says research has discovered that certain blue lights can worsen the condition, and the lens is being developed to block these.

“The sources of blue light are visible light, when you’re outside when we’re living our lives, but also with tablets and smartphones and the new televisions which use LED screens.”

Thomas Martin says this knowledge will help the one in seven New Zealanders who go on to develop macular degeneration.

Is this similar to e-scoops? See E-Scoop Lenses for Macular Degeneration


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