Skip to content
Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Phys Org2)   Chemists discover how blue light speeds blindness. So much for staring up at the sky on a pretty day. THANKS, GUYS   ( phys.org) divider line
    More: Interesting, Eye, blue light, Retina, macular degeneration, age-related macular degeneration, photoreceptor cells, Photoreceptor cell, Chemistry  
•       •       •

1129 clicks; posted to Geek » on 09 Aug 2018 at 5:50 PM (10 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



34 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2018-08-09 11:34:03 AM  
No wonder I can never find anything in Kmart.
 
2018-08-09 01:24:44 PM  

bearded clamorer: No wonder I can never find anything in Kmart.


img.fark.netView Full Size

Blinded by the light...
 
2018-08-09 05:37:58 PM  

Snarfangel: bearded clamorer: No wonder I can never find anything in Kmart.

[img.fark.net image 850x637]
Blinded by the light...


Way to go, you dou...

What?

Oh.

Way to go, you deuce.
 
2018-08-09 05:58:25 PM  
Well, that's depressing.
 
2018-08-09 06:00:40 PM  
DOES THIS MEAN THAT WE CAN NOW PLEASE *STOP* USING THOSE GOTT DAMNED BLUE L.E.D. LIGHTS IN EVERY FARKING THING??? THEY KEEP YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT, RUIN YOUR EYESIGHT, AND ARE USED IN CLOCKS WHICH ARE THEN IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE AT NIGHT BECAUSE THE HUMAN EYE'S NIGHT SIGHTS CANNOT FOCUS ON FARKING BLUE LIGHT

OH OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!
 
2018-08-09 06:11:38 PM  
So go out and get yourself some cheap sunglasses
 
2018-08-09 06:22:16 PM  
thespindrifter:

People with blue headlights in their car should be stopped and forced to walk, wait for daytime, or become the people with blue headlights in their asshole sideways
 
2018-08-09 06:29:31 PM  
For phones/tablets this sounds like something an app could address by dialing down the color temperature. Here's a link to an article about Android screen apps, some of which can do that.
 
2018-08-09 06:35:17 PM  
That's an awfully big defect in our eyes. Blue light just kills cells in our eyes? You would think we would have eyes that don't break down just by being used outside, given how many years we spent outside. Surely there's something missing here... oh, there it is. Vitamin E prevents it.

thespindrifter: DOES THIS MEAN THAT WE CAN NOW PLEASE *STOP* USING THOSE GOTT DAMNED BLUE L.E.D. LIGHTS IN EVERY FARKING THING??? THEY KEEP YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT, RUIN YOUR EYESIGHT, AND ARE USED IN CLOCKS WHICH ARE THEN IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE AT NIGHT BECAUSE THE HUMAN EYE'S NIGHT SIGHTS CANNOT FOCUS ON FARKING BLUE LIGHT

OH OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!


They don't keep me up at night. Maybe you're just overly sensitive to minor things?
 
2018-08-09 06:36:17 PM  

jjorsett: For phones/tablets this sounds like something an app could address by dialing down the color temperature. Here's a link to an article about Android screen apps, some of which can do that.


That isn't baked in like it is in Windows?
 
2018-08-09 06:36:47 PM  
Blue light hurts my eyes and I try to avoid looking at it. Especially at night or in the dark when my eyes may pupils may be dilated.
 
2018-08-09 06:49:44 PM  
amp.businessinsider.comView Full Size
 
2018-08-09 07:06:20 PM  

Mr. Eugenides: jjorsett: For phones/tablets this sounds like something an app could address by dialing down the color temperature. Here's a link to an article about Android screen apps, some of which can do that.

That isn't baked in like it is in Windows?


I haven't looked into Windows, but it works on Android. I just installed an app called iBlue and it let me reduce the blue channel on my Android to zero. Cool (pun intended).
 
2018-08-09 07:19:53 PM  

jjorsett: I haven't looked into Windows, but it works on Android. I just installed an app called iBlue and it let me reduce the blue channel on my Android to zero. Cool (pun intended).


In Windows 10 it's called "Night Light." I have it set to turn on automatically and it really helps me get to sleep when I'm working until 2:00 AM.  It's a really useful little widget.

img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2018-08-09 07:59:44 PM  

Mr. Eugenides: jjorsett: I haven't looked into Windows, but it works on Android. I just installed an app called iBlue and it let me reduce the blue channel on my Android to zero. Cool (pun intended).

In Windows 10 it's called "Night Light." I have it set to turn on automatically and it really helps me get to sleep when I'm working until 2:00 AM.  It's a really useful little widget.

[img.fark.net image 417x515]


Native Android Pie night light on a Pixel 2 XL

img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2018-08-09 08:08:23 PM  
img.fark.netView Full Size


Does a fantastic job reducing blue light when you're trying to sleep.
 
2018-08-09 08:19:58 PM  

thespindrifter: DOES THIS MEAN THAT WE CAN NOW PLEASE *STOP* USING THOSE GOTT DAMNED BLUE L.E.D. LIGHTS IN EVERY FARKING THING??? THEY KEEP YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT, RUIN YOUR EYESIGHT, AND ARE USED IN CLOCKS WHICH ARE THEN IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE AT NIGHT BECAUSE THE HUMAN EYE'S NIGHT SIGHTS CANNOT FOCUS ON FARKING BLUE LIGHT

OH OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!


Your mom likes them during sex.

/ So I've heard.
 
2018-08-09 08:23:07 PM  
Wait --

James Cameron movies cause blindness?
 
2018-08-09 08:30:35 PM  
Blaming computer and phone screens is the most moronic thing I have heard in a awhile. Even if you live in the middle of a forest and never touch any technology, you are constantly exposing your eyes to much stronger blue light from the sun!
 
2018-08-09 08:35:10 PM  
And that's why they call it the Blues.

(rim shot)

But this is easily fixed. We just need to go back to monochrome screens in orange and green. Or maybe adjust the brightness of our screens and the colour balance.
 
2018-08-09 08:40:40 PM  

Mr. Eugenides: jjorsett: I haven't looked into Windows, but it works on Android. I just installed an app called iBlue and it let me reduce the blue channel on my Android to zero. Cool (pun intended).

In Windows 10 it's called "Night Light." I have it set to turn on automatically and it really helps me get to sleep when I'm working until 2:00 AM.  It's a really useful little widget.

[img.fark.net image 417x515]


Cool. I will try that. I have already adjusted my laptop and I can adjust my desktop and iPod later. I do have trouble falling asleep and being a night owl, so every little bit is worth the effort.
 
2018-08-09 08:51:09 PM  
I haven't had a bedside clock for over a decade. Yes, I use a phone for all things.

The most disruptive thing to sleeping is knowing what time it is when you wake up. I trust my alarm. I also trust that for what it's worth if I screw up and sleep in, I won't be destitute and in front of a firing squad or something. For as much as people overreact to time, they do it to themselves.

I get to work on time. I set an alarm.

But if I wake in the night to a noise or a function, I don't look at a clock. I just take care of it and then try to go back to sleep.

Knowing what time it is gets your 'how much sleep do I have left' timer ticking. You start obsessing.

Wake up. What time is it? Oh no, it's four AM. Now I'm awake. If I sleep now, I can get two more hours. Sleep starting... now. now. Go. sleep now. Why can't I sleep. Is it because I peed in detention in third grade?

Instead, try Wake up, why did I wake up? Should I see what time it is? No. Oh, it's just the airport/cat/neighbor zzzzzzz.

Your mileage and personal intoxication level may vary, but so does mine, and this works for me.
 
2018-08-09 08:52:38 PM  
Repeated viewings of "Blue is the Warmest Colour" may lead to blindness

proxy.duckduckgo.comView Full Size


/it could also be the fapping
 
2018-08-09 09:00:36 PM  
Groove Armada - Inside My Mind (Blue Skies)
Youtube _2093VBJyWs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLjCE​Z​iJohc&t=3s
 
2018-08-09 09:12:11 PM  
Blue Light?  Yuck!

img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2018-08-09 09:32:17 PM  
No joke, I've had perfect vision my entire life. This year, at 41 I started noticing that I was struggling to read subtitles on TV and signs more than a hundred or so feet away on the highway. Went to optometrist, got glasses. Worked great, but I absolutely hate wearing them, and contacts aren't an option because I can't stand things in my eyes. Anyway, read a study about blue light and realized that I spend a good portion of my day reading on my phone or a tablet. Went back to reading books and only using my phone for time and texts and the occasional call, my eyesight came back in about a week. Haven't worn my glasses in over a month. Scary.
 
2018-08-09 09:51:49 PM  

Bluemoons: No joke, I've had perfect vision my entire life. This year, at 41 I started noticing that I was struggling to read subtitles on TV and signs more than a hundred or so feet away on the highway. Went to optometrist, got glasses. Worked great, but I absolutely hate wearing them, and contacts aren't an option because I can't stand things in my eyes. Anyway, read a study about blue light and realized that I spend a good portion of my day reading on my phone or a tablet. Went back to reading books and only using my phone for time and texts and the occasional call, my eyesight came back in about a week. Haven't worn my glasses in over a month. Scary.


Told my wife (many years ago now) that when you turn 42, your eyes will give out. She was 39 at the time. When she turned 42, her eyes got much worse. I've talked to others and the majority agreed that 42 was about it for the eyes. After that, it's glasses or contacts until that doesn't work anymore. Buckle up! Enjoy the ride.
 
2018-08-09 10:17:50 PM  

flamark: Bluemoons: No joke, I've had perfect vision my entire life. This year, at 41 I started noticing that I was struggling to read subtitles on TV and signs more than a hundred or so feet away on the highway. Went to optometrist, got glasses. Worked great, but I absolutely hate wearing them, and contacts aren't an option because I can't stand things in my eyes. Anyway, read a study about blue light and realized that I spend a good portion of my day reading on my phone or a tablet. Went back to reading books and only using my phone for time and texts and the occasional call, my eyesight came back in about a week. Haven't worn my glasses in over a month. Scary.

Told my wife (many years ago now) that when you turn 42, your eyes will give out. She was 39 at the time. When she turned 42, her eyes got much worse. I've talked to others and the majority agreed that 42 was about it for the eyes. After that, it's glasses or contacts until that doesn't work anymore. Buckle up! Enjoy the ride.


That's about what the doc said. 40-45, gravity takes effect and your eyes kind of squish like grapes, which changes the focal point in your lens. I'm not ready to admit defeat just yet. 😎
 
2018-08-09 11:27:29 PM  

Some Random Jerk On The Internet: That's an awfully big defect in our eyes. Blue light just kills cells in our eyes? You would think we would have eyes that don't break down just by being used outside, given how many years we spent outside. Surely there's something missing here... oh, there it is. Vitamin E prevents it.

thespindrifter: DOES THIS MEAN THAT WE CAN NOW PLEASE *STOP* USING THOSE GOTT DAMNED BLUE L.E.D. LIGHTS IN EVERY FARKING THING??? THEY KEEP YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT, RUIN YOUR EYESIGHT, AND ARE USED IN CLOCKS WHICH ARE THEN IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE AT NIGHT BECAUSE THE HUMAN EYE'S NIGHT SIGHTS CANNOT FOCUS ON FARKING BLUE LIGHT

OH OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!

They don't keep me up at night. Maybe you're just overly sensitive to minor things?


It's only one specific form of vitamin E, so it's still a pretty big defect. Also, it shouldn't be that surprising that eyes slowly degenerate with sun exposure considering your skin does as well. Really, the skin defect is worse because that might actually kill you via melanoma. Neither example is really a defect, though, since the vast majority of people throughout history would have died before experiencing either. We're just humanity 2.0 relying on 1.0 hardware.
 
2018-08-09 11:30:15 PM  
 
2018-08-09 11:30:29 PM  
"Rayleigh Scattering
Makes the sky so blue,
And testicular hormones
Are why I love you."

/your pal, Isaac Asimov
 
2018-08-10 12:46:42 AM  

Mr. Eugenides: jjorsett: For phones/tablets this sounds like something an app could address by dialing down the color temperature. Here's a link to an article about Android screen apps, some of which can do that.

That isn't baked in like it is in Windows?


It has been since Nougat, but you can set third-party apps to be really aggressive about the filtering. I use CF.lumen.
 
2018-08-10 05:53:01 AM  

Bluemoons: No joke, I've had perfect vision my entire life. This year, at 41 I started noticing that I was struggling to read subtitles on TV and signs more than a hundred or so feet away on the highway. Went to optometrist, got glasses. Worked great, but I absolutely hate wearing them, and contacts aren't an option because I can't stand things in my eyes. Anyway, read a study about blue light and realized that I spend a good portion of my day reading on my phone or a tablet. Went back to reading books and only using my phone for time and texts and the occasional call, my eyesight came back in about a week. Haven't worn my glasses in over a month. Scary.


Contacts are an option....you just have to get accustomed to them.

I've never heard anyone who enjoyed foreign objects in their eye...
I remember my first week of contacts was a nightmare (they felt weird, eyes got dry, itchy after a while).....but that was in 1994, and I got over it. I haven't owned a pair of glasses since. You get accustomed to it, the discomfort symptoms fall away....and having full field corrected vision is a nice incentive to keep trying.

Or just get LASIK. (Though the mental image of THAT process should be even scarier)
 
2018-08-10 02:07:37 PM  

Eskurido: Blue Light?  Yuck!

[img.fark.net image 350x374]


it looks better with a young, pre-mod Pamela Anderson pushing it.

/Not gonna google that pic for you at work.
 
Displayed 34 of 34 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter





Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report