Blue light

  • New research from Tufts University may make it a little easier to manage diabetes. In mouse tests, the team implanted beta cells that produce more insulin on demand, when they’re activated by blue light.
  • Science
    ​In today’s connected world we are increasingly having blue light beamed into our eyes at all times of day.​ A new study from the University of Toledo has homed in on exactly how blue light can damage our eyes and the researchers recommend avoiding looking at cell phones and tablets in the dark.​
  • As more and more devices bathe our eyes in blue light at night, our sleep patterns will be disturbed and it's even possible that some cancer risks might increase​. So what to do? Do blue-light-blocking glasses, screens and filters do anything to help?​ We asked an expert to find out.
  • There are a variety of ways to combat blue light including apps, screen filters and phone settings, such as Apple's "night shift" mode. We recently had a chance to try one of them in the form of a pair of eye glasses from GlassesUSA kitted out with the company's exclusive "digital block lenses."