Red and near-infrared wavelengths of light aren’t just safe for eyes, they are actually proven to heal eye injuries, reduce inflammation, and protect against vision loss.
This blog will take a deep dive into how age-related eye degeneration can be improved with red light therapy.
How Can Red Light Therapy Help?
Red light therapy helps to stimulate the mitochondria to produce more energy in your cells, and the more energy that is created, the better the cell can function and regenerate.
It also reduces inflammation which can occur in your eyes after an eye injury, or through chronic stress (as blue light creates).
This helps to prevent eye tissue disruption and deterioration in your vision.
A 2020 studylooked at how 24 healthy participants reacted to red light exposure in order to improve eye health. The participants, aged between 28–72 years old, were divided into two groups.
Group one looked at the effect of red light on cone functioning (used for color vision).
Group two looked at the effect of red light on rod functioning (used for vision at low light levels).
*both groups exposed only their dominant eye to red light for 3 minutes daily for 2 weeks.
Group 1 had a significant improvement (22% better color recognition) in their cone functioning.
In group 2, participants over 40 years of age showed significant improvements (up to 10% better low light vision), which was also seen in 25% of the younger participants.
The improvements were more prominent in the older participants of the study, who naturally had more degenerated mitochondria in the retina of their eyes.
How to improve your eyesight at home with red light therapy:
MyLight devices are powerful enough to deliver the full range of benefits that red light therapy has to offer. For this reason, we don't ever recommend staring directly at your MyLight.
Simply keeping your eyes open while you are targeting other areas of your body (such as your chest), allowing the ambient light to enter your eyes, will deliver the eye sight improvements you are after.
If you're not sure which device would suit your needs, simply take the Red Light Therapy Quiz here.
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