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fergus


10/29/2012

Can black light damage my eyes?

What are effects of black light on our eyes? Is it bad for eyes?
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  • ryan

    11/01/2012

    yes, it is harmful to the eyes and could affect vision over time. Because black lights emit UV radiations that is known as blue light. These light rays could prevent the retinal cells from forming cytochrome oxidase. This chemical transports oxygen to the cells involved in vision. Without cytochrome oxidase and oxygen, the cells of the eye could die. The temporary effect of black light is causing conjunctivitis and photokeratitis, which are inflammation of the different parts of the eyes. The long-term effect of black light is damaging sensitive eyes from light exposure to cause limits vision finally.
  • Kaylee peters

    10/30/2012

    Black light itself will do no harm to the eyes, except for you do some reading in dark environment. As for the reason, you can't see so clearly, so you will put the visual objects so closely to yourself that it will cause fatigue with the eyes. Therefore, such as seeing the mobile phone after lights out, is one of the important reasons which causes myopic.
  • Mya

    10/30/2012

    Yes, black light can possible cause some eye damages. A black light is a light bulb with an inner coating that restricts the wavelengths. They are not visible for men and they can transmit UV rays. You know that UV rays is harmful to your eyes, do does the black light. Long time expose in such rays and light, it will contribute to cataracts.
  • Andrew

    12/20/2018

    related question, would wearing contact lenses negate the negative effects?
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