How LEDs can help your eyes age
As we age, our eyes begin to disappoint us. For some, this means buying reading glasses and updating their prescription lenses. However, another less traditional solution to help relieve symptoms of aging eyes is good lighting.
EYE AGING SYMPTOMS
Some symptoms of aging eyes include reduced ability to see small details and print, reduced contrast sensitivity or the ability to distinguish differences in light and dark colors, color discrimination reduced sensitivity to glare and dramatic changes in lighting, and increased eye fatigue.
All of these symptoms are normal. They commonly start around age 45, and most people at age 60 require glasses. Also for 60 less light is able to reach the eye. Most children over the age of 60 need twice as much light to see someone in their thirties.
LIGHTING SOLUTIONS FOR EYE AGING
There are some simple and manageable solutions to help aging eyes complete tasks more easily. It is recommended when watching TV in a dark room turn on the table lamps to decrease the contrast between light and darkness, causing less brightness and strain in the eyes. It is also useful to choose lights for tasks such as reading, sewing or writing that are directional and adjustable.
A great lighting option for aged eyes is LED. LEDs are directional by nature, and doubly useful when used in adjustable lamps. They are also some of the brightest and most durable on the market. A great product for tandem use with LED lighting is a dimmer. This allows the user to adjust the brightness of the light for individual tasks by hand. The best thing for aged eyes is flexible and adjustable lighting.