Mark Mattison-Shupnick, ABOM

I was privileged to present a blue light course at Vision Expo East, and it’s clear that there is still a lot of confusion about the subject. I recently read this article, “The Blue Light Paradox: Problem or Panacea” by John Marshall, professor of ophthalmology, University College London. Available in Pointes de Vue (pointsdevue.com Essilor, February 2017), it’s an important review of the unique way that the eyes use light not just for vision, and the concerns about how we manage eyesight in a world where 100-year-olds will become more and more common. How should we manage light and radiation when damaging effects are accumulated, and the results affect individuals differently? Read this article; I’m interested in your perspective.