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Red light damaging to eyes?

Discussion in 'Feedback/Suggestions' started by Jenny S, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Jenny S

    Jenny S Gold

    Hi can anyone tell me if using a red light on your face is damaging to your eyes? Do you need glasses or just close them? I actually wondered if it might be good for them
     
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  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    if you abuse it.........yes. Most people do not so I think the risk is low.
     
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  3. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    The flip side of this question for me is more illuminating........is wearing sunglasses during the day when red and purple light are out doing their things on the regeneration pathways?

    It can be DEADLY.

    SUNGLASSES: Still think sunglasses are OK? Possible carcinogenic effects from filtering natural light were found accidentally in a conversation Dr. John Ott had with Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s daughter. The conversation pertained to her experiences with her father at Lambarene, on the west coast of Africa, and the rate of cancer found among those people. She said that when her father had started the hospital there in Africa, there was no cancer at all, but now it was a problem. She said that their simple surroundings had not changed or modernized.

    The only thing different was that natives all wore sunglasses as a status symbol of the civilized world. They could always be found wearing them “even when paddling their dugout canoes wearing no more than a loin cloth. Sunglasses were so prized that these new adornments carried a higher barter value than beads or other trinkets. Think about how the light of the sun is filtered by sunglasses. Something so small has a massive effect and we keep missing it.
     
  4. shiran

    shiran Curious

    Is there a scientific paper or article that I can show people regarding the sunglasses Specific.
    when I present the background simply to people they get a hard time connecting simply dots
    I think sunglasses are a silent killer!
     
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  5. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Go read Ott's book.
     
  6. Sufoto

    Sufoto New Member

    I learned so much reading Ott's book . No sunglasses for me. What about using an Ott light for reading at night. I also have begun to print out what I want to read and take it on the deck and read outside in the morning.
     
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  7. Penny

    Penny New Member

    Light at night is a total fail...
     
  8. Sufoto

    Sufoto New Member

    So only read during the day??
     
  9. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    You can use red light to read at night but I would not do it chronically.
     
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  10. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    [​IMG]

    From Ott's book Health and Light
     
  11. Dewey C. Layman Jr.

    Dewey C. Layman Jr. New Member

    I've been wondering about this too. I have a 660nm light and I use it on Ben and Jerry down low to raise testosterone and I've even tried shining it on my thyroid and sometimes when I do that my throat is sore the next day just from shining it on there for like not even 5 minutes. So I've thought about using it on my eyes but if it makes my throat sore than im not even going to try my eyes. Lol I might do it with my eyes closed but not open.
     
  12. Dina Bredeau

    Dina Bredeau New Member

    Me too! I've been wondering which one is the best (think Dr. Kruse has been trying some different ones) because have read about it helping skin texture, wrinkles etc.
     
  13. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Your retinal is sensitive to 5 photons. Therefore any light post sunset carries a risk.
     
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  14. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    That slide was in my Vermont 2017 talk.
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Photoreceptors in the eye = 5 photons (extreme sensitivity) = nonlinear effect of light, in the same way that a small amount of UVA can have a huge biological effect = extremely lowered melatonin levels
     
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  16. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    ^^^^the other side of the coin taught in the Vermont 2017 lecture.
     
  17. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

  18. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Your eye and skin are exquisitely sensitive to light because of melanopsin. This makes us very sensitive to blue over red……but even red light lowers melatonin level due to the release mechanism. Red light indirectly decreases pineal release because red light affects the cortisol limb. Cortisol and melatonin are a quantum thermodynamic couple too. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ije/2010/829351/
     
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  19. Dewey C. Layman Jr.

    Dewey C. Layman Jr. New Member

    And by red light you mean infrared or can just a red LED do this?
     
  20. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    yep
     
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