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Light Therapy and Eye Safety

Can Bright Light Therapy Damage the Eye?

Researchers have expressed concern regarding the use of bright light therapy because the visible blue light wavelengths emitted by bright light therapy lamps may cause retinal damage and could contribute to the development of age related blindness. Refs. For many years cautions have been expressed that users of bright light therapy lamps be screened by ophthalmologists, and those with pre-existing retinal conditions or other risk factors abstain from light therapy treatment or be closely monitored. Refs.

The patented light therapy technology used in a Lo-LIGHT therapy lamp eliminates the risk of retinal damage inhenent in the use of bright light or blue light therapy lamps. Lo-LIGHT lamps operate at normal indoor light intensity, and screen out the hazardous blue wavelengths of visible light that can damage the retina.

People using Bright Light or Blue Light therapy while taking photosensitizing medications have an increased risk of eye damage. These medications, which sensitize the eye to damage by visible light, include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), most antidepressants, some antibiotics, diuretics, beta-blockers and other heart medications. Guidelines have been established recommending that Bright Light therapy not be used with these photosensitizing medications. Refs.


Purchase or "No Risk" Rental Plans

In North America, a no-risk rental program is available on some models. If the unit is purchased within 2 months from the time of rental, all rental payments are applied towards the purchase price. Order Now!

The Sunnex Biotechnologies Lo-LIGHT phototherapy lamp comes with a five year warranty. Details