Eye Protection When Using Light Therapy

Using eye protection during light therapy treatments, whether using LED or Fluorescent sources, is extremely important for your long term eye health, for many different reasons. Read more below.
protect eyes when using light therapy

Light therapy is an incredible treatment that has so many skin benefits. Red light therapy can reduce the signs of aging, as well as reduce redness and sun damage, while blue light therapy combats inflammation and acne. 

Although these treatments can be a wonderful asset to your skin, they require special safety precautions. During use, it’s crucial to make sure your eyes are properly protected to avoid any damage. 

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Eye Health is Important

In the past several years, most device manufacturers for light therapy devices have acknowledged that they must eliminate UV light from their products. 

To assure your eye health and safety, we’ve hired an independent facility to test a number of competing devices in the light therapy field. Most of these companies are true to their word and have eliminated harmful UV light from their products. 

In spite of this, the light produced by light therapy devices can still be harmful to your eyes outside of the UV spectrum. Lights that are used are usually extremely bright and intense — and if your eyes are exposed to this kind of light over time, it can ruin your vision.

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Protect the Windows to Your Soul

So what’s the best way to protect your eyes from damage? Blackout goggles. These goggles let absolutely no light in, which means there isn’t any chance of damage, but often they’re difficult and inconvenient for the user to wear while using the device. 

The next best solution — one we use here at Trophy Skin — is to use FDA-approved UV protection goggles. 

woman using goggles during red light therapy

These goggles block any and all harmful UV rays. They also offer enough dimming so that the blue light is not intense enough to cause eye damage. As an extra precaution, we also highly recommend that users keep their eyes closed during treatments whenever possible. 

Your eye health is a top priority for us, which is why we want to make sure you’re both informed and protected before use. With the right protection in place, you’ll be able to comfortably enjoy all of the benefits of light therapy devices provide for your skin — helping you achieve that youthful, glowing skin you’ve been searching for. 

Resources

My Cleveland Clinic (2021) Red Light Therapy

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/22114-red-light-therapy 


John Hopkins Medicine (2019) How to Protect Your Eyes from UV Damage

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/articles/how-to-protect-your-eyes-from-uv-damage#:~:text=UV%20light%20ages%20all%20structures,ultimately%20lead%20to%20decreased%20vision. 


Knight, J. (2021) Red Light Therapy and Eye Safety at Home

https://redlighttherapyhome.com/blogs/news/red-light-therapy-and-the-human-eye-unveiled 


Smiley, J. (2022) What is Red Light Therapy?

https://www.verywellhealth.com/red-light-therapy-5217767 


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