June 29, 2020

Looking at deep red light may improve declining eyesight

Credit: Unsplash (Erwan Hesry)

The Gist

Researchers from University College London have observed that red light may improve eyesight for people over 40 years old.

The List

  • Long-wavelength red light can improve the performance of the retina after the age of 40.
  • The ability to detect colors have improved by 20% for such people.
  • The scientists say that this discovery could lead to home-based remedies for declining eyesight.
  • 24 participants were included in this research.

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