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The "Greening of America" and Dependence on Technology May Damage Eyes and Impact Health, According to BluTech® Lenses

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Prescription or Non-prescription, BluTech Lenses Provide Protection from Harmful Blue Light

PHOENIX, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eye Solutions Technologies, LLC, a Phoenix-based company dedicated to providing smart eye protection for everyone, introduces the most technologically advanced prescription and non-prescription lenses available. Based on science and derived from nature, BluTech® Lenses filter harmful, high-energy blue light which impairs daily visual performance, disrupts the sleep-wake cycle and contributes to Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) as well as other health conditions.

"The dangers of blue light are becoming more evident," said Greg Naes, CEO of Eye Solutions Technologies, LLC. "The federally mandated phase-out of incandescent light bulbs in favor of more energy-efficient lighting took effect this year. This "greening of America" and our 24/7 dependence on technology may lead to a significant impact on both eye and general health. BluTech Lenses are the natural solution to maintaining healthy vision."

Blue light is naturally emitted from the sun and helps regulate melatonin in the brain-which activates the natural sleep-wake cycle-one of the most basic and necessary physiological rhythms. However, technology has taken over. We take the "sun" inside with us because blue light is emitted by most electronic devices-LED TVs and bulbs, computers, tablets, smartphones, handheld video games, even CFL light bulbs. Blue light exposure from "artificial" sources tricks the eyes into telling the brain to stay awake, disrupting the natural sleep-wake cycle, triggering sleep deprivation.

The negative effects of blue light are staggering. According to Harvard Medical School, the disruption of the sleep rhythm may "lead to the causation of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity." It also contributes to Age-related Macular Degeneration. More Americans suffer from AMD (15 million) than from new cases each year of breast cancer, prostate cancer, plus Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease combined (6.67 million).

BluTech Lenses are a lens, not a coating and were created from nature. BluTech Lenses are the only lens infused with Ocular Lens Pigment, a natural pigment that occurs in the eye as we age, to help filter high-energy blue light while allowing harmless light to pass through.

"For more than 60 years we have been using sunscreen to protect our skin from harmful light. It makes sense we take the same care in protecting our eyes," said Gary L. Morgan, O.D. of Eye Tech Eye Associates. "BluTech Lenses are the only lenses available which filter harmful blue light when necessary. I explain to patients that I wear BluTech lenses because I consider them my safety glasses, and so should they."

BluTech Lenses are now available. To find a provider, visit www.blutechlenses.com/where-to-buy/ or call (480) 426-9060. Eye care professionals interested in finding out more about BluTech Lenses may visit http://blutechlenses.com/eye-care-professionals/ or call (866) 704-0845.

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Gary L. Morgan, O.D.
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