How does lighting affect eye health?

In demanding environments such as examination room, laboratories or in industry, lighting is extremely important to reduce eye problems, improve visual comfort and increase productivity in the workplace.

Choosing the right lighting and brightness can help create a healthy and productive working environment for the eyes. D-TEC has many years of experience in helping companies achieve an optimal lighting environment. Good lighting provides increased safety for the patient and increased well-being for the staff. An important factor is also to avoid glare. Glare is usually caused by too bright light or by placing light sources in an unfavourable position in relation to work surfaces.

We at D-TEC have over 30 years of experience in lighting planning and work environment. In the dental industry, our lighting is a first choice. We want to help more industries plan to create a sustainable lighting environment.

How are we affected by incorrect lighting?

Eye fatigue and headaches: Poor lighting can cause eye fatigue and headaches in people who work or read for long periods in a poorly lit environment. This is because the eyes become overstrained as they try to adjust to the dim or uneven lighting.

Poor visual acuity: Poor lighting can also affect visual acuity by making it harder to see details or distinguish colours.

Increased risk of eye diseases: Prolonged exposure to poor lighting can increase the risk of eye diseases such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. This is because the eyes become more vulnerable when exposed to harmful light radiation for longer periods.

Poorer sleep quality: Poor lighting can also affect sleep quality by disrupting the body’s natural sleep rhythm. For example, too much light in the evening can make it difficult to fall asleep, while too little light during the day can make it difficult to wake up and be alert.

In summary, poor lighting can affect eye health in several ways. It is therefore important to ensure that there is enough light and the right type of lighting in work and home environments to protect the eyes and maintain good visual health.

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