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Red: The eye saving color

Everywhere you see, you observe a lot of colors. The entire world filled with different colors, but I do feel sad for the blind people. There are three primary colors: red, green, and blue, commonly referred to as RGB. We can see around 10 million colors, but we have 24-bit displays showing us up to 16.7 million colors, and now even much with a 30-bit display, we get around a billion colors. Do they worth seeing it? We don’t know.

Research says that our eyes are equivalent to 576 megapixels resolution. But unfortunately, we can’t print them or save them in digital format. But to see the world, you need to take care of your eyes also. For that, the latest findings say that we can do that using the color red. Let’s dive into it.

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The red color is an indication for showing love to your partner, red blood in your entire body, red color is even considered to be holistic in many rituals. Also, those beautiful red roses in a garden can fill your day with happiness when it acts as a gift on several occasions. Red being with the highest wavelength of the color at around 700 nanometers, it can save your eyes if you glance the shade for 3 minutes daily, you will have fewer chances to lose them in the future.

Recent research by the University College London students on 24 different people aged from 24 to 72 with no optical problems contributed their time as a part of a study. People with age 40 and above can significantly improve their vision to save their eyes if they stare red light continuously for a short span of 3 minutes daily as mentioned previously. Their eyes made to see a red LED torch and tested for colour vision and low light vision as well. The colour detection ability increases by 20 per cent as a result of this study. In more detail, mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, as a part in the retina absorbs the specific wavelength of 670 nm of red light, get charged just like a battery.

Spectacles under the red light

Recent research by the University College London students on 24 different people aged from 24 to 72 with no optical problems contributed their time as a part of a study. People with age 40 and above can significantly improve their vision to save their eyes if they stare red light continuously for a short span of 3 minutes daily as mentioned previously. Their eyes made to see a red LED torch and tested for colour vision and low light vision as well. The colour detection ability increases by 20 per cent as a result of this study. In more detail, mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, as a part in the retina absorbs the specific wavelength of 670 nm of red light, get charged just like a battery.

The mesmerizing red moon during the night.

However, this method wouldn’t help the young kids and adults. They made a device worth 14 dollars, and it might save your eyes for a more extended period. The retina with over 70 per cent ATP reduction over time is very much faster as compared to other body cells. The research was also previously tested on mice, bumblebees and fruit flies, and their photoreceptors show a significant change too. The blue light sensitivity decreases over ageing, and it’s said to be harmful although there is no evidence. Still, the glass manufacturers do believe the fact but try to follow the 20-20-20 rule. This method speaks to look out 20 feet far away for 20 seconds after a 20-minute session from the screen when you get exposed to a screen for a long time. The red light research by UCL did get published in the Journals of Gerontology.

The red torch used for the study. Courtesy: UCL