What’s the deal with Blue Light?

Blue light is part of sunlight. We see it when a rainbow or a glass prism separates out the colors.  Medical scientists tell us that the blue part of sunlight can increase your risks for macular degeneration – the leading cause of blindness for people over the age of 55.   And blue light emissions from cell phones, tablet PC’s and TV screens at night time can make you lose sleep because of suppression of melatonin by blue light.

And loss of melatonin and sleep will increase your risk of cancer, Alzheimers, diabetes and obesity. It will also increase your appetite at night time.

One answer to this problem is effective filtration of the blue light. MPF™ 6 Eyewear with Melanin and OLP offers a natural solution to blue light with minimal disruption of color perception.

Is there a Solution?

Photoprotective Technologies has been working on this problem for years. The solution is using a natural filter, an organic one. The body has a natural defense to harmful light called melanin. Its in your eyes and hair and skin and protects the body from damage. Using the same melanin, PPT has developed lenses that contain the natural pigment and can be a natural filter to this harmful blue light.

What is the Melatonin Production Factor (MPF™)?

How much blue light should computer glasses filter? If you filter too little blue light, your body makes less melatonin; if you filter too much you don’t see the colors well. In 2014 Photoprotective Technologies, filed patent applications for a way to rate computer glasses for their ability to filter the blue light wavelengths that reduce the production of melatonin. For example, sleep researchers have found that a 22 % decrease of melatonin production at night time can occur after two hours of computer use. This means that the MPF™ 6 computer glasses will extend this exposure time to 12 hours.

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MPF™ WITH MELANIN AND OLP

Melanin is the natural pigment in your hair and eyes to darken it and protect it from the sun. It is in the back of the lens in everyone to protect the eye from blue light

You can get very high MPF™ values by filtering most of the blue light. But you risk losing the perception of color. Using its new MPF™ rating system, PPT proceeded to develop melanin and OLP powders with high MPF™ values – sufficiently high to significantly reduce the suppression of night time production of melatonin. PPT has developed computer eyewear with MPF™ values of 6 that address the health risks from the chronic loss of sleep from blue light.

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Press Release
9 October, 2015

New MPF™ rating system for sleep eye wear points toward melanin (not melatonin).

San Antonio-based bio-tech firm, Photoprotective Technologies (PPT), develops a new melanin lens that extends your night time use of the iPad to up to 12 hours.The newly-developed eyewear utilize lenses that filter blue light according to the Melatonin Production Factor (MPF™) – a new lens rating system also recently developed by PPT.
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