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Revitalize the Retina Using Red Light Therapy

Close up of an eye under red light

It’s no surprise that as we age, we have to put more time, effort and attention into maintaining the basic health and function of our bodies. Yet, with the right care, our bodies can continue to push limits and even get stronger with age.

Many of the aging effects that we see and feel, are correlated to the amount of energy our bodies produce. As we age, ATP production starts to decrease, which can result in issues like declining vision. Luckily, a study published in the Journal of Gerontology, provides evidence supporting red-light therapy as a solution to naturally rejuvenate and repair retina damage.

The Power of ATP

Within each of our cells, lies the mitochondria, also known as the “powerhouse the cell.” Mitochondria creates energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and with that, influences the rate and effects of aging.

ATP is readily available for and expended in, every physical movement we make. Though you can maintain cellular function with nutrient rich foods, studies have shown that red-light therapy helps the body generate increased levels of ATP and also reverse and repair damage already done.

Regenerating the Retina

With age, we produce less and less ATP, resulting in the decline of the retina. Fortunately, a recent study from the University College London shows that red-light therapy has the ability to reverse declining vision by reviving retina function in adults over the age of 40.

The function of mitochondria within the retina requires significant rates of energy production. According to an article published by North Denver News, “Mitochondrial density is greatest in the retina’s photoreceptor cells, which have high energy demands. As a result, the retina ages faster than other organs, with a 70% ATP reduction over life, causing a significant decline in photoreceptor function as they lack the energy to perform their normal role.”

After the success of studies done on animals, scientists experimented with a group of people between the ages of 28-72. Subjects were instructed to stare into a 670-nm light for three minutes daily, over the course of two weeks. Though there were no significant changes in the vision of individuals younger than 40, a notable difference in color detection improved by 20% for those over the age of 40. Significant improvements were observed in the blue range of the color spectrum, which typically gets more vulnerable with age.  

According to Dr. Glenn Jeffery, “Our study shows that it is possible to significantly improve vision that has declined in aged individuals using simple brief exposures to light wavelengths that recharge the energy system that has declined in the retina cells, rather like re-charging a battery.”

When a specific wavelength of light therapy is used, the mitochondria within the retina can absorb it and supply the cellular energy necessary for regeneration. “The technology is simple and very safe,” said Dr. Jeffery.

Feel the Difference with Prism Light Pod

Rather than spending the $25 on this red-light device specific for single area use, with the Prism Light Pod full-body system, you can receive 360 degrees of optimized light therapy. Rest assure that the red and near-infrared lights used are up to standard, made with tens of thousands of 630nm, 660nm and 850nm near-infrared industrial-strength red LEDs that are the closest to the body and six optimized settings to maximize results beyond just vision.

To learn more about the benefits of RLT and find the nearest Prism Light Pod to you, visit: https://prismlightpod.com/products/

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