Dr. Jason Brinton was recently interview by Byrdie, a prominent health and beauty website, about the effects of blue light and its relation to our sleep patterns.

“Most medical experts recommend limiting screen time late in the evening and prior to bed (up to two hours prior to bed in some studies) as blue light from our gadgets can confuse the body about when it’s time to be awake and when it’s time to sleep,” says Dr. Jason Brinton, a St. Louis-based ophthalmologist. “As the sun sets, less light hits the retina inside the eyes, and through a complex chain of events, the pineal gland ramps up its output of the hormone melatonin [which] signals to the body ‘it’s time to go to bed.”

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Dr. Jason P. Brinton is an internationally recognized specialist in the field of LASIK and refractive surgery. He is a graduate of Harvard College, earned his medical doctorate from the Harvard Medical School and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.