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Michael Chotiner

Night lighting for elders

Many older people have trouble falling asleep and/or getting back to sleep at night, especially when stimulated by bright lights that they turn on in order to navigate to the bathroom or that attendants use during routine nighttime checks.

Michael Chotiner

Lightbulbs as therapeutic tools

Whether you’re 25 or 75, you may have experienced the effects of aging on your eyesight — and it tends to get worse as the years go by. Typical age-related eye pathologies — including macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and retinopathy — contribute to reduced contrast sensitivity, slow light-dark adaptation, visual field loss and diminished visual acuity and depth perception.

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