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The bright lights used in light therapy are extremely safe and there are no indications that light boxes cause any damage to the eye. Our SAD lamps are UV-free - so if you are worried about your skin or have been told to avoid UV, this won't be a problem.

A few people experience side effects but these are usually only mild including headaches, eyestrain, nausea and hyperactivity. This can usually be solved simply by switching off the light and, over the next few days, gradually building up the time you spend in front of it to find a usage time that works best for you.

Circadian Optics advises anyone with major eye problems to consult their doctors before starting any form of light therapy.

Light therapy used to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis is different from the type of light therapy used for the conditions listed above. Light therapy for skin disorders uses a lamp that emits ultraviolet (UV) light. This type of light should be filtered out in light therapy boxes used for SAD and other conditions because it can damage your eyes and skin.