2019 AMI Online Salon

Blue Light Exposure

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: Johns Hopkins University
  • Entrant Name: Shawna Snyder
  • Membership Type: Professional Submission                    
  • Address: Baltimore, MD
  • Client: Iowa State University
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Print, Patient Education
  • Primary Audience: Lay Audience Phone Users (15-45)

Project Description

This piece was created to visualize the effect blue light has on retinal photoreceptors. Blue light is the highest energy wavelength absorbed by the retina, and in the form of sunlight, helps regulate normal body routines. However, a lifetime of blue light overexposure from phones and computer screens may lead to irreversible damage. I used the development of this piece to demonstrate the creation of a didactic medical illustration for a group of undergraduate students. Throughout the project, I shared the thought process of my strategic decision making and provided feedback for the development of their own didactic pieces.