When we talk about the risk of children spending too much time in front of their digital devices, we are actually talking about the harmful effects of too much blue light emitted by such devices. Our children are the most sensitive when it comes to their health. In this digital world, they become dependent even at a young age. Thus, they are more likely to develop certain eye-related conditions, as well as have health problems1 in the long term. Like everyone else who is spending hours in from of their digital device, children need to protect their eyes too. Blue light glasses for kids can be a great option to protect your child’s eyes and overall health. If you want to know why they are so important for them, don’t stop here and keep reading.
Why spending hours in front of a device can be bad for children?
Computer LED monitors and portable digital devices emit a wide range of visible light. Most of these light rays are harmless, but part of the light emitted by monitors is actually a high energy visible light called blue light. A certain amount of blue light can negatively impact the retina of the eye in long the term, which can lead to eye-related conditions. Too much exposure to harmful blue light can disrupt the normal cycle of sleep, which leads to poor sleep2.
What are blue light blocking glasses?
Blue light glasses3 are essential for having healthy eyesight. They contain a special coating that protects a certain amount of harmful blue light radiation. Not all glasses on the market are of high quality, especially if you want to buy them for your kids. They need to be comfortable because children aren’t used to wearing glasses all day. Therefore, be careful while choosing. In terms of safety, yes, computer glasses are safe for children. In addition, we will point out some helpful tips for buying the best blue light blocking glasses for kids. Blue lens glasses can help your kid and can offer many benefits such as:
- Improved sleep quality
- Improved melatonin production
- Reduced eyestrain and dry eyes
- Enhanced vision changes
How to avoid too much exposure to harmful blue light?
You can’t expect your child not to use digital devices, but with some helpful tips, you can prevent certain conditions in the future. This includes:Don’t watch TV in the dark
If your kid watches TV or plays on their phone in the dark, it can be unhealthy for their eyes and health. Blue light radiation, especially at night, can affect melatonin production. Melatonin is a hormone responsible for good sleep, which means it can disrupt sleep quality. Therefore, make sure there is enough light in the room.Take a break
Whether your kid is spending hours in front of its favorite device, taking regular breaks can be good for their eyesight. It is recommended that children who spend a lot of time in front of a computer or other electronic device take a break of 20 seconds every 20 minutes to look into a distant object. This is especially good before bedtime because improved sleep quality can have many health benefits4 such as calm behavior, better language development, and many more.Wear kids computer glasses
Another option for your child's safety is wearing blue light blocking glasses for kids. Eyeglasses with special coating offer maximum protection from the harmful blue light emitted from the screens. Our Prospek kids blue light blocking glasses are with anti-reflective coating, which means you get more protection with less tint.Eat food for improving eye vision
Meals rich in vitamins and minerals help the eyes to develop in a healthy way. Your mother was right when she kept reminding you how important carrots are for your eyes. Now you need to do the same with your child. Include more fish, fruits, vegetables, and nuts rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E in everyday meals.Routine eye checks
Regular eye checks should be done in order to maintain healthy eyes. The initial visit is at six months of age, and some doctors recommend you should bring your kid every year or two. Going to an eye doctor should be more frequent if you notice vision changes.
Prospek-50 for Kids
Finding the best glasses that will suit your kid’s eyes and face can be really challenging. Our glasses are 3rd party laboratory tested with plenty of proved results. For the youngest in your family, take a look at our kids blue light glasses, including ActionStar Jr., MovieStar Jr., Sharp Jr., and Juliet Jr. All kids glasses have unisex style, that fit for every boy and girl. They are also adjustable and will suit a kid’s face. They look cool and fun, so your kid will want them for sure. The lenses are with an anti-reflective coating, which means you will get more protection.
ActionStar Jr. and MovieStar Jr. eyeglasses are made from TR90 frames. TR90 is a thermoplastic and very durable material, therefore it can easily bend to fit the child’s face. Sharp Jr. eyeglasses are made from TR90 frame, copper alloy arms and acetate tip, while Juliet Jr. eyeglasses are made from TR90 frame, and acetate temple. The acetate is hypoallergenic, which makes it comfortable for every kid. It also has the most extensive range for transparency and it can’t be easily deformed or discolored. The lens material of all glasses is made from polycarbonate and blocks 50% of blue light. It is the right amount in order to have the optimum protection. Polycarbonate is a thinner and lighter material and can satisfy your child’s needs.
All these kids' blue light blocking glasses are recommended for kids from 4 to 12 years old. They come with an orange hard case and sky-blue cloth. Action and MovieStar glasses also come with 2 sets of different colors of temples that can be changed, so kids can switch to whichever they like. What is cooler, is that there is a pair of extension parts to keep glasses from sliding down and a rubber strap that the kids can hang the glasses around their necks when not in use. Sounds great, right?
To sum up
Healthy eyesight is extremely important for a child's development. Vision problems often appear in preschool, but they remain undetected until children start reading and writing. Most children do not realize that it is not normal to see things blurry, so the eye problem remains in the shadows. Therefore, start taking preventive and proper early care of your child’s eyes by wearing high-quality computer glasses for kids with optimum protection.
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4. Mindell Jodi A., Ariel A. Williamson. 6 Nov. 2017. Benefits of a Bedtime Routine in Young Children: Sleep, Development, and Beyond. Science Direct, Sleep Medicine Reviews.