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The amount of blue light your children receive from screens is small compared to the amount of exposure from the sun that is the main source of blue light. And yet, there is concern over the long-term effects of screen exposure because of the close proximity of the screens and the length of time spent looking at them. Almost all visible blue light passes through the cornea and lens and reaches the retina. This light may affect vision and could prematurely age the eyes. Early research shows that too much exposure to blue light could lead; 

  1. Digital eye strain (Eye pain, Dry eyes, blurred vision and watery eyes)
  2. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) 
  3. Greater risk of certain types of cancer
  4. Greater risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
  5. Increase the risk of depression

Our children and technology are practically inseparable these days. They spend a lot of time staring at the LED screens of computers, tablets, smartphones and other digital devices, whether it is for educational purposes or having just fun from the different videos and online games. 

In this modern world of technology, we don’t want to shield our children from today’s latest technology but we want them to experience it. We cannot deny the fact that we have a busy and hectic work schedule, so some of us rely on what technology can bring to our child, if those gadgets can bring joy, solace and comfort then be it, with proper guidance.  If we want a clear and a healthy vision for our child we must think ahead before it’s too late. Help our child to use technology in a positive and useful way. 

Online learning is waving and online classes are coming. Do you want to suffer those cute little eyes from blue light?  Doctors always recommend using eye protection, particularly anti-blue light glasses to prevent our children’s eyes from the effect of this harmful blue light. Always remember “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”- Henry de Bracton.

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How to protect your children’s eye from blue light?

Blue light is a color in the visible light spectrum that can be seen by human eyes. It has a short wavelength, which means it produces higher amounts of energy. It may affect vision and could prematurely age the eyes.

Keeping our children’s eyes healthy and safe requires a parent or caregiver to always be thinking ahead. Often, we will only address eye problems as they arise, but anticipating situations before they happen is always best. If there is a chronic exposure to blue light from smartphones, tablets, and computer screens is an issue, there are a few ways to decrease exposure to blue light:

Wear blue light blocking glasses.

Blue light blocking glasses are made with special spectrum control technology to absorb blue light. It will reduce eye strain and protect your eyes from electronic devices.

Screen time

Decrease the amount of time spent in front of these screens and/or take frequent breaks to give your eyes a rest.

 Follow 20/20 Rule

Look away from the screen every 20 minutes, focus on an object at least 20 feet away, for at least 20 seconds.

 Use a screen filter

These are especially helpful if your younger children use computers for games or schoolwork. These help to filter the direct blue light coming from the screens.

Take advantage of ” comfort view’ settings

This setting changes the sharp screen light to a warmer light with less contrast between the screen and the surrounding light.

One of the greatest struggles we’ve experienced as parents has been how to foster digital savvy-ness in our children – while we don’t want to shield them from today’s latest technology we want to make sure that what they’re experiencing is still helping their little brains grow.

Worried about your child’s intellectual capability? Can gadgets help you?



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Moose Math

This is an amazing app to introduce the concepts of numbers and math to your child in a fun city-setting. Stop into the Moose Juice Store and practice counting, addition and subtraction by making a smoothie, or swing by the Lost and Found to group similar objects together.

YouTube Kids

Exclusively made and curated for kids, YouTube Kids offers educational videos and entertainment content to inspire and enhance young minds. It’s one of the best learning apps for kids out there, as it offers them an easy way to watch their favourite shows

Spelling Stage

Kids may usually find spelling words difficult, but with this app, they can be interested in spelling practice. The paid subscription offers a wide range of words for different age groups, from preschoolers to adults.

Quick Math Jr.

Kids know that math can be boring, but this app transforms numbers into something more creative and interactive. Quick Math Jr. is an app for kids with 12 different math games that feature fundamental math skills and concepts. It has unique graphics and buildable characters to keep kids engaged, and all answers are handwritten or drawn on the screen so kids can also practice handwriting.