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CAN TODDLERS GET COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME?

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Your kids at home just had their pre-school classes online finished and are ready to turn off the laptop, or so you thought? They start fiddling around with the keyboard just to go to the most reliable video-sharing website. They spend another extra hour with their eyes fixated on the screen.

If you ever spot them rubbing their eyes occasionally or complaining about an itch that’s always there. You might realize that they are developing some symptoms of eye strain. Constant viewing of digital screens often makes their eyes work a lot harder causing several effects, this is what we call computer vision syndrome.

Can Children be affected by the syndrome?

Studies from The Vision Council revealed that about 25% of children spend more than 3 hours a day using digital devices. Children can actually end up having computer vision syndrome (CVS) if they are exposed to computers or other digital devices for long periods of time. The longer they use those devices the more it can worsen in the long term.

The reason for this is that digital devices that display things on screen are made out of pixels that the eyes are not used to. This can in return cause the child to feel uncomfortable and your child might also have a tendency to put their faces close to the screens, due to the fact that they don’t have the power to focus on those pixelated images for a long period of time.

The Effects of CVS

Most of the effects of CVS are related to blue-light, a term which you’re probably familiar with if you’ve seen advertisements popping around about it for eyewear products such as ours

  • Eye strain: This can cause fatigue, dry eyes, lack of lighting, or sitting in front of a computer can cause eye strain. Symptoms of eye strain include eye pain, inflammation, and being out of focus.
  • Retina damage: This can cause damage to the retina cells within your child’s eyes and terrible vision problems (you can read more about it here.)
  • Seizures: Yes, blue light can cause epilepsy if your child is photosensitive. Flashing lights and screen brightness can trigger children to have these seizures.
  • Headaches: These are very common, as mentioned earlier your eyes have to constantly work on identifying many objects all around you. Children do not have a strong focus on things which can result in them having headaches as their brain is figuring out what’s going on in their screens (GIFS, animations, video games, etc etc etc).

Why it’s important to have blue light glasses 

We can’t stress how much it is needed for your children to have anti blue light glasses, especially in a day and age where people are required to face a screen for half a day just to do their work or studies. Our children should have their little eyes protected so that when they grow older they would not have to worry about their health. Always remember to limit their screen time and apply a 20-20-20 rule for them.

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POLYCARBONATE LENS BLUE LIGHT GLASSES FOR KIDS

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Your child’s vision is undoubtedly one of the most important things you want to protect. If your child suffers from vision issues, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness, or other health issues because of too much screentime then it is vital that you choose safety lenses on their blue light glasses to protect them further. 

What is Polycarbonate Lens?

Polycarbonate eyeglasses are an excellent alternative to other materials because they are lightweight, shatterproof and most importantly they provide 100% UV protection. Polycarbonate lenses are safe, affordable, and available in a wide range of styles. You can find polycarbonate in glasses that you buy for yourself and for your kids as well. 

Polycarbonate is for people who want strong, lightweight glasses that can withstand hard use. Using polycarbonate instead of glass makes the glasses much more durable, so you can get several years of use from them.

How do Polycarbonate Lenses Protect Your Kid’s Eyes?

As children are at a higher risk for eye injuries because of their exploratory nature, it’s more important than ever to ensure that you have the proper eyewear. Knowing that polycarbonate lenses can protect a child’s eyes from harmful UV radiation and blue light from digital screens is very useful in choosing a pair of glasses.

Without the need for extra lens coatings, the polycarbonate material acts as a natural UV filter, blocking approximately 99 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays. 

It’s a good idea to choose eyeglasses for children that filter not only UV rays but also blue light. A cost-effective and convenient option is polycarbonate photochromic lenses which are clear lenses that darken when exposed to sunlight. They provide ample protection from blue light at all times.

Wearing eyeglasses that filter both UV rays and blue light is the best way to protect the eyes of children and teenagers. Polycarbonate photochromic lenses are a convenient and cost-effective option that can be found in a range of styles by companies like Kids Optics. 

Kids Optics Anti Blue Light Glasses are made with polycarbonate lens material that is safe for children’s eyewear for protection.

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FAQS ABOUT ANTI BLUE LIGHT GLASSES

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Our society has moved forward into the digital age, but it has also come with many detriments to ourselves and our health. On average, people spend over thirteen hours a day sitting in front of their computer or even more if you count smartphone use. That’s a lot of time, thankfully we don’t do that every second of the day though! We still have time for other things like going out to get groceries and taking care of some housework before relaxing at home in front of the TV. 

You might think all this screen-time is innocent enough since we can easily shut our eyes when texting someone on our smartphones or look away from the computer screen while working at home, but research shows that we are being exposed to high levels of blue light which causes eye strain, blurred vision, headaches, and poor sleep schedules just to name a few negative side effects.

Anti blue light glasses are becoming increasingly popular as a way to protect our eyes from blue light that is emitted by electronic devices, especially at night time. While we’ve discussed what blue light does to our bodies and the scientific reasons why we should care about it, there are still common questions about them or about purchasing them.

Do anti blue light glasses work?

Yes, blue light glasses are a wise purchase for people who work long hours on digital devices, as they provide measurable benefits and can help lessen the effects of eyestrain further down the line. The effectiveness of these blue light glasses is still being studied, but doctors said that they are unlikely to cause harm, especially to children.

Can you wear blue light glasses all day?

Wearing anti blue light glasses is a great way to maintain eye health. It’s also safe enough especially for children to wear these health-protecting specs so they can not only be safe when looking at screens but also when outside playing sports or any other outdoor activity that exposes your pupils to scorching sun rays.

How does blue light blocking glasses reduce eye strain?

Blue light blocking glasses help to reduce the strain on your eyes when you’re using devices that emit a lot of blue light like phones, laptops, and computers. It includes a specific coating that protects your eyes from the dangerous blue light rays. Blue light is a form of high-energy visible (HEV) light that comes off these screens and can possibly cause damage to one’s eyes over time – and some even say it has been linked to certain eye diseases as well sleeplessness in extreme cases. 

Can Bluelight Glasses Hurt Your Eyes?

You can always wear anti blue light glasses. No problems so far.

Who should wear blue light filter glasses?

Adults and children should wear blue light blocking glasses when spending hours on a computer screen, tablet, smartphone, or TV. Adults spend about 8 hours a day looking at computer screens in the workplace. Children are often on handheld devices for studying or playing. Both adults and children are overexposed to harmful blue light from digital screens.

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DO ALL BLUE LIGHT GLASSES HAVE A YELLOW TINT?

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Artificial Blue Light has been named as the culprit behind many eye-related disorders like macular degeneration and glaucoma. Using blue light filter glasses is one of the ways to prevent eye problems caused by blue light from digital screens. However, the answer to the question “do all blue light glasses have a yellow tint?” is NO. This blog will help you understand the different properties of the various Blue Light Glasses available.

There are three different types of blue light blockers, each with their own unique qualities depending on your needs.

Clear Lenses

Blue light glasses have been around for a while as a way to protect the eyes from blue light emitted by digital screens. These blue blockers have been used by a lot of industries as a way to protect their eyes, especially when looking at digital screens. However, many are now offering glasses that have a clear lens that looks as though you are wearing regular glasses. These blue blockers are often called computer glasses or anti-fatigue glasses.

Computer glasses with clear lenses are worn during the daytime when indoors and exposed to any source of artificial light. This could be from office lights, laptops, smartphones, or your TV. They work by filtering blue light that causes digital eyestrain.

Orange or Red Tinted Glasses

The purpose of orange or red glasses with a blue tint is to enhance sleep. These glasses should be used at night time as some blue light helps to stimulate the production of cortisol in the morning and can help battle seasonal affective disorder during the day.

Yellow Tinted Glasses

Blue blockers with a yellow tint filter approximately 50% of blue light. Unlike regular clear lens computer glasses, yellow-tinted blue blockers are recommended for those whose visual workload is particularly strenuous and is usually the best choice for people that do things on digital screens.
Kids Optics Anti Blue Light Glasses with high-quality UV400 lenses and subtle yellow tint to block harmful artificial blue light from digital screens to prevent eye-related problems in kids.

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HOW DOES BLUE LIGHT GLASSES
REDUCE EYES STRAIN?

Brand Ambassador Reese Avery Sevilla

Eye strain or digital eye strain is a common problem that is caused by looking at digital screens for a long time. It is a condition where people feel discomfort, pain, or soreness in their eyes.

We will discuss how these blue light glasses reduce the strain on the eyes and what results can you expect.

What Causes Digital Eye Strain?

According to a recent study, the digital devices we use nowadays can lead to digital eye strain.  As a result, more and more children are suffering from digital eye strain, which can cause damage to the eye and affect their vision. Kids get digital eye strain is because they spend an unhealthy amount of time looking at screens.

Our eyes get tired of looking at screens for a number of reasons. First, the light coming off of them makes our pupils open larger than normal, which causes us to squint and adjust our heads to sharper angles in order to focus on what we’re seeing more clearly. Secondly, the lack of detail that users experience when reading from digital media is due in large part because particle sizes within the ink of a printing press are so much finer than those that are used in digital technology — they’re half as wide! This smaller particle size leads to increased reflectivity and lighting elements may cause glare that diminishes definition and clarity even further. And finally, small print sizes reduce factors influencing readability such as letter stroke and line spacing. As a result, our eyes have to work harder when viewing screens (unless pixels become so small they can compete with those of printed words).

Blue light itself is not harmful, but its unnatural excess can be detrimental to your vision and quite possibly your health. In order to combat the positive effects of blue light, we suggest avoiding any sources that may radiate the offensive light such as Smartphones, tablets, laptops, TVs, and anything with an LED screen. 

How Blue Light Glasses Reduce Eye Strain?

Blue light glasses come with a special coating that helps shield your eye from the harmful rays of blue light coming off your phone, laptop, or computer screen. It’s important to remember that these lenses aren’t made for looking through at distant objects because they are crafted specifically to protect your eyesight in close proximity to these types of screens.

When looking through lenses that block blue light with wavelengths less than 450 nm, the contrast is dramatically increased. As a result, blue light spectacles with yellow-tinted lenses may provide more comfort when looking at displays for long periods of time.

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WHO SHOULD WEAR BLUE LIGHT GLASSES?

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With today’s technology-driven world, the side effects of being exposed to too much blue light have become a bigger concern to the general public. We are surrounded by blue light. It can be found in direct sunlight. LED light bulbs, television screens, smartphone displays, and computer monitors all include it. Although blue light is generally safe, it has the potential to do harm to the body when overexposed.

So, who should be wearing blue light glasses?

Digital Screens

Kids and adults should wear blue light blocking lenses when spending hours on computer screens, tablets, smartphones, and TV screens. 

Many adults spend 8 hours a day looking at computer screens during work as well as kids on handheld devices for studying or playing. It is a lot of screen time. Overexposure can cause a variety of side effects, such as dry eyes and headaches. 

It is best to wear blue light eyeglasses to protect your eyes from harmful blue light emitted on digital screens.

Outside

Blue light is found naturally in sunlight. While it may feel great to have your eyes exposed to the sun in the summer, it should be noted that the sun can have damaging effects on your eyes as well. While being aware of the impacts of the sun on your skin, it is just as important to be aware of the impact on your eyes.

There are blue light shades in the market today that can be used indoors and outdoors. These eyeglasses use photochromatic lenses. Photochromatic lenses are lenses that have a change in color as well as a change in its transparency due to the UV rays of the sun. Photochromatic lenses are also known as Transition lenses. 

At Home

LED light bulbs might seem like the eco-friendly option but they emit blue light that destroys your sleep. Wear your anti blue light glasses anytime to minimize exposure to blue light.

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CAN KIDS WEAR ANTI BLUE LIGHT
GLASSES ALL DAY?

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In today’s world, kids spend most of their time watching a light-emitting device, either an Ipad, laptop, or smartphone. The problem is that this light is blue light, and it’s not good for their eyes. Anti blue light glasses are an excellent way to protect their eyes and reduce the effects of blue light. But what about when they’re not looking at digital screens?

Did you know that about 90% of the blue light you’re exposed to comes from the sun? If you’re reading this sitting under direct sunlight, then you’re getting probably more than 10 times the blue light that you do from looking at screens. While this is handy for vitamin D, it’s bad for our eyes.

Can kids wear anti blue light glasses under the sun?

Sunlight has always been a dependable source of vitamin D and UV radiation, but the blue light that comes along with direct sunlight can ruin the users’ eyesight. The eyes’ lens is unable to block the blue light and billions of people around the world are suffering from eye issues.

Yes, kids can wear blue light glasses under the sun with no adverse effects because these glasses block UV radiation that is harmful to the eyes. This safe coating can be included in all frames so that they may be worn anytime, anywhere!

Final Thoughts

Wearing anti blue light glasses is an important part of preventing eye damage. Kids can wear them safely not only during screen time but also when they are outside doing activities under the sun. It is our great responsibility as parents to encourage them to wear these glasses to protect their eyes from the harmful effects of blue light.

Kids Optics Anti-Blue Light Glasses are authentic eyeglasses that are designed for kids to protect their little eyes from artificial blue light from digital screens as well as UV radiation from the sun.

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HOW BLUE LIGHT AFFECTS
YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH

Brand Ambassador Zack Martinez

The rise of screen time usage and the never-ending use of smartphones has left parents wondering if their kids should have smartphones and if so, at what age. Even if your child is the exception, it is still important to know all of the effects of the blue light on your child.

Blue Light and Your Child’s Eyes

Blue light has shorter wavelengths and higher energy than other colors. Research shows that blue light is a factor in macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is an eye disease that can lead to blindness. Blue light contains rays with wavelengths between 415 and 455 nanometers, which is close to that range. Most of the light used in televisions, computers, smartphones have wavelengths between 400 and 490 nanometers, which are similarly short wavelengths as those in blue light harmful to our eyes.

Based on findings from the National Eye Institute, it would appear that younger people are impacted more by digital screens than adult viewers. The study found that children’s eyes absorb more blue light from digital device screens than adults that can lead to eye strain. Anti-blue light glasses can help reduce the risk of digital eye strain on your kids.

Blue Light and Sleep Cycle

Artificial blue light from electronic devices can mess with your circadian rhythm (or sleep cycle), which signals your brain to wake up when it should be winding down. In one study, as little as 2 hours of exposure to blue light at night slowed or stopped the release of the sleep hormone melatonin. Unplugging your child’s digital devices at least 3 hours before bedtime will help them get better rest.

Blue Light and Sun

Young children are like plants. They need sunlight to grow and be healthy. Just like your garden, if a young one is missing out on regular sunlight exposure in the early stages of their life, that could have an effect on their long-term vision and growth. In fact, scientists say the increase in myopia and nearsightedness today may be linked to kids spending too much time indoors on computers, and not enough playing outdoors where they can get blue light exposure from the sun.

What Should You Do?

While the effects of Blue light have still not been completely researched, we do know that the eyes are very susceptible to health issues from using devices excessively. The best proactive steps you can take as a parent is to encourage your children to stay healthy by giving their eyes some much-needed rest. You can do this by suggesting they follow the 20-20-20 break rule every day. This breaks down like this: taking a 20-second break every 20 minutes and focusing on something that is 20 feet away for each break. As well, you might want to consider changing settings on various electronic devices or wear anti-blue light glasses so that blue light is reduced when possible.

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DO ANTI BLUE LIGHT GLASSES WORK?

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Many parents are concerned about the harmful effects of blue light on their children. Blue light from the sun and man-made sources such as phone screens and computer screens seem to be a huge problem for kids. It can cause eye strain, sleep problems, and headaches, and can suppress melatonin. There is a lot of buzz about anti blue light glasses for kids, but do they really work?

Eye strain is one of the most common complaints today as kids are spending more and more time staring at digital screens. These glasses that filter blue light are gaining popularity because they claim that they can help lessen eyestrain, improve sleep habits, and prevent eye disease.

Wearing blue light glasses improved sleep quality and quantity, according to a study published in the journal Applied Psychology in 2021. Work performance was also improved when the glasses were worn.

There is still an ongoing study on how effective these blue light glasses but doctors said that these blue light glasses are likely no harm, especially on kids.

Aside from wearing anti blue light glasses, you can also use these tips to help reduce your kid’s exposure to blue light.

Limit the amount of screen time

You can help your children’s circadian rhythm by limiting their use of electronic devices after classes are over.

Practice the 20-20-20 Rule

Many doctors have recommended this method to reduce digital eye strain. Once your kid is using digital screens for an hour or more, let them look every 20 minutes at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

Decrease Screen Brightness

Minimizing screen brightness helps reduce eye fatigue and strain, and also decreases the damage done to the eyes. Darker colors on the screen make it easier for the eyes to adjust to the changing brightness.

Proper Posture

A study done has found that if a person’s computer screen is at eye-level, his cognitive performance increases by 30%. This is because the neck does not have to flex down to look at your work. The study also found that if you support your child’s feet, his cognitive performance is improved by 10%.

Take Breaks

If your kids are between the ages of 3 to 4, you need to make sure that they are getting enough exercise. Aim to ensure that they are getting at least an hour of moderate- to vigorous-intensity exercise every day.