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Are Blue Light Eyeglasses Worth It For Your Kids?

anti blue light glasses

You’ve probably already seen those ads claiming that there are eyeglasses that can help protect your eyes from blue light — aka the blue light eyeglasses. A color with a short wavelength that produces high amounts of energy compared to other colors. These claims usually highlight the dangers of exposing your eyes for hours when you watch through digital screens.

Fact: computer screens (or phones), in general, do not cause permanent eye damage that can cause blindness. But in the long run if your eyes can be a bit more irritable when exposed to them for long periods. 

Things you need to know before buying blue light glasses

The best times for when you need blue light glasses are when it’s dark or after sundown. We have eyeglasses with a polarized lens that can block 100% of blue light and has UV protection such as our Little Explorer Blue LightShades, across the color spectrums of dangerous wavelengths. 

Always remember that blue light glasses have a reddish tint that helps block out those blue light rays. There are no problems with using them for both nighttime and daytime. Typically, the human eye isn’t used to the exposure to high amounts of blue light. Thus causing it to activate retinal cells in your child’s eye which can lead to the reduction of melatonin. This can cause your child to have a hard time sleeping at night.

Are they any different from computer screen glasses?

In reality, there really isn’t any standard label in the eyewear industry. Computer glasses can refer to almost anything that involves protecting your eyes from being damaged by digital screens. If there are glasses that claim to protect your eyes from damaging wavelengths such as blue light but do not have those filters then they are just regular glasses. Some manufacturers sell these glasses but lack blue light protection albeit carrying other features like anti glare: however, these features do not carry the same weight of importance as those with anti blue light filters.

Conclusion

So are they worth buying? Sure, if you don’t want your child to have difficulty in his youth. Children are constantly exposed to digital screens thanks to the online class policies and the ever-evolving uses of technology today. 

Before you buy just any glasses, make sure that they have anti blue light filters in them because they are a must. These are highly effective when they provide a good amount of protection against the dangerous wavelengths of blue light.

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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR KIDS’ EYES
FROM UV DAMAGE?

MiniScholar Rosette Bluelight Shades

Did you know that wearing sunglasses to defend against UV rays is just as vital as wearing a hat? The sun’s light is split into three types called “visible” light, “ultraviolet (UV)” rays, and the part that hits anything but our eyes. The sun’s UV rays cause sunburn, they can also damage our eyes.

Effects of Excessive UV Rays on Unprotected Eyes

People who go on holiday to sunny locales for a little fun in the sun should be wary of unprotected exposure to ultraviolet rays. If your unprotected eyes are exposed to excessive amounts of UV rays over a short period of time, you could experience a sunburn of the eye.

This eye condition is also known as ultraviolet keratitis or photokeratitis. It is usually only temporary, but it can be uncomfortable, producing dryness and irritation, as well as a gritty feeling in the eyes and increased light sensitivity. 

How to Protect Your Eyes from UV Damage?

Wear Sunglasses or BlueLight Shades

Wear pair of sunglasses or bluelight shades that states it blocks 100% of both UVA and UVB exposure and 80-100% of visible light. Make sure they also block 50-90% of blue light (a wavelength responsible for disrupting melatonin production) – this will make it easier to see things in the distance as well.

Do Not Stare at the Sun 

Looking directly at the sun can damage your eyes and potentially cause blindness. You should wear authentic sunglasses that block UV rays.

Your eyes are very sensitive to UV rays, and they are easily damaged if you are not careful. When you are out in the sun, remember to wear sunglasses with UV protection and avoid staring directly at the sun. If you spend a lot of time at the beach, you should also consider wearing a hat to protect your face, neck, and head from UV rays.

Kids Optics Bluelight Shades are authentically designed for kids to not only block artificial blue light from digital screens but also to protect those little eyes from UV rays when they are out in the sun. It has photochromic lenses that darken when exposed to sunlight. Visit www.kidsoptics.co.