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;
- Digital eye strain (Eye pain, Dry eyes, blurred vision and watery eyes)
- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
- Greater risk of certain types of cancer
- Greater risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
- 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.