Kids’ Computer Glasses: Should I Buy Them?
In the age of social media and YouTube, kids are spending more and more time in front of screens. Even in school, some kids use laptops during classes and for assignments. Computer glasses, commonly known as blue light blocking lenses, reduce artificial blue light exposure.
We know that adults benefit from using computer glasses, but should you buy them for your kids?
How does blue light affect children’s eyes?
Our smartphones, tablets, TVs, and laptop screens all emit blue light. While adults feel the effects of blue light in the form of eye strain, headaches, and sleeplessness, children feel those effects even more.
A study by The British Journal of Ophthalmology showed that the eyes of children under 14 are less developed than those of adults. Their pupils are also larger, meaning they have less protection from blue light.
Children are also more likely to develop eye strain and sleep deprivation. This can lead to problems with concentration and learning, not to mention lower test scores. Overexposure to blue light has even been linked to developmental disorders, such as ADHD.
Digital eye strain symptoms can be found during your child’s first eye exam. Luckily, there are things you can do to help. The two best ways to reduce the negative impact of harmful blue light include using kids’ computer glasses and setting limits on screen time.
How do computer glasses benefit kids?
Computer glasses filter and block blue light emitted from digital devices. As noted, blue light affects children more than adults, so giving your child a pair of computer glasses for home or school can put your mind at ease.
Regardless of whether your child needs a prescription, computer glasses provide excellent protection. LED lights used in homes and other places also emit blue light. Wearing glasses that block blue light can reduce eye fatigue and other symptoms associated with blue light exposure.Shop Kids’ Blue Light Glasses
How can I limit screen time for my kids?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), children under five should have one hour or less of screen time per day. Older children should only spend a few hours per day in front of digital screens. Aside from using computer glasses, here are a few ways to help you limit screen time for your kids.
1. Set Screen Time Goals
Screen time goals may be different depending on the age of your children. If they already spend a lot of time in front of screens, cutting it in half and reducing it from there can make things more manageable.
2. Less FaceTime, More Face-To-Face Time
Set some time aside to have more conversations. After school or after work, give your full attention without any smartphones or devices around.
3. Put Devices Away
Make time to have devices put away. You can set a certain time of day for devices to be on chargers so that you and your kids can engage in other activities.
4. Make Device-Free Zones
You can also make certain rooms in your home “device-free zones.” The dining room or kitchen works well. Eat meals together without the distraction of smartphones.
5. Spend More Time Outside
Getting outside and engaging in activities can do wonders not only for your body but for your mind as well. Spend time improving your mental and physical health. (Don’t forget to bring sunglasses!)
What are the best computer glasses for kids?
Even with all the steps for limiting screen time, there’s no escaping screens in our modern world. Giving your kids a pair of durable and comfortable computer glasses will help protect them.
High quality rubber or plastic frames are great choices for kids. Adjustable rubber tips and extra silicone nose pads ensure that they stay on while being as comfortable as possible.
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