Today, children are more exposed to digital devices, which makes a lot of parents worry. Using devices like computers, cellphones, and tablets can result in digital eye strain. One of the things that are believed to help prevent the condition is blue light glasses.
Find out if blue light glasses can protect children against digital eye strain from a scleral optometrist.
Where Does Blue Light Come From?
Blue light is visible light with shorter wavelengths but more energy than other light at the other end of the color spectrum. The main source of blue light is the sun but it can also come from your digital devices, LED lights, television screens, and fluorescent lights. Fortunately, there is no known evidence that blue light from screens is damaging to a child’s eyes.
Do Blue Light Glasses Work?
Kids who spend hours in front of screens are more prone to develop digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome. Among the most common signs of this eye condition are eye fatigue, headaches, shoulder or neck pain, changes in vision, and dry eye. To keep track of your child’s vision and ensure their eyes are healthy, visit your eye doctor regularly. At Lumen Optometric, you can count on us to take care of your child’s eyes. We specialize in myopia treatment, dry eye treatment, and more.
Blue light glasses are available in prescription and non-prescription lenses. These glasses have a slight yellow tint to the lenses and can help prevent digital eye strain in children. However, these glasses do not completely filter all blue light but they can reduce your child’s exposure by up to at least 80 percent. Still, the best way to prevent this eye condition is limiting your child’s screen time, especially for younger ones.
For your family’s eye care needs, Lumen Optometric is here to help. We offer neurolens treatment, scleral lenses, orthokeratology, and more. Call us at (626) 921-0199 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.