Do You Know How Blue Light Harms Your Kid’s Eyes?
How much do you know about the damage blue light can do to your kid's eyes?
National Child Health Day (NCHD) brings awareness to children’s health; from the things they eat to the things they see, NCHD is a day to foster opportunities and support the growth of healthy children.
NCHD is closely followed by World Sight Day on October 11th. WSD is an internationally recognized day that brings awareness of blindness and vision impairment. This year's theme focuses on Eye Care Everywhere; drawing attention to eye care issues and trying to increase eye care globally.
Today marks the perfect occasion to share some reasons why it’s so important to look after your kid’s eyes.
Children are surrounded by blue light. Every. Single. Day.
They use screens to learn, to play games, and even when they’re relaxing they’re still exposed to blue light through household lighting.
Technology has completely transformed our lifestyle, but more often than not, the health implications that come from constant technology usage are forgotten.
Children’s lives have been infiltrated by blue light as a result of increased technology usage, leaving them susceptible to:
- Sleep disorders
- Circadian rhythm disruptions
- Deficient melatonin production
- Behavioral and mood issues
A day in the life of someone over-exposed to blue light includes:
- Constant headaches
- Sleepless nights
- Mood swings
- Brain fog
- Digital eye strain
Children's eyes are in full developmental process which is why they can’t filter out the harmful blue light. As a result, most blue light eye damage happens before the age of 20 years old.
Reports state that children between the ages of 0 - 8 spend 2 hours and 19 minutes in front of their screens per day. This time continues to grow as children get older. Nowadays, teenagers are glued to their screens not only throughout the day but also during the night.
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Is there anything we can do about the blue light damage?
This is when Swannies come to the rescue.
Swannies Blue Light Blocking Glasses for kids block out 99% of blue light. They can reduce the negative impacts of blue light exposure on your child’s eyes. Kids Swannies can also improve your child’s sleep by regulating their biological body clock that would otherwise be disrupted by excessive screen time.
Here’s how they work:
What should kids expect after wearing your Swannies?
It will probably take a few days for their eyes to adjust to the orange tinge of the glasses. But after a week of regular use for at least 1-2 hours before going to sleep, your kids will start to feel Swannies work. They have been proven to:
- Reduce headaches significantly,
- Contribute to a higher productivity level,
- Improve sleep quality and overall better well being
It sounds crazy that something so simple can completely change your life, right?
It’s very important to block blue light because it subtly weasels its way into every part of your life leaving you unknowingly suffering from overexposure symptoms.
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Keep the blue light out!
Children’s eyes are more vulnerable to blue light than adults’ eyes. The negative impacts of blue light exposure are irreversible when it comes to children as their eyes are still maturing. It’s essential to protect your kid’s eyes from the blue light damage throughout their developmental period.
Children suffer the same way adults do from blue light overexposure symptoms. Imagine dealing with sleep disorders and mood changes when you’re a kid!
Start with Swannies blue light blocking glasses
If your kid’s eyes aren’t protected from blue light yet, now’s the time to start doing it.
To celebrate National Child Health Day we have a special Kids Swannies offer coming this week, so stay tuned! Until then, choose your kid's favorites below.