What is Blue Light?
Do you know that the sun emits blue light? But as we are not going to look directly at the sun, so it is not too bad. But do you know that one of the common technology called LED or light-emitting diode will expose us to blue light? As you might already know that both the UV and Blue Light is not good for our eye if we expose to it in a longer time. With the pandemic situation in Malaysia, our kids will be studying at home with online zoom, google class, and etc. This exposes them to the blue light even further, on top of the common challenge that our kids stick to the smartphone, tablet, or TV most of the time. For working parents, most of them are working from home at this period of time, it is going to be a big challenge for them to balance up between working and taking care of their kids. So for some, most of the time the children are into watching videos or playing games on the gadget when they have no online classes. Common isn’t?
What Can Blue Light Caused?
- Digital Eye Strain
- Dry Eyes
- Trouble Sleeping
- Blurred Vision
Do your lovely kids have any of the above symptoms?
In summary, according to the expert, if our eyes got exposed to blue light too much, it may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obesity, and short-sightedness. Have you seen more kids wearing glasses nowadays compare to our time?
How To Reduce Blue Light?
You can use a screen filter/protector that is anti-blue light for your digital gadgets like smartphones, tablets, or laptops. This is more ideal if your children do not like to wear glasses. The drawback is you have to purchase the screen filter/protector for each of the gadgets and also future gadgets if you are changing it. Another challenge is, for those not the latest model of the gadgets, sometimes it is very hard to get.
An alternative is to purchase glasses for your children to wear that come with blue light protection. The advantage of glasses is you just need to purchase 1 instead of a few screen filters/protectors for each of the gadgets. Nowadays, this type of glasses comes with the option of zero power.
EyeShield – Blue Light Eye Glasses
We came across eyeglasses with BlueShield from EyeShield Malaysia. With the BlueShield technology, it protects the eyes from blue-violet light. You can watch a short video below to understand more.
You can visit their website here for more information on how it can help protect your children’s eyes.