If your child uses digital devices frequently or for school, purchasing a blue light filter can be an easy way to reduce your child’s exposure. These filters are available for smartphones, tablets, and computer screens and are often available at any location where electronic devices are sold.
Some devices may even have settings built in to the device to reduce the amount of blue light emitted without affecting the visibility of the display. Consider also lowering the brightness to prevent eye strain which can be especially important if you are viewing your device at night or in a darkened room.
Blue light protective lenses can also help to better guard your child’s vision from the dangers of everyday blue light exposure. These special-purpose glasses are available without a prescription and can be routinely worn anytime he or she would use an electronic device or when working on a computer.
If your child doesn’t already have prescription lenses, prescription blue light glasses can be purchased to optimize vision use. Children who do require prescription lenses can also have a blue light protective coating added to their lenses.
For more information on blue light and how to protect your child’s eyes, please contact the Family Eye Care Center of Atlanta office at (404) 549-9999.