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3 tips to protect eyes from blue light

We spend an average of 6 hours a day in front of a screen: television, telephone, computer, video console … Children are not spared. On the contrary, the presence of screens in their daily lives is growing, even at school.

What is blue light?

Sunlight and artificial light sources are characterized by spectra. These light spectra are measured with wavelengths corresponding to colored bands. The most aggressive for the eyes is the blue-violet light which is located just before the ultraviolet ray. The screens emit a significant amount of blue light, and our use impacts the visual health of our eyes. Children are particularly sensitive to it.

What impact does blue light have on children?

Blue light causes visual stress, red or irritated eyes, eyestrain or even insomnia.

Children, whose eye system is under construction, are even more vulnerable. They should also be protected from this blue-violet light harmful to cells and the retina. Furthermore, preventing your children’s eyes from being exposed to blue rays can prevent, in the long term, the appearance of eye diseases such as AMD, cataracts, etc.

How to protect your children from blue light?

Follow these tips to protect your child’s eyes from blue light from screens:

Equip your children with eyeglasses with anti-blue light treatment. Whether your child needs glasses to correct his vision or not, there are glasses without correction whose sole purpose is to effectively protect from the light of the screens. This treatment accentuates the contrasts, reduces visual fatigue and protects the eyes from the harmful effects of blue light and UV

Use low intensity LED bulbs.

Avoid leaving your children too close to the screens and for a long time.

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