The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it many challenges and changes, including how much exposure we have to screens now that many of us are working from home.
However, it's not just adults that these changes are impacting. Children are now using computers, tablets, and their phones to stay in touch with friends, attend school, and complete assignments from home as well.
Fortunately, at Lock Family Eye Care, Dr. Michael Lock and Dr. Jenessa Lock know just how important it is for children to get help for vision issues that result from prolonged screen time. This includes using blue light locking lenses.
To find out if your child needs these lenses, when to seek pediatric eye care, and how we can help, read on to find out more!
What Is Blue Light?
Blue light is part of the visual light spectrum and is prevalent in sunlight. Blue light is also produced by computer screens, tablets, LED lights, and phone screens, which are all commonly used by children for prolonged periods nowadays.
Blue light, also called high energy visible (HEV) light, has been found to be detrimental to vision and eye health. HEV light also affects a person's natural sleep cycle and is a potential cause of issues such as insomnia.
Exposure to blue light can also cause symptoms in children, such as:
- • Headaches
- • Blurry vision
- • Trouble focusing
- • Dizziness
- • Eye strain
Unfortunately, children are also at greater risk for suffering the negative effects of blue light, since their eyes absorb blue light more easily than adults.
How Can Blue Light Blocking Lenses Help?
At Lock Family Eye Care, we can determine if your child is suffering from digital eye strain and the effects of blue light exposure. We can then prescribe treatment, including blue light blocking lenses for your child.
If you notice your child has any of the above issues, blue light blocking lenses are a simple yet effective solution to help reduce the amount of blue light that reaches your children’s eyes.
An additional benefit of blue blight blocking lenses is that they can also help your children if they are suffering from insomnia as a result of blue light disrupting their sleep patterns.
Get Pediatric Eye Care in West Des Moines, IA Today
Children can be susceptible to the negative effects of blue light, which can cause visual issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later.
At Lock Family Eye Care, we not only provide blue light blocking lenses, but other treatment options for you and your child as well. Contact us today to see how we can help by calling (515) 267-1312.