Children are also at risk for eyestrain due to their growing use of digital devices. Children today have more digital tools at their disposal than ever before – tablets, smart phones, e-readers, videogames are just among a few. A pair of amber gaming glasses is a very good idea for all children who, in this media age are increasingly exposed to artificial light.
According to a study by the Kaiser family Foundation, children and teenagers (ages 8-18) spend more than 7 hours a day consuming electronic media. Before age 10, children’s eyes are not fully developed. The crystalline lens and cornea are still largely transparent and overexposed to light, so too much exposure to blue light is not a good thing.
Parents should supervise and limit the amount of screen time their children are permitted, as well as make sure that their eyes are not too close to the screen. This is especially important for health reasons, but also for helping children prepare for sleep in the evening. As we don’t supply prescription lenses to anyone under the age of 16, they are only available as non prescription amber lenses.