Technology is definitely here to stay and with every passing year, we become more digitally driven. Our children are growing up in a world where technology has now permeated almost every aspect of our daily lives and we are constantly adapting to new technology and advancements.
As with many things, technology is a double-edged sword. It can be a great medium for our children to learn new things in a more entertaining and engaging way. It has become a classroom tool to reinforce information, visually expand on concepts and encourage children to better understand their studies.
This all sounds great until your child starts suffering from dry eyes and migraines after prolonged screen time. Their eyes get weary and their vision becomes blurry. We try to monitor their screen time, however, as we rely more and more on technology on a daily basis, this becomes harder and harder to do.
With the stay-at-home order and the onset of online schooling, our children are exposed to screens most of the day. We may not be able to change the circumstances that surround us, but we can adapt to them. The screens our children stare at all day emit harmful blue-light. This blue light, when overexposed to, causes itchy, dry eyes and headaches. It reduces children’s focus and disrupts their sleeping cycle, which can ultimately lead to mental and physical fatigue.
Let’s adapt to the changing world around us in the safest way possible – let’s consciously create better habits for ourselves and our children. Let’s lead by example and always prioritize and take care of our mental and physical health. Let’s protect our children’s well-being by blocking out the detrimental blue-light of their digital devices with protective frames. Let’s take care of the next generation and teach them how to use technology safely, for they are truly growing up in a new, fast-paced, digital era.