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Giving Back: Providing Kids Blue Light Glasses to Protect Children’s Eyesight

At this point, it goes without saying: we’re living in stressful and uncertain times (understatement of the century, right?).

At EyeBuyDirect we always–but especially now–want to do whatever we can to help you live your best possible life. With so many new adjustments to make, it’s easy to overlook some of the smaller steps we can take to keep ourselves and our communities safe, happy, and healthy, and that includes eye health too.

While providing affordable and accessible eyewear to all is our number one priority, we also believe it’s important to support the community. Our Buy 1, Give 1 program is only the beginning of how committed we are to giving back. 

During this time, it’s so important that we stick together, stand up for each other, and do our part to keep the world as safe, happy, and healthy as possible. That’s why we donated 3,000 pairs of kids blue light blocking glasses to children across the world. 

Kids And Blue Light Exposure

While adults are generally more adjusted to a digital-first lifestyle, children are being exposed to more screen time than ever before. And it’s nothing to take lightly. 

A recent paper supported by The American Optometric Association states that “the juvenile lens absorbs less short-wavelength light than the adult lens, allowing more blue light to reach a child’s retina.” 

The basic translation? Children may have a higher chance of retinal damage from blue light than adults. 

The blue light from digital devices can also delay sleep onset, and cause an array of symptoms like dry eyes, blurred vision, and headaches. With extended exposure to blue light, from online learning to entertainment, it’s now more important than ever to protect their future eye health. 

Eye See the Next Gen

Blue light blocking lenses for kids are your best bet for extended amounts of screen time since they help to filter out a portion of the harmful blue light. Because of so much increased screen time from online learning, we donated 3,000 pairs of kids’ frames with non-prescription blue light blocking lenses to families across the U.S. as part of our Eye See the Next Gen campaign! We’re proud to support the next generation by donating eyewear that will protect their vision for years to come.

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