Many of our patient’s parents have been asking us about concerns related to virtual learning, increased screen time and digital eye strain.
Dr. Rao recently had a chance to talk to WDIV about these concerns. The links belows will provide you with our perspective and the national Academy of Ophthalmology’s statements on these topics.
Blue Light Glasses
There is no evidence glasses to filter blue light help reduce digital eye strain. Digital strain is caused by the amount of time spent on the screen not the blue light.
There’s no evidence the blue light glasses are harmful in any way either. It does probably make the screen a little bit darker, and if somebody finds comfort in that, there’s no harm in using it. However, it’s not something we recommend to families.
- WDIV Video: Virtual learning raises concerns about children’s vision
- AAO Article: Are Computer Glasses Worth It?
- AAO Article: Blue Light and Digital Eye Strain
- AAO Article: Blue Light and Eye Health
- AAO Article: Should You be Worried about Blue Light