August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

August is a busy time filled with back-to-school preparation, extracurricular activities, and creating new routines. During this month, take some time between school supply shopping and athletic tryouts to take your child for a comprehensive eye exam. 

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month and serves as a reminder to ensure your child is seeing their best before heading back to the classroom. Eye exams not only help detect issues like nearsightedness and farsightedness, but they also detect diseases like color deficiency and amblyopia (lazy eye).

Keeping your child’s eyes safe begins with comprehensive eye exams, but it doesn’t end there. Finding the right eye protection is essential for children who play sports. In the United States, eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children. If your child is playing contact sports, protective eye wear can prevent injuries without impairing their vision.

If your child can’t get enough of their digital devices, it’s important to shield them from the blue lights emitted from phones, tablets, TV, etc. Blue-light-blocking lenses are great for kids who use technology both at home and school. With many classrooms incorporating digital devices or assigning homework online, children are more exposed to blue light than ever. 

Blue light disrupts the body’s circadian rhythm, making it harder to fall asleep after looking at bright screens throughout the day. Blue light can also lead to digital eye strain, headaches, and fatigue. If you want your child feeling their best every morning, BluTech Lenses are a simple solution to the negative side effects of blue light. Their blue-light-blocking glasses shield eyes from harsh lights, reducing fatigue, and increasing productivity. 

Taking a few extra steps this month to ensure your child’s eye health and safety will help them see, feel, and perform their best this year. 



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