Students of all ages are heading back to school, while some have already started. Whether it is distance learning or in-person teaching, kids are using technology these days, more than ever.
For students facing more hours of screen time this fall, taking extra care of their health is essential. With increased use in technology, that means putting a harmful strain on the eyes. Our friends over at Eyejust have created a great way to block the harsh lights from screens, giving your eyes protection. About Eyejust
EyeJust launched in 2018 with a purpose: provide consumers with protection from harmful blue light emitted from digital devices. Founded by female entrepreneur Gigi Mortimer, the company is dedicated to creating products that enhance tech wellness. EyeJust’s mission is to educate consumers on how they live and thrive in the digital age. EyeJust: stay protected while connected.
Founder Gigi Mortimer developed EyeJust because her son couldn’t sleep and when she realized it was related to late night tablet viewing, she set out to find a solution to cut blue light at the source.
Overexposure to blue light is harmful to sleep, eyes and skin. Blue light disrupts sleep by suppressing melatonin and changing the body’s circadian rhythm. Blue light also causes eye fatigue and may lead to long-term eye damage. Blue light prematurely ages the skin, similar to the sun’s harmful UVA rays. That’s some serious damage!
Children’s eyes are particularly at risk from blue light overexposure. Children’s eyes are not fully developed, causing increased sensitivity to the effects of blue light. According to ophthalmologist Dr. Yuna Rapoport, “Screen time is linked to an increase in nearsightedness, as well as digital eye strain, which is a catchall phrase for a group of symptoms like dry and itchy eyes, headaches and blurry vision. It’s important to set healthy habits for children and screen time from an early age.”
Special Advisor to Common Sense Media (NY/London) Samira Sine weighs in, “Screen time is a concern for every parent as they navigate online learning. Many of them are aware of the health hazard of over-exposure to blue light. As parents and educators, we know that sleep is vital to kids’ cognitive, physical and emotional growth and solutions like EyeJust are vital.”
Easy to apply, EyeJust is the first line of defense with blue light blocking technology embedded in the screen protector. As tested by doctors at UC Irvine, EyeJust blocks more blue light than any other filter on the market. There is no need to wear cumbersome glasses or opt for orange tinted software. EyeJust is the simple solution.
I think that my daughter is on her phone more than any other electronic device she has. With that said, I wanted to make sure that she was fully protected, no matter what device she uses.
Thanfully Eyejust has screen protectors for all of her devices including her iPhone (available in sizes 6/6s – 11 Pro Max), iPad (available in sizes iPad mini – iPad Pro 12.9″) tablet and Macbook (available in 12″ – 15″). It’s also available for ChromeBook 11.6″ laptops and Nintendo Switch Screens.
Hannah has been using Eyejust Blue Light Blocking screen protectors for a couple of weeks now and I have asked her how much of a difference she has noticed. She has noticed a tremendous difference and is even sleeping much better at night. She is a classic “night time scroller” on her phone and thankfully, her Eyejust screen protector helps eliminate that blue light damage to her eyes and skin.Eyejust is available online and will ship right to your door. I highly recommend these for you and your children’s devices. Working at home right now, and with remote learning, it is now more important than ever to take care of your eye and skin health.
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