Stay 20/20 in 2020 with Blue Light Filtering Glasses! This Year’s Must-Have for Kids
YELLOWS is a British Isles based brand that is passionate about light. They design beautiful blue light filtering glasses helping you stay young and protect your health.
Sunlight and being outdoors is so crucial for children eye and general health but as the indoor entertainment gets more and more addictive, they are spending less and less time outside. And whist indoors looking at screens or at school under artificial lighting our generation of children are being exposed to a far higher quantities of intense blue light than any generation before.
Before LEDS, we grew up with incandescent light bulbs, which didn’t do a bad job of replicating the sun. In creating energy saving with LEDS, we have taken out the regenerating red light (that produced the heat) and used far higher amounts of blue light which is degenerating for our bodies. In the sunlight the spectrum is perfectly balanced for our health and it varies throughout the day signalling to our bodies when to wake, eat, sleep and release different hormones.
Here we focus on the effect on children and explain that it’s so important to protect their eyes at a young age to prevent the early onset of macular degeneration which causes vision impairment and can result in blindness. Children are especially sensitive to blue light as it’s able to penetrate more efficiently and directly into a child’s retina.
Scientists are predicting a sharp rise in Macular Degeneration because the light we are exposed to is unbalanced and also because light is being used in such a different way than ever before with screens becoming such a huge part of children’s lives. Studies show that blue light filtering glasses helps protects eyesight.
Aside from eyesight, blue light effects hormone release and proper functioning of the body. Dr. Martel, president of the National Academy of Integrative Learning, Inc., references a large body of research evidence indicating that modern LEDs and fluorescent lighting found in virtually all classrooms cause increased:
- Attention problems
- Poor learning performance.
Dr. Laurence Martel discusses the importance of full-spectrum light that replicates the sun and says that it’s a critical element in what he calls the ergonomics of learning. As he puts it, “Mal-illumination” is to light what malnutrition is to food.
He states that there is an overwhelming body of research showing the positive impact on human behaviour, of sunlight and full-spectrum lighting that replicates the sun, on learning, health, hardiness and longer life.
One of the earliest studies by Jon Ott was conducted by the Environmental Health and Light Research Institute (EHLRI) with school children in Florida during the first five months of the 1973 school year. John Ott, “Health and Light: The Effects of Natural and Artificial Light on Man and Other Living Things.”
Full-spectrum lighting replicating the sun were installed in two windowless classrooms, and in another two identical windowless classrooms standard cool white fluorescent fixtures were used as controls. The results showed that several extremely hyperactive children with confirmed learning disabilities completely calmed down and rapidly overcame their learning and reading problems while in the full-spectrum lighted environment.
The overall average academic achievement level showed significant improvement as well.
A simultaneous study even showed that the children in the two rooms with the full-spectrum lighting developed only one-third the number of cavities in their teeth compared to the children under the standard fluorescent lighting. Many experts suggest that dental health is an accurate indication of overall health.
Wearing a pair of YELLOWS in the classroom or at home when in artificial lights and especially in-front of screens is an easy way to protect against damaging modern lights. They’re fun to wear and make a great present. More studies are being published showing the benefits of good quality blue light filtering glasses.
The company stress they aren’t a replacement for natural light. For children’s eye health (and adults), it is really important to spend at least an hour a day outside in sunlight, the more the better.
YELLOWS are available online and from selected stores from RPR £30. Mini YELLOWS come in Blue, Pink, Red and Tortoiseshell in Small and Regular in both Day and Night. If your kids are new to YELLOWS they recommend starting with Day YELLOWS as they are easier to wear.
YELLOWS are offering a special discount when your school registers with the company, to encourage schools to spread awareness and make them accessible to more children. You can email the company direct at email@example.com for information. More information on blue light and the health issues can be found on their website is loveyellows.com.