weeLove: All Eyes on Ocushield

Stressed about screen time?

A must-have for healthy eyes

Technology is a huge part of our lives, especially these days as kiddos spend a lot more time playing and learning online. One recent study showed that screen time is up 200% since COVID-19 lockdowns began 6 months ago! While there are big benefits to being connected (Facetime chats with grandma!), there are downsides to screen time, too. (Anyone else’s toddler accidentally order groceries?) In particular, the “blue light” that comes from digital devices can be harmful for developing eyes and is known to disrupt sleep cycles. Luckily, there’s a simple way to protect your whole family’s eye health on any device.

Ocushield is the first medically approved screen protector designed to block the most dangerous spectrums of blue light emitted from smartphones, tablets, and computers. While blue light is naturally found in the sun, it can wreak havoc on children’s eyes when they’re absorbing it from a screen for extended periods of time or late at night (and grown-up eyes too—doomscrolling anyone?). Exposure to unhealthy levels of blue light can lead to headaches, blurry vision, difficulty falling asleep at bedtime, changes to circadian rhythms, and eye strain.

Dedicated to helping protect all eyes, Ocushield was developed by optometrists and sleep practitioners in the United Kingdom. Their screen protectors fit all manners of devices (phone, computer, or tablet), or you can opt to wear a pair of their blue light glasses. And for every purchase, they donate £1 for every order to the Royal National Institute of Blind People, a leading sight loss charity and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people. 

Developed by optometrists, Ocushield thwarts blue light before it harms our little ones’ eyes (and helps protect our eyes too!). Consider it a modern day superhero!


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