Latest Eye Protection for the Tech Savvy Family

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 *As always, we recommend consulting with a doctor if your child is complaining of eye strain. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
 
We are a tech-loving family. I run an online business, my husband is in IT security, we live out of our Google Calendars, we both track activity via iWatches and apps, my car pretty much drives itself, our home is monitored by technology – not to mention staying up to date on current events and pop culture through news apps and social media. 
 
So our children are also adopting a love for technology as well. We do limit screen time for our kiddos, but we also see the value technology can provide including education – our oldest loves coding apps, her classroom has iPads for every student, and our daughters love asking Alexa about science and facts about the world. And of course we utilize FaceTime with our family members and friends who don’t live locally. 
 
 
We value technology for the community it offers and also the convenience it provides. But there are, like anything, some negatives. We notice our kiddos get overstimulated with too much technology, and for our oldest daughter, she has been complaining about “fuzzy eyes”. I personally have never had eye issue and have always had 20/20 vision, so I called a highly referred eye doctor who loves working with children (and who happens to be our neighbor)! She was wonderful and gave us some home exercises to “strengthen” her eye muscles. We’ve been noticing a difference, especially when she sits down to read for long periods of time, and I’m hopeful when we go back for our follow up in a few weeks that we’ll receive a good report.
 
My daughter started complaining about her vision as she began to read more chapter books and utilize more technology at school.

According to Vision Source, “Kids are becoming more tech-savvy each day, and that’s not going to change. 69% of kids’ screen time usage is unavoidable, but their eyes may suffer because of it. Because children’s eyes are still developing, eye strain caused by screen time often has kids complaining.”  

I was recently introduced to EyePromise®, the #1 doctor recommended eye vitamin brand in the US. And because I’m a big fan of testing new products, I’m excited to try their EyePromise Screen Shield™ Teen vitamins, a new nutrition supplement for kids ages 4-18  to improve eye health and protect young eyes from increased screen time.

I’m so excited to try this cutting-edge product that claims to have the highest quality ingredients to protect your child’s vision long-term, and it tastes like fruit punch!
The main ingredient is Zeaxanthin, a potent nutrient that acts as a powerful barrier between our source of vision in the back of the eye and harmful oxidants that can damage our long-term vision. This nutrient can also protect vision from the effects screen time can have on your kids’ vision. With 5 mg of dietary zeaxanthin and 2.5 mg of lutein, this leading eye health vitamin can help increase the eyes’ protective barrier that defends our source of vision while also protecting it from the effects of increased screen time.

Relief from eye strain typically occurs a month into taking EyePromise Screen Shield Teen. 

4 tips to help your kids get the most out of their eye vitamins

  1. Give them the full dose. As a rule of thumb, it’s best to give your child the full recommended dose. It’s tempting to give them half a dose to make the product last longer, but you’re risking them only getting half the guaranteed benefits of the eye vitamin.
  2. Children can take EyePromise® Screen Shield™ Teen with a multi-vitamin. They won’t double up on nutrients. 
  3. Children should take them with a meal. Most vitamins come in two forms: water-soluble and fat-soluble. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water and are then absorbed by the body. Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve and are stored in fat and are absorbed best by the body with food. EyePromise® eye vitamins are fat-soluble, so be sure they’re taken with a meal. Taking eye vitamins with a meal also helps avoid an upset stomach.
  4. Store in an appropriate place. Store at room temperature: 50º-77º F (15º-25º C). Do not expose to excessive heat.

I’m excited to have our oldest daughter try these products, and I will report back with an update!

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And for $5 off one bottle of EyePromise Screen Shield Teen, use the coupon code: SST5