Frequently Asked Questions
At Blue Light Kids, our top priority is customer satisfaction! Read on for the answers to the most common questions we receive regarding Blue Light Kids!
Where are you located?
Chicago, Illinois. We ship from our warehouse located in Southern Wisconsin
How long does shipping take?
We ship via DHL Global Express. Given that, we aim to deliver your item within 2-5 business days of fulfillment. Items that are on backorder may be delayed up to 7 business days. International orders, depending on customs, take anywhere from 5-11 business days. Note: wildfires in Australia are causing delays for some of our deliveries through AU.
Are you located in any stores?
We are currently partnered with a high end optical shop in Birmingham Alabama called IIIS. An Optical Shop. We are working on expanding partnerships into 2020 and beyond.
How do I know which size to pick?
Although we provide size dimensions, we also provide age recommendations on our pages for each particular pair. We also provide support on sizes by a customer service rep. You can either email us at email@example.com or message us on instagram (@bluelightkids) or facebook ("Blue Light Kids").
What is blue light?
Have you ever used a prism to reflect the light that is all around us into a rainbow? "Normal" light is actually made up of a spectrum of different colors, including blue light. Different wavelengths have different benefits and different risks. For example, the heat lamps used to keep food warm isolate the red, orange, and yellow rays. Conversely, most of today's digital devices isolate the energy-efficient blue light rays to light their displays. From cell phones to tablets to laptop computers and even movie screens, we are exposed to blue light rays on a near-constant basis.
Why is blue light a problem?
When the human eye is exposed to the white light mixture, the different types of light tend to balance each other out and reduce the negative impacts on the body. Once we begin to isolate out different colors, we maximize the negative impact of those light waves. With blue light, those negative impacts can vary based on the period of direct contact. This means that the result can be a range of problems from visual fatigue after a short period of use to tension headaches and even decreased melatonin secretion resulting in the disruption of healthy sleep patterns.
In an article published by Web MD, director of sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School, Charles Czeisler, PhD, MD stated, "The more research we do, the more evidence we have that excess artificial light at night can have a profound, deleterious effect on many aspects of human health. It is a growing public health concern."
Does blue light impact my child?
Unfortunately, yes. Imagine how you feel after a long workday staring at a computer screen. Your shoulders are tense, you're tired, and your eyes feel strained, making it difficult to focus. Children experience the same physical responses from over-exposure to blue light. The only difference is that they may not realize that there is an association between their discomfort and their device use. Even if they do understand the correlation, many children and teenagers are hesitant to face the social backlash from their peers for being "uncool" or lack the impulse control to restrict their device use.
Short of taking my child's devices away, how can I avoid the problems associated with blue light?
There are several devices available to filter the blue light and make the time your child spends on their devices safer. The problem with most of them is that you need to have a separate filter for each device that your child uses. The cost adds up and can quickly become cost prohibitive. This is where Blue Light Kids glasses are an industry game changer.
With one reasonably-priced purchase per child, you can help limit the effects of blue light from all of their devices without having to force your child to put their devices down. As an added bonus, Blue Light Kids FunFlex glasses can even be used for reducing exposure during television and movie viewing.