Here's What You Need To Protect Your Child's Eyes From Deteriorating In The Digital Age
Worried your child is spending too much time on his/her digital devices? Here’s what you need to know about choosing the best eye care monitor that can make all the difference!
Choosing the best eye care monitor for study, play and more.
In this day and age of digitalisation, it is inevitable that kids use various devices not just for fun but also for study. Mobile entertainment and e-learning are trends that exposes far younger children to small-size screens like tablets and smartphones. This has resulted in not only rising myopia rates but earlier onset of it, too. Myopia (or short-sightedness) is one of the most common eye condition affecting children and is rapidly growing in prevalence internationally. In Singapore, one in two children develops myopia by the age of 12. And 83% of them will turn myopic by age 18.
According to Dr Mashahiko Ayaki, Distinguished Associate Professor at Keio University School of Medicine in Japan, children’s eyes are easier to let in more light than adults’ eyes do. “Children’s eyes are more sensitive and if they spend time on the devices as much as adults do—the impact will be more severe.”
As parents, you may have tried to control your kids’ screen time, but controlling their use may get more and more difficult as they grow older. More often than not, they have to do schoolwork and research online. In this case, opting for a bigger screen is a smarter choice over allowing them to use small screens as these tiny monitors are bad for children’s eyes. An even better way to care for your kids’ eyes is to get a good eye care monitor at home—it can make a lot of difference. The BenQ GW2480T Eye-care Monitor for study is the perfect choice for study, play and more.
. Since then, it has continued to focus on more eye care features to provide a full range of features to support children’s vision with its new generation of monitors. That’s why the eye-care technology that BenQ monitors such as the GW2480T comes with is truly what makes it a great product—for children and adults alike!
Here are five features that make the BenQ Eye-care Monitor an amazing buy:
When kids use monitors for long hours, they do not realise that ambient light is an important factor influencing our viewing experiences. Strong differences in ambient light and light from displays can cause eye strain. Brightness Intelligence Technology (B.I. Tech.)—the same technology as with most smartphones—automatically adjusts the display brightness based on the surroundings. This means we can worry less about eye strain on kids and no longer need to adjust the screen settings every now and then. The home entertainment (E-series) monitors from BenQ are also equipped with this technology.
Rising up at least 140mm from the base, BenQ’s Height Adjustment Stand allows kids to find the best viewing angles for comfortable work or screen-sharing with an extensive range of monitor adjustments: height, tilt, pivot, and swivel. The height-adjustment stand is also a perfect solution for school students who are growing taller every day; it allows them to quickly adjust the height of the monitor for their best viewing comfort.
When I tried the monitor to have a look and feel of the device, one of the qualities I liked about it, in particular, was the adjustable design. This means that it can work with children and adults of any height without worrying about detrimental effects on their posture. Having been used to using laptops for work, I tend to adjust my laptop’s display zoom as well as the brightness quite frequently, so the 24-inch display with adaptive brightness feature was an added bonus.
Visible light enters the retina and causes damage to the eyes. As we now live in a multi-screen world, blue light—the most powerful visible light—is especially considered hazardous to the eyes. Blue light emitted by monitors suppresses the production of the sleep hormone melatonin which usually results in negative effects on our sleep. With the monitor’s Low Blue Light Technology, blue light is removed not just for good sleep quality but overall eye health.
We tend to escape from blinking light sources, but the fact is that conventional LCD screens flicker at a rate so fast that it is invisible to the naked eye. Long exposure to the flickering generated by the screen can seriously impact eye health and cause eye fatigue. Eye fatigue is especially more common among students who use computers in their everyday life. BenQ’s monitors are equipped with flicker-free technology and is 1st brand to be certified by international TÜV Rheinland, to eliminate the main cause of monitor flicker. This means eye fatigue is less likely with this monitor.
BenQ eye-care technology has developed the Colour Weakness Mode customised for the colour-weak. With the BenQ Colour Weakness Mode, kids with colour weakness can decipher the pie charts, statistics and pictures effortlessly and can then enjoy a view with distinguishable shades of colour.
Children’s eye deterioration is irreversible. Prevent it by caring for their eyes even when they are exposed to digital technology with eye-care monitors like the BenQ GW2480T.