How do you decide or help your child decide what lenses will work best for them in their new glasses?

Since Covid, kids and teens have spent countless hours focusing for long periods at near on digital devices for school work.  The amount of time focusing at near is like weightlifting for hours at a time; muscles get sore when they are over exerted and that is what is happening to kids and teens alike, (and adults for that matter!).

Transitions Lenses for Kids Maple Grove Eye Doctors at Pearle Vision

The best solution that our doctors have found and recommend to protect a child’s eyes are PHOTOCHROMIC lenses with Anti Reflective coating (like the brand, TRANSITIONS).


  • Outdoors, photochromic lenses effectively filter out 80-95% of specific blue wavelengths (HEV); clear lenses filter our none.
  • Research reveals that digital screens interrupt circadian rhythms, and decrease melatonin levels, often leading to fatigue, unrest, and sleeplessness. Photochromic lenses filter out blue light from screens.
  • Photochromics effectively manage excessive light during the sunlight hours leading to sharper contrasted vision in low light, dark, and digital screens.
  • Children focus on computer screens, smartboards and whiteboards, all with reflective surfaces — photochromics with anti reflective coating manage this preventing eye fatigue from reflective surfaces.
  • Photochromics serve as protection in sunlight, therefore eliminating the need for a separate pair of sunglasses that may ultimately get lost or broken.
  • There are lots of fun colors of Transitions Lenses to choose from:  graphite green, emerald, amethyst, and sapphire are just a few.