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Electronic Screens Time Affecting Children's Eye Health

Digital Devices Affecting Children Creating Eye Strain

According to a survey conducted by VSP Vision Care, the average 17-year-old has spent nearly six years looking at electronic screens. The study also found that by the age 2, the average child has at least one electronic device and spends at least 30 hours per week looking at it.  Adults are not much better, with the study revealing that adults spend almost half of their waking hours in front of a digital device.

These statistics have medical professionals concerned. The prolonged exposure to digital devices can create eye strain and fatigue. Strain and fatigue can bring symptoms of headache, neck pain, blurred vision and dry eyes to name a few.

If you must work with electronic devices, attempt to incorporate breaks every 15 minutes. Look away from your screen at something far off. With children, make sure you regulate their exposure to digital devices as well.

For more questions, contact the Gordy EyeCare Team.


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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 written by Gordy EyeCare Team
Categories:  Industry News