How much time does your child spend watching TV or movies, playing with a smartphone or computer, or enjoying video games? Although some screen time can be educational, it’s easy to go overboard.The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages media use by children younger than 2 and recommends limiting older children’s screen time to no more than one or two hours a day.

Increased Screen time causes:

  • Asthenopia – Asthenopia can be caused by overuse of the eye, for example during a period of prolonged focus on a screen. Any glare on the screen can further strain the eyes.
  • Children with eye fatigue may complain of headaches, eye pain, or feeling tired, headaches. They may lose interest in tasks such as reading
  • Dry & Irritated Eye
  • Loss of focus flexibility
  • Nearsightedness
  • Impact on sleep and overall health
  • Learning Disability and difficulty in language comprehension.

In order to avoid the issues please follow these simple rules:

  • Follow the 20-20-20 rule.
  • increase the screen size and increase the distance.
  • Eliminate Glare.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) contends there is currently no scientific evidence that demonstrates blue light from electronic devices is harmful or damaging to one’s eyes. Therefore, the AAO does not support the use of “blue light blocking” lenses.

Call us on +919833976577 to book your appointments at Bhalanetra Superspeciality Eye Hospital to get your child’s eye checked at the earliest.