How much time does your child spend watching TV or
movies, playing with a smartphone or computer, or enjoying video games? Although
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
period of prolonged focus on a screen. Any glare on the screen can further
- 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
- 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
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