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Digital devices: Protecting your child's eyes

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Children and technology are practically inseparable these days. Whether for educational purposes or just fun, children are spending a good portion of their day on "screen time" — staring at the LED screens of computers, tablets, smartphones and other digital devices.

According to Common Sense Media, children under age 8 now spend more than two hours a day with screen media. For 8- to 10-year-olds, screen time triples to six hours a day. And it's not unusual for kids in middle school and high school to spend up to nine hours per day looking at digital displays.

If you're wondering if all this screen time might cause problems for your child's eyes and vision, the short answer is: "Yes, it does."

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Original Article Source Credits: All About Vision, https://www.allaboutvision.com/

Article Written By: Gary Heiting, OD

Original Article Posted on: NA

Link to Original Article: https://www.allaboutvision.com/en-ca/digital-eye-strain/children/



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