Excessive screen time damaging children’s vision

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New Delhi, Aug 08 (ANI): Popular belief that excessive screen time damages vision has been proved to be factual. Ophthalmologists- physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care- are seeing a marked increase in children with dry eye and eye strain from too much screen time. The American Academy of Ophthalmology is teaching parents with the facts, so they can make informed choices about their children’s eye health. It is a fact that there is a worldwide epidemic of myopia, also known as nearsightedness. In Asia, up to 90 percent of teenagers and adults are said to be nearsighted. Although scientists are not able to put their fingers on the exact reason. A new study offers further evidence that at least part of the worldwide increase in nearsightedness has to do with not just screens, but also traditional books. While scientists look for a definitive answer, there is no doubt that most computer users experience digital eyestrain. Kids are no different from adults when it comes to digital eyestrain. The symptoms include dry eyes, eye strain, headaches, and blurry vision, too. While symptoms are typically temporary, they may be frequent and persistent.

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