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This post will explain what digital eye strain is, its symptoms, and provide practical tips for preventing it.

Parent Question: Can screen time affect eyesight?

by | Jan 23, 2024 | Blog | 0 comments

Short answer? Yes, excessive screen time can affect eyesight.

Spending long periods on computers, tablets, phones, and other screens can lead to digital eye strain. Symptoms may include dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, and neck or shoulder pain. The blue light emitted by screens may also contribute to eye strain and discomfort.

It’s important to practice good screen habits to protect your eyes. This includes taking regular breaks using the 20-20-20 rule (every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds), ensuring proper lighting to reduce glare, adjusting screen settings for comfort, and maintaining a healthy distance from the screen. Additionally, blinking often helps to keep the eyes moist.

NOTE: The information provided here is for general educational purposes only. It is inherently limited and should not be solely relied upon. Always seek the advice of a medical professional for any medical questions or concerns. The content of this post does not create a patient-physician relationship and is not intended as medical or patient advice. Consult a doctor for answers to all medical matters.

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