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Can screen time affect eyesight?

PARENT QUESTION: Can screen time affect eyesight?

by | May 4, 2024 | Blog | 0 comments

Yes, excessive screen time can indeed affect eyesight. Spending long hours staring at screens can lead to digital eye strain, which might manifest as dry eyes, irritation, difficulty focusing, and headaches. Over time, this can lead to more persistent discomfort and vision issues. Also, watch the video below.

Here are a few tips to help minimize the impact of screen time on your eyes:

  • Follow the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break to look at something 20 feet away.
  • Ensure proper lighting to avoid glare on your screen.
  • Adjust the brightness and contrast of your screen to comfortable levels.
  • Keep the screen at an appropriate distance, usually about an arm’s length away.
  • Use artificial tears if your eyes feel dry and consult with an eye care professional about other possible solutions.

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 blog 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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