Excess Screen Time Linked to Myopia Epidemic in Kids
[Source: Medical X-Press]
Ask anyone about the benefits of technology and it probably won’t take them long to rhyme off a list of examples: it helps broaden your knowledge, connect with friends, both new and old, and allows you to see things you’ve never seen before.
But what about the drawbacks? Here’s a major one: increased screen time is hard on your eyes.
In fact, more and more young people are wearing glasses to correct their nearsightedness. This trend has prompted optical health experts to determine if the use of electronic devices such as computers, tablets and smart phones is leading to a deterioration in sight that is reaching epidemic proportions.
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