Just Half of Parents Recognize Screen Time Impact on Children’s Eye Health
[Source: Science Daily]
In some homes, summer may mean more screen time for kids.
And among concerns that come with children spending more hours on digital devices, video games and televisions — and less time outdoors — harm to their eyes.
But just half of parents recognize that screen time has a major impact their child’s eye health, suggests the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at University of Michigan Health.
“Many parents may not be aware of both the short and long-term health issues linked to excessive screen time, including its effect on children’s eyes,” said Mott Poll co-director Sarah Clark.
“Our findings suggest that some parents may have inaccurate perceptions of activities that affect their child’s eye health and vision and how to minimize risks.”
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