only half of parents admit that their children’s screen time has an impact on their eyes.
This research survey was conducted in April this year in the United States, involving 2,002 parents of children aged 3 to 18.
The researchers say that most parents were unaware of the short- and long-term effects of excessive screen time.
no idea that their children’s visual impairments could be linked to screen time.
Research has also revealed that most parents are misinformed about low vision and the factors and activities that affect it. Is.
According to research, there has been an increase in complaints of nearsightedness over the last 30 years.
mainly due to the easy access of children to technology.
There are very few parents who still value and follow their elders’ advice regarding the safety of their children’s eyesight.
Although reading in low light or sitting close to the TV can cause eye strain or strain.
it does not cause permanent eye damage or long-term problems. Less than a third of parents surveyed say their children use glasses.
protect the eyes from excess blue light, which affects the brain’s ‘internal clock’ and causes sleep problems.