Many parents wonder: How harmful excessive exposure to electronic media can be

The Effects of Too Much Screen Time on Children’s Vision

School screen time coupled with at-home smart device usage can on an average expose a student aged 8-18 years to media for more than ten hours a day.

Children overly immersed in this technology and not otherwise challenged can become socially stunted and ridden with health-related issues due to decreased physical activity.

A recent study by the National Eye Institute found that the frequency of myopia, also known as near-sightedness, has jumped exponentially in Americans over the last few decades. Two clear reasons for this spike in myopia are an increased amount of time spent looking at things up close and also a lack of outdoor activities.

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