Today, children are exposed to too much technology which can take a toll on their health. Spending excessive time in front of the screen can potentially harm the visual development of children. Doctors have seen a significant increase in the cases of children suffering from dry eye and eye strain from watching from screens. Parents need to be aware of the facts, choices and risks involved with children's health.
It has been reported that up to 90 percent of teenagers and adults in Asia suffer from the disease, known as nearsightedness and myopia. Some reports have speculated that work activities and traditional books also contribute to vision problems.
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It is unclear if the problem of nearsightedness occurs due to light interacting with our circadian rhythms to influence eye growth, or by looking at the phones for an extended period or none of the above.
However, digital eyestrain is a problem faced by most computer users, and the cases of kids are no different. The symptoms include blurry vision, dry eyes, eye strain, and headaches. These symptoms might not stay long, but they can be frequent as well as persistent. The study was published in the journal Ophthalmology.
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