Kids are spending more time with screen media — and at younger ages — than ever before. But there really is no magic number that’s “just right.” What’s more important is the quality of kids’ media, how it fits into your family’s lifestyle, and how you engage your kids with it. This can include weekly screen-time limits, limits on the kinds of screens kids can use, and guidelines on the types of activities they can do or programs they can watch.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although data is inconclusive, evidence suggests that there is a rise in nearsightedness due to increased screen activity.
  • It is recommended for parents to ensure children take breaks from screen time to prevent dry eyes, headaches, blurry vision, and other problems extended screen exposure causes.
  • Most of the problems children face from this exposure is mostly due to the lack of blinking.

“While scientists look for a definitive answer, there is no doubt that most computer users experience digital eyestrain. Kids are no different from adults when it comes to digital eyestrain.”

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