Posted on 16th October 2016
Parents regularly debate how much screen time their children should have for numerous reasons, one of which may be their concern for their vision.
With a dramatic rise in children developing myopia (short-sightedness), some point at the rise in the amount of time children spend in front of screens, usually iPads or phones, be it at school, doing homework, communicating with friends or playing games. Add in watching TV, and most children are spending hours a day looking at a screen.
Please see our leaflets on blue light and digital eyestrain for further information or speak to your optometrist if you have any concerns.
14th April 2021
Myopia is expected to affect 50% of the world population by 2050. In the UK, the amount of myopia has increased from 10% to 23% of children in the past 50 years. In the past year, we have noticed an i...Read more