According to a research survey of 2,000 parents conducted by the University of Michigan Health, only half of parents admit that their children’s screen time affects their eyes.
This research survey was conducted in April this year in the US, involving 2,002 parents of children aged 3 to 18 years.
The researchers say that most parents were unaware of the short- and long-term effects of excessive screen time, and had no idea that children’s vision impairment 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, and they are also unaware of how to reduce the risks to vision. Is.
According to research, there has been an increase in complaints of nearsightedness over the last 30 years, mainly due to children’s easy access to technology.
There are very few parents who still value and follow the advice of their elders regarding the safety of their children’s eyesight.
Although reading in low light or sitting close to the TV can cause eye fatigue 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 that protect the eyes from excess blue light, which can affect the brain’s ‘internal clock’ and cause sleep problems. Is.
Experts say that 1 hour before going to sleep, you should give up the use of mobile phones.
According to research findings, children’s vision should be checked every 2 years so that vision problems can be diagnosed as early as possible and treated promptly, otherwise undiagnosed diseases can lead to future vision loss. can become