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Increasing screen time during COVID-19 could be harmful to kids’ eyesight

POSTED: May 25, 2020Category: Articles, COVID-19BY: AISA Admin

With schools shifting to online lessons at home, children are spending more time in front of computer screens, and many parents are relaxing screen-time rules for TV and video games to keep kids occupied while social distancing. In the midst of the crisis, many children are spending less time playing outdoors.

This combination – more screen time and less outdoor time – may actually harm children’s vision and put them at higher risk of developing myopia, or nearsightedness. That can lead to serious eye problems in the future, including some potentially blinding diseases.

Read the full article on the Stuff website here.

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