Digital Screens and Vision
Effect on digital screens on our vision. Part 1
Latest research suggests more people are becoming shortsighted (myopia) now than they were a decade ago1. This comes as no surprise as it has been proved over and over again that excessive near work can promote myopia progression.
The direct link of digital screens and myopia progression has not been made yet, however, the progression is happening too quickly for it to be purely genetic or environmental 1. Most parents ask a consistent question about their child’s prescription increasing too quickly, and we believe there is a direct link to digital screen time (computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc).
Other than myopia progression, we have also noted unstable tear film, Meibomian gland dysfunction and other eye surface conditions causing Dry Eye Syndrome at a very young age. The important thing to note is that children will not complaint of dry, irritated, red eyes or report of blur in most cases. Hence it is very important for the parents/guardians to be vigilant and get comprehensive eye examinations every year for the children.
At 20/20 Eye Care, a comprehensive eye exam <hyperlink to what it entails at our clinic> will not only be able to determine any refractive (glasses) issue, but also outline and eye health, binocular vision, 3D vision, color vision deficiencies. Call us at 905-766-3721 to schedule your eye exam today.