Children’s Health: Digital Eye Strain Prevention

Children’s Health: Digital Eye Strain Prevention


(upbeat music) – Children now are growing
up utilizing electronics much more than we did. Kids are limited in the amount of time they’re able to spend outdoors. And that may be because
it’s an unsafe environment, so they’re spending a lot
of time, you know, indoors. Kids are exposed to their telephone, their television, and their computer. That can cause stress on the eyes and therefore it can cause headaches, and it can affect your ability to learn. It also can affect sleep. We know there should be a period of time before the children go to bed and that ideally somewhere between a half an hour and an hour where we turn all our electronics off. The American Academy of Pediatrics actually recommends no
television for infants. Television and computer games can be beneficial: learn the
alphabet, learn the numbers. Children can actually learn things from both television and computer games if they’re educational in nature. So it’s important to monitor
what your kids are watching, but also I really would try to limit, and I think the recommendation
is limit total time and try to limit that to educational, like public broadcasting,
things like that. – [Announcer] Live Healthy is sponsored by Grand Strand Health and provided as a service
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