Computer Vision Syndrome (also known as Digital Eye Strain) is affecting a growing number of children, according to Vaught Eye Associates. In an effort to help raise awareness, the eye care specialists located in South Carolina released an article encouraging parents to be more cautious when it comes to the amount of time they allow their kids to spend in front of a digital device. Due to an ever-increasing amount of usage, kids are becoming more and more susceptible to the symptoms: headaches, eye strain, blurred vision, dry eyes, and other maladies. Aside from following the 20-20-20 rule (every 20 minutes, take 20 seconds to look at something at least 20 feet away), Dr. James Vaught takes his recommendations a step further and urges parents to limit digital device use to one or two hours a day for the youngest members of the family.
As you are well aware, the negative effects of Computer Vision Syndrome aren’t specific to kids. All of us who spend any significant amount of time in front of a computer or smart device are having our retinas pummeled with blue light. Protecting your eyes is important, and GUNNAR Optiks’ mission is to do just that. gunnar.com