The Covid-19 pandemic and the related quarantines/ lockdowns has made us more reliant on all kinds of electronic devices to do our work or studies. Almost all of them have screens to stare at, and extensive use of such devices can cause dry eyes, headaches, blurry vision, tiredness and irritation of the eyes. Children or adults, all suffer from the same issue. However, the way children use these devices have some aspects that makes them more vulnerable than adults. With classes for children or all ages going entirely online, the issue is only going to get worse.
ALL CLASSES should be done on a desktop computer, a laptop or a tablet and NEVER on a phone.
Children’s adaptability - while adaptability has many positive aspects, children have a tendency to ignore problems and not inform their parents. A child may not consider changing the brightness/contrast of a screen to a more comfortable level, causing excessive eye strain. They may accept blurred vision of an uncorrected vision problem, thinking everyone sees the way they do.
Limited self awareness - when engaged in enjoyable tasks, like playing video games or watching movies/TV shows, they often do so without taking any breaks, all of which can cause eye strain.
I was wearing glasses for the last 28 years and my power was -5.0. When I went for a regular eye checkup to Dr. Sohan Raj, AMRIT Hospital
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