Experts Warn That Constant And Prolonged Exposure To Computer And Mobile Phone Screens Increases The Risk Of Far-sightedness In Children By Up To 80%.
Experts at Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, have studied 3,000 children and adolescents aged three months to 33 years to see the link between smart device use and low vision.
Experts have found a clear link between spending time looking at a phone or tablet in these individuals and the risk of myopia.
Experts say that if the use of smartphones in children increases, the risk of far-sightedness increases up to 30%, but if the use of smartphones as well as computer screens, the risk is up to 80%. Are
Researchers have expressed concern that if such cases continue, by 2050 half the world will suffer from poor eyesight. Or similarly, they may suffer from various visual impairments.
In 2019, the World Health Organization recommended that children under the age of two should not watch the screen. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also said that children between the ages of two and five should not have more than an hour to watch the screen.
But a survey of British families that year found that children spent an average of 23 hours a week watching screens.
Robert Bourne, an eye professor and co-author of the study, said there was a growing concern about low vision health.
“Our study is by far the most comprehensive on this issue and shows the possible link between screen time and myopia in children and adolescents,” he said.