We all remember our parents warning us that too much TV could
ruin our eyesight. And with kids spending an average of almost 40
hours in front of a computer or television screen today, we may
feel the urge to tell them the same.
The truth is, sitting in front of a TV too long won't hurt their
eyes, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. And using
a computer, portable DVD player or handheld video game will not
cause any permanent damage to your child's eyesight, either.
More likely, however, is that children may experience eye
strain. Help your family develop these healthy habits by
encouraging eye-friendly behaviors when children are in front of a
Sharon Cindrich is a mother of two tech-savvy kids from Virginia Beach. Learn more at sharoncindrich.com.
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