Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Kids Use Digital Devices More Than Parents Think
"According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), parents severely underestimate the time their children spend on digital devices," says News Medical. "An AOA survey reports that 83 percent of children between the ages of 10 and 17 estimate they use an electronic device for three or more hours each day. However, a separate AOA survey of parents revealed that only 40 percent of parents believe their children use an electronic device for that same amount of time. Eye doctors are concerned that this significant disparity may indicate that parents are more likely to overlook warning signs and symptoms associated with vision problems due to technology use, such as digital eye strain." Read more.