Kids and Computer Vision Syndrome




Dr. Richard Simon, Ophthalmologist with Baptist Outpatient Services, explains if you don’t blink as much, the tear film on your eye is going to evaporate a little bit and you will get dry eyes.

He also says there is screen time for adults and there is screen time for children: “Adults sometimes have to have screen time forgetting that they’re reading the newspaper, children seem to be transfixed and loved screen time. The American Academy of Pediatrics came out with what is called blackbox warning parents about this; for example, a child under three years old should get one hour per day in front of the computer.

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