Is Too Much Screen Time Bad for Your Eyes?

Did you know the average adult spends approximately 11 hours per day in front of a screen of some sort, and typically checks their smartphone every ten minutes? If you are a parent, you likely try to limit screen time for your children. Limiting your own screen time, however, may seem challenging — especially since many individuals now participate in work and a variety of activities remotely (or “virtually”) as we navigate through a global pandemic. Unfortunately, excessive screen time can put a strain on the eyes, so we recommend trying a few of these tips to minimize your screen time throughout the day and improve your eye health:

In the end, limiting your screen time each day can not only reduce the strain on your eyes, but it can boost your mood and help you think more clearly, as well. However, if you notice your eyes still bother you, even with minimal screen time, do not hesitate to contact your eye doctor as soon as possible.

To learn more about how to keep your eyes healthy, or to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled eye doctors, please contact New Eyes today.