About 83 percent of children between the ages of 10 and 17 report using an electronic device more than three hours daily (42 percent report five hours or more daily), while only about 40 percent (10 percent, respectively) of parents think their kids exceed that mark, according to the AOA’s 2014 American Eye-Q® survey and children’s omnibus survey.

The digital era means people of all ages are spending more time than ever on electronic devices, many with very small screens, and that is going to lead to issues. Eye conditions exacerbated by digital technology are a growing reality. The 21st century brings not only a monumental change in how people use their eyes, but also how people get their information.


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