Facts About Computer Vision Syndrome Parents Need To Know


Today's modern world turns because of computers and other related digital devices. Because computers have become an intricate part of everyday life, many young children are on computers for more hours a day then they need to be. Your child's vision is still developing, making it easier for computer images to have a negative impact on it. Check out the reasons you need to make it a point to monitor your child's time on a computer and how to know the signs your child is already experiencing a vision problem.

Digital Blue Light And Your Child's Eyes

Medical professionals are concerned about the light used to generate digital images and how it impacts your child's developing eyes and vision. Commonly referred to as blue light, high-energy visible (HEV) light is capable of damaging your child's eyes. HEV over-exposure is suspected to cause retina damage in children.  Your child does not have the same level of awareness as you do, so he or she may not realize his or her vision problems are anything out of the ordinary. Because of a child's lack of awareness about proper vision, you need to maintain regular eye exams and limit computer time.

Symptoms To Look For In Your Child

If you worry that your child may already have vision troubles because of spending too much time on a computer, you should begin to watch for symptoms of it in addition to visiting a pediatric optometrist. The signs that your child may be having trouble seeing clearly include the following:

  • Eye redness or if he or she continually rubs his or her eyes
  • Your child complains about blurred or double vision
  • Headaches
  • Neck and shoulder pain

If your child experiences any of the above symptoms, visiting an eye doctor as soon as possible is advised.

How To Prevent Computer Vision Syndrome In Your Child

The best way to prevent your child from experiencing vision issues because of a computer is to limit their time on one. For parents of children that seem 'hooked' on their computer, thinking of ways to get their attention off of it is a good idea. This is especially true for kids old enough to enjoy their friends and social media. Ask your child about joining in a board game with you or about visiting the park or zoo. Making it a daily chore to keep your kids off a computer is well worth the effort.

Learning more about how to help care for your child's vision is important. Click here for info about this and discuss with your pediatric eye doctor about regular eye exams for your child.


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