In our digital age, children are exposed to screens more than ever before. From online classes to digital games, screen time has increased drastically, which can lead to digital eye strain, known medically as Computer Vision Syndrome. Symptoms can include headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, neck and shoulder pain, and sleep disturbances.
To protect your child's eyes from excessive screen time, enforce the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away. It's also essential to ensure they're viewing screens at a comfortable distance, in a well-lit room, and encourage regular breaks to rest their eyes.