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Our Children, and their Eyesight.

Did you know…

Kids 2-4

  • 30% own a tablet
  • Use a desktop on the side

Kids between 2 and 4 spend 2 hours and 35 minutes a day on devices.

Kids 5-7

  • 37% own a tablet
  • 29% own a gaming system

Eyeglasses portlandKids between 5 and 7 spend 3 hours a day on devices.

Kids 8-10

  • 41% own a tablet
  • 37% own a gaming system
  • 39% own a laptop

Kids between 8 and 10 spend nearly 4 hours a day on devices.

Kids 11-13

  • 49% own a tablet
  • 54% own a PC

Kids between 11 and 13 spend nearly 2 hours a day and 25 minutes on devices.
At this stage, kids are using their computers and devices more for School work.
Here are some important tips to follow:

  • Keep their monitor level with their eyes.
  • Prevent Glare on the screen.
  • Provide them with an ergonomic seat.

What about social media?

Kids 14-16

  • 83% own a mobile phone.
  • 69% are on Facebook.
  • 33% use Twitter.
  • 27% have an Instagram account.

Kids between 14 and 16 spend nearly 4 hours a day and 50 minutes on devices.

As you can very well see – our Children use devices just as much, if not more, than we do. It’s our responsibility as role models to control the amount of time they spend looking at a screen. The closer a screen is, the harder it is on their eyes. Because of this their eyes adjust to seeing what’s in front of them, and they don’t get as much practice looking at things that are further away.

This causes bad vision, and we can prevent it. If we know this information, they should know this information. Tell your kids about their eyes, and bring them in so we can take a look too!