This is part one in a four-part series guest-written by nationally recognized blue light expert, Gary Morgan, OD.
Kids today are being introduced to digital technology earlier than ever. From speech training to potty training, many boys and girls are learning to tap and swipe before they walk and talk. But while there are obvious benefits to getting our kids ahead of the learning curve with digital technology, there’ a less beneficial result of all that screen time.
In this four-part series, we’re going to examine three primary reasons why kids could be at greater risk of blue light exposure than adults, and how you as an eye care provider can help.
You’ve likely heard the term digital eye strain. With its relationship to blue light, and The Vision Council releasing a yearly report on its rising impact, most people in the eye care industry have some level of familiarity with this visual consequence of device use.
But what exactly is digital eye strain, how is it related to blue light, and why are more and more people experiencing symptoms?
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