Excessive screen time causing uptick in childhood myopia, Batemans Bay optometrist says

By Staff Reporters
Updated January 10 2024 - 2:09pm, first published 12:38pm
Young children are spending more time in front of screens which is leading to widespread myopia or short sightedness. Optometrists say regular eye tests can help diagnose the condition early. Picture via Unsplash
Young children are spending more time in front of screens which is leading to widespread myopia or short sightedness. Optometrists say regular eye tests can help diagnose the condition early. Picture via Unsplash

New research has found young children aged five to 12 are spending three times more on screens than what is recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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