American adults spend over eight hours a day staring at screens. It’s a wild statistic, with upsetting implications — over the course of a lifetime, that equates to more than 30 years of screen time. Even more disturbing, though, is that our kids aren’t that far behind. A team of Canadian researchers recently found that eight-year-olds spend five hours a day on screens. Quarantine has only exacerbated the issue.
A static lifestyle predicated on blue light binges can negatively affect everything from mental health to posture, but lately, medical professionals are especially concerned about the rise of myopia, or nearsightedness, in children.