Did you know...?
- The average time a child spends looking at a screen is over 7 hours per day!
- 25% of kids in Kindergarten - 6th grade have vision deficiencies.
- Approximately 80% of all learning in a classroom is done visually.
- Nearsightedness (Myopia) has increased 66% over the last 30 years.
We know, some of these stats may be a little surprising, but then again in the age of apps, Pokémon Go, selfies and experiences only counting when they’re documented on social media, are they really? According to the National Center for Health Research, children under the age of 2 spend on average more than 2 hours in front of a screen. This means that our children are now spending more time staring at screens than ever before and are starting at a much younger age. Here are some ways that you can make sure your children are receiving enough eye health support.