Is Texting Making Kids Nearsighted?
I noticed members in my own family squinting and trying to focus on the tiny print of their cell phones. Between computers, cell phones and tablets, these electronic devices may be taking a toll on both, our eyes and our kid's eyes! Optometrists are reporting that years ago, sixth graders would come in with their parents to get fitted for glasses. Now, that's become routine for third graders who are having more and more trouble with distance vision. Take a close look at your children when they're doing homework. The distance between your knuckles and the elbow is about the perfect distance to be working. If you notice your child really hugging the paperwork with his/her eyes, it may be time for a checkup. And it may be time to become aware of the blurry images that can occur at further distances because the electronic devices are getting harder and harder to read.