Effects of Electronic Screens on Children’s Vision and Recommendations for Safe Use

Publication Date: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Author: 
Canadian Association of Optometrists/Canadian Ophthalmological Society Joint Position Statement
The prevalence of electronic screen-related ocular symptoms is estimated as high as 50–90% in adult electronic screen users. Due to a lack of scientific literature in the area, the corresponding statistic is not known for children. Children’s use of electronic screens, however, has become more commonplace (home and school), 4a begins earlier in childhood than in the past,5a and can last for long periods of time.