Screens, screens everywhere. In the entertainment centers of our homes, on our desks, in our backpacks and in our pockets.
Screens play a central role in our daily lives – they allow us to connect with friends and family, work, do school lessons, and be entertained. But for the many benefits screens afford us, they do have a drawback – the effect they have on our vision.
“Myopia” is the scientific term for nearsightedness. And due in part to screen use, along with other factors, Myopia is on the rise worldwide at an unprecedented rate.
In fact, here’s a TedTalk from local ophthalmologist Lance Kugler, MD, discussing the alarming rise of myopia.