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Some ophthalmologists around the country are noticing a spike in children’s vision problems as Americans emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
When schools closed down and switched to distance learning in early 2020, many young students stayed indoors and spent longer than ever staring at screens up close. In a recent parent survey, 70% of mothers and fathers reported that their kids spend at least four hours a day on electronic devices.
Many children use devices around the clock for both school and play. This, combined with delayed vision screenings during the pandemic, has created a heap of issues for children’s eyesight.
Here are some common problems eye doctors are reporting as children catch up on their pediatrician and eye clinic appointments. Find out what parents should watch for and how everyone can help get kids’ eyes back on track.
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Get ophthalmologist-reviewed tips and information about eye health and preserving your vision. American Academy of Ophthalmology.