Although technology is capable of doing many wonderful things in our lives in many areas, screens do have their affect on our bodies, especially our eyes. Juggling 2+ digital screens is now the norm as we multitask to get through the work day and our down time. And digital media consumption has never been higher.
Face to screen time for US adults has reached an all time high. From 2010 to 2014 the average daily use of tablets and smartphones went from a little over one hour to almost five hours. Between work and play each day, we now spend at least to 3 hours online and 4.5 watching TV. Yikes! It’s not just Millennials anymore who are logging mass amounts of digital screen time!
Digital Connectivity and Internet Use is Skyrocketing
According to a 2015 Pew Research Center report, Americans’ Internet Access: 2000-2015
Groups we’ve traditionally seen as unconnected are jumping on the digital bandwagon since the turn of the 21st century.
We all know it’s important to protect our eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays—but blue light from digital screens can have eye effects that are just as damaging!