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The Screen Generation: Are We All Going Blind? [Infographic]


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!

The Screen Generation: Are We All Going Blind?

Lauren Hunter
Lauren Hunter
Lauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. In 2007, she founded ChurchTechToday, a website for pastors and church leaders to harness technology to improve ministry. Married to her high school sweetheart, Lauren lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children. Her latest book is Leaving Christian Science: 10 Stories of New Faith in Jesus Christ. She can be found online at



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