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Moms Discuss the Impacts of Screen Time on Child Eye Health

In this post, moms talk screen time, how it's affecting their kids, and why Screen Shield Teen is actually needed.“My son Alex kept telling me that his eyes hurt. It never occurred to me just how much screen time was causing issues until this past October.” Audrey McClelland and other moms talk screen time, how it’s affecting their kids, and why Screen Shield™ Teen is actually needed. Continue reading Moms Discuss the Impacts of Screen Time on Child Eye Health

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Part 3 – How to Defend Kids’ Eyes from Effects of Screen Time – Dr. Susan Lake Talks Screen Time As a Mother and a Doctor

Dr. Susan Lake talks about how to defend kids' eye health from the effects of screen time. We’ve discussed the recommendations for screen time and how the harmful blue light gets to our retinas. Now, we can talk about what we can do as parents to reduce the effects of blue light and exposure to our highly sensitive eye structures. Continue reading Part 3 – How to Defend Kids’ Eyes from Effects of Screen Time – Dr. Susan Lake Talks Screen Time As a Mother and a Doctor

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Part 2 – How Blue Light Works – Dr. Susan Lake Talks Screen Time As a Mother and a Doctor

Kids may not notice their eyes becoming tired, but parents will often notice this change first.We previously discussed the frustrations that arise for parents when they read recommendations from medical professionals regarding screen time limits. To fully understand why these limits are so strict despite the fact that they are nearly unobtainable, I’d like to be clear about how blue light gets to our retinas and why it must be filtered and protected against. Continue reading Part 2 – How Blue Light Works – Dr. Susan Lake Talks Screen Time As a Mother and a Doctor

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Get Printable Screen Time Recommendations by Age

Our children are exposed to more and more media via phones, tablets, and computers – both at school and at home. All of this screen time leaves many parents asking: how much screen time is too much? The World Health Organization (WHO) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have shared their latest recommended average screen time per day for babies, kids, and teens. We’ve consolidated these screen time guidelines into a printable format you can use in your household.
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Part 1 – Dr. Susan Lake Talks Screen Time As a Mother and a Doctor

Lately, I’ve noticed that no matter what media outlet you frequent, you’ll see warnings regarding the dangers of blue light. This available information, coupled with my focus on pediatric patients, has allowed me to notice a large increase in the number of parents asking me how to better protect their children’s eyes. Many times, they ask me with hope-filled voices if they should be reducing “screen time” for their kids by banning Snapchat and Fortnite in order to accomplish this task.

I’ve found myself answering this from two perspectives. Continue reading Part 1 – Dr. Susan Lake Talks Screen Time As a Mother and a Doctor