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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 the 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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UV Light vs. Blue Light

For the most part, light is perceived as a positive thing. In fact, it’s often used to portray the “good” side vs. the “evil” in stories and art. However, it’s important to note the potential dangers that can accompany light we’re exposed to on a daily basis. The only two parts of the body that are susceptible to light damage are the skin and eyes, and the kinds of dangerous light that are most prevalent are ultraviolet (UV) and blue light. Continue reading UV Light vs. Blue Light

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What Healthcare Professionals Think of Screen Time

Dr. Louise Sclafani, Dr. Drew Schwardtz, Andrew Smith, Tanner Deegan

Many of us are concerned about our screen use, especially since it’s increased for most people during the COVID-19 quarantine. We asked several specialists in their field for their thoughts and how we can counteract our new device-heavy activities. In this blog, we feature answers from Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO, Andrew “CKG” Smith, Assistant Director of Maryville Esports, Tanner “Zeu” Deegan, Maryville League of Legends Head Coach, and Drew Schwartz, DC. Continue reading What Healthcare Professionals Think of Screen Time

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Digital Parenting Pros, Cons, and Solutions

Nobody said parenting was going to be easy, but with everything going digital, it seems like it’s becoming more difficult. From cyberbullying to simply spending too much time on screens, technology adds an additional concern for parents to consider, especially as most school-age children are now required to be behind a screen to complete homework due to COVID-19. With everything, including education, going online, it can be difficult to monitor children, both their amount of screen time and what they’re doing, causing parents to be more concerned than ever. Continue reading Digital Parenting Pros, Cons, and Solutions

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EyePromise® Screen Shield™ Teen Won a NEXTY!

EyePromise Screen Shield Teen won the NEXTY Award for Best Life Stage-Specific Supplement.

EyePromise focuses on innovation, using the latest clinical research to improve our products and results. This year, we launched Screen Shield Teen and Screen Shield Pro formulated in response to the growing screen time issue. We are proud to announce that we have recently been recognized by SupplySide and received the NEXTY Award for Best Life Stage-Specific Supplement. Continue reading EyePromise® Screen Shield™ Teen Won a NEXTY!

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Don’t Be Blind to the Impact of Nutrition On the Eyes

Be sure to tell patients to double check the candy collected on Halloween to make sure there are no hidden objects.

We talk about the importance of nutrition for eye health, but the impact poor nutrition can have on eyesight is extreme. One set of parents learned how much their son’s eating habits affected his eyes when their physicians identified their 17-year-old as legally blind due to his poor nutrition. Continue reading Don’t Be Blind to the Impact of Nutrition On the Eyes

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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