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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

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A New Viewpoint: Dr. Sclafani’s Take on Screen Time – Part 3

Dr. Louise Sclafani recognizes that screen are becoming a normal part of daily life, but she recommends taking EyePromise for natural protection from screen time.Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO, FSLS, understands that digital devices and screen time aren’t going anywhere. As with posts one and two, she is still concerned with the effects that both kids and adults alike are experiencing due to hours spent staring at screens. That’s why she recommends EyePromise® Screen Shield™ Teen to both parents and practitioners who want to naturally defend children’s eyes from the effects of screen time. Continue reading A New Viewpoint: Dr. Sclafani’s Take on Screen Time – Part 3

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A New Viewpoint: Dr. Sclafani’s Take on Screen Time – Part 2

Dr. Sclafani has a way to protect children's eyes from the effects of screen time.Through years of practice and motherhood, Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO, FSLS, has seen the impact that screen time can have on children. Though she recognizes that the amount of time spent with digital devices is unlikely to drop any time soon, she also knows that there are ways to help protect young eyes. Dr. Sclafani started talking about a solution for parents in the first post that offers protection through nutrition: EyePromise® Screen Shield™ Teen. Continue reading A New Viewpoint: Dr. Sclafani’s Take on Screen Time – Part 2

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A New Viewpoint: Dr. Sclafani’s Take on Screen Time – Part 1

Dr. Sclafani knows the impact screen time can have on kids.

As a mom of a 16-year-old and at a practice with a heavy pediatric patient base, Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO, FSLS, is on the front line of the screen time epidemic. She practiced for 24 years in a hospital setting at the University of Chicago, is a consultant for several companies, and now works in a private practice in downtown Chicago. In her busy schedule, she was able to find some time to discuss the screen time epidemic and her concerns about the effects it could have, specifically on children. This is the first post in the series. Continue reading A New Viewpoint: Dr. Sclafani’s Take on Screen Time – Part 1