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Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, screen time has increased exponentially in many households, and with some children going back to school virtually, screen time seems nearly unavoidable. With an increase in device use comes an increase in concern about what this screen time means for our health and wellbeing, particularly for our eyes. The EyePromise® Screen Shield™ line offers 2 products designed to support the eyes during screen time through essential nutrition. Continue reading Screen Time Protection for All Ages
Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as “unhackable” software. Even the most sophisticated technology has loopholes, and kids are bound to find them out. Although children continue to be resourceful and determined to break through screen time restrictions, we’re sharing 11 ways to help keep them from unhinging their limitations. Continue reading Hack the Hackers: Fight Back Against Screen Time Bypasses
At EyePromise®, one of our most exciting accomplishments is our extensive product line. We love having different products to help different types of eye health issues! However, we know that can lead to some confusion, especially with products that have similar names. When it comes to our sports products, it can be difficult to determine the differences. We’re breaking it down for you. Continue reading Vizual Edge Pro & Vizual Edge Chewable: What’s the Difference?
In our previous blog in the series, we talked about ways to bypass screen time limiting apps. Today, we explore the ways kids are getting around more screen time regulations for YouTube, voice messaging, and more.
Continue reading Ways to Bypass Screen Time Apps: App Exploits
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, our norms have shifted and changed, and we quickly had to learn and adapt to the “new normal.” Starting with the sudden shut down of the economy, eye care professionals had to quickly find their footing in a constantly changing environment. When practices were finally allowed to reopen, doctors learned that many things had changed drastically. Jacquie Bowen, OD, recognized many changes, but the changes to her “bedside manner” surprised her. Not only is she dressed head to toe in PPE gear, which hindered some face-to-face interaction, but her patients are also in masks. She now finds herself over-annunciating patient orders and being overly expressive with her eyes, so her patients can feel more at ease. Continue reading Lessons Learned from COVID-19
There are several ways kids can break through screen time regulations set by parents by using/changing settings on their devices. Continue reading Ways to Bypass Screen Time Apps: Device Hacks
Kids are creative and persistent. From building forts out of cardboard boxes to finding new ways to annoy their siblings or parents, they’ll do what it takes to get what they want. What many parents are discovering is that screen time limitation apps are no different. While parents are using apps like Apple’s Screen Time, Amazon’s FreeTime, or any one of Google’s digital wellbeing apps, kids are finding new and innovative ways to hack or bypass these apps and continue scrolling, watching, and playing on their devices. Continue reading How Kids Learn to Bypass Screen Time Apps
According to some experts, excessive screen time on devices like tablets, smartphones, and computers can increase the risk of nearsightedness, or myopia, in children. While not ideal, there are several ways to counteract this physiological change in the eye.
Continue reading What to Do About Screen Time and Myopia