Focus is back on digital detox amid increased screen time in children during Covid 19 pandemic.
A study by Indian Journal of Ophthalmology revealed that in subjects who were 12 years old, 40% showed symptoms of headache while 38% showed increased rubbing / irritation of eyes.
Ophthalmologist Dr Adhikary highlighted the spike in digital eye strain (DES) amongst students which included symptoms like dryness, itching, irritation, watering, blurring and headaches.
Pediatrician Anand Jain said prolonged online video gaming among children was a contributing factor for ocular issues.
Control over screen time is critical to ensure good eye health amongst teenagers