“Using too much smartphones, tablets and laptops are bad for you”
You definitely heard this statement a lot, but how can we resist using the devices that have revolutionized the way we live?
With studies showing up to 97% of children 4 years or younger using smart devices and more adults being exposed to increased screen time as communications happen online, ignoring the problem that comes with excessive device use is tantamount to ignoring your health.
Many of us know that using our devices too much will lead to eyesight deterioration, but did you know the effects are more detrimental than that? Health consequences such as heart disease, cancer, mental illness and a condition known as Digital Eye Strain (DES) may develop.
What is Digital Eye Strain?
For those new to the term, DES is a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet and cellphone use and it may result in loss of focus and dry eye.
In our fast-paced lives, the majority of us simply do not have the time to Google and slowly read up on the adverse effects caused by excessive screen time and what can be done to prevent it. If you’re hoping for something you can read and get all the information you need, you’re in luck! Screens and Our Eyes was written to provide a one-stop guide to manage and prevent negative health consequences associated with excessive device use.
The goal? Simple. To provide an informative all-in-one report on health consequences from excessive screen time, the factors leading to it, and most importantly, a practical and evidence-based guide on how to prevent and manage the adverse effects.
By bringing in information from various scientific literature, plano hopes to increase awareness of the health consequences of excessive device use and to educate the public on corrective actions to take in their daily lives.
Technology is never the problem until we completely surrender ourselves to it and form an unhealthy relationship with it. Take 30 minutes today and read this report to benefit yourselves and your loved ones here.