According to Dr Amrita Kapoor Chaturvedi, when a person looks at a screen for over 8 hours, the eye structurally changes and it stimulates the growth of the length of the eye ball.
- Long hours of screen time affects the muscles of convergence in the eyes
- Adopting the 20/20/20 rule can reduce screen time
- Experts suggest doing blinking exercises to combat dryness
By Daphne Clarance: An increase in screen time has caused an alarming rise in the number of people with visual impairment. There are over 2.2 billion people who have near or distant vision impairment globally, according to a 2021 report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
While many factors affect eye health, looking at mobile phones and screens has indicated several issues in a person’s eyesight, including headaches, blurry vision and nausea.