Child Eye Experts Considering Effects of Technology on Eye Development - Cincinnati Children's Blog

Child Eye Experts Considering Effects of Technology on Eye Development

The effects of electronic devices on child eye development are continuously being studied. Dr. Walker Motley, a pediatric ophthalmologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, notes that children who spend more time indoors tend to have more nearsightedness.

Motley says there isn’t much data directly linking prolonged use of electronic devices to vision and eye development. However, he says, “What is a really common study result is that children who tend to spend more time indoors rather than outdoors tend to have more myopia, which is nearsightedness.”

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