Posts Tagged: screen time

Too much screen time can damage your eyes

With the new normal of social distancing and staying home more frequently, many people have found themselves and their loved ones watching television and using their phones or computers more than they typically would. In the past few months, streaming services including Netflix, YouTube and Amazon have seen an 18% increase in usage of their…
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Prescription for play

Fond memories of playing with our friends as a child are common, but play time should not only be part of our memories, it should be a part of our children’s every day. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now urging doctors to talk with families about getting kids to play. Types of play, include:…
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Reduce screen time to avoid eye damage

Most people know that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can damage the eye and surrounding skin, but what about the high-energy visible (HEV) light being emitted from your smart phone or high-definition TV? Current research suggests that prolonged exposure to HEV blue-violet light from artificial light sources has damaging effects to the retina that resemble…
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Sweet dreams and sleep routines

With the end of summer approaching and the next school year looming ahead, it’s time to get your kids back into a sleep schedule. After a summer filled with sleepovers, video game marathons, birthday parties, barbecues, vacations and other fun events and activities that kept your kids up past their bed times, it’s going to…
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