As children spend more time tethered to screens, there is increasing concern about potential harm to their visual development. Ophthalmologists – physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care – are seeing a marked increase in children with dry eye and eye strain from too much screen time. But does digital eyestrain cause lasting damage? Should your child use reading glasses or computer glasses? As you send your kids back to school this month for more time with screens and books, el Instituto de Ojos del Dr. Miguel Santiago and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are arming parents with the facts, so they can make informed choices about their children’s eye health.

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