Excessive screen time could be to blame for the spike in the number of children needing eyeglasses. The UK-based company Scrivens Opticians found that the percentage of teens between 13 and 16 needing glasses has nearly doubled in the past seven years. It went from 20% in 2012 to 35% in 2019.
Scrivens says more research is needed on the issue.
However, a decent portion of surveyed parents (26%) say they have never taken their child for an eye test.
Read more on the study here.
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