The American Academy of Ophthalmology does not have specific recommendations for amount of screen time for children. But parents should be aware of the possible effects of screen use on children’s eyes, as well as the broader health concerns raised by other groups like the WHO.
Sleep Disruption from Screen Use
While some of the dangers of blue light may have been overhyped in recent years, screen use too close to bed time can harm sleep quality. And sleep is important enough to childhood development that the World Health Organization made sleep one of the focuses of their latest recommendations.
Vision impairment can be stressful. Not only will it affect your ability to read, watch television and drive, but problems with your vision also prevent you from seeing and making memories in a clear, concise manner.