Do you wonder how extended screen time is affecting  your child’s eyes? Curious about blue light and whether the new glasses really work? Do you want some tips on how to protect your child from becoming nearsighted?

Against the backdrop of virtual learning, lockdowns, and dramatically increased screen use, Children and Screens’ next webinar will focus on the critically important topic of eye health in children and adolescents.  Tune in for “Eyes on Screens: Maintaining Your Kids’ Ocular Health in a Digital World,” a Children and Screens Ask the Experts virtual workshop on Wednesday, February 10th at noon EST.  An interdisciplinary panel of experts will discuss the latest research on the relationship between increased screen use, vision, headaches, eye strain, dry eyes and other issues as well as what we know about time spent outdoors and blue light glasses.  Through an engaging conversation and live question-and-answer session, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and screen time  experts  will offer practical, concrete advice for parents, caregivers, researchers,  clinicians, and others.

There will be an opportunity at registration to indicate whether you would like to ask a question for the panel live on camera during the workshop.


Webinar Highlights

On February 10th, 2021, Children and Screens hosted an eye-opening “Ask the Experts” webinar, “Eyes on Screens: Maintaining Your Kids’ Ocular Health in a Digital World.” Moderated by distinguished ophthalmologist and dynamic interviewer Dr. David B. Granet, Director of the Anne F. and Abraham Ratner Children’s Eye Center and a professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego, an interdisciplinary group of esteemed experts in pediatric ocular health addressed a variety of important questions regarding how children’s device use impacts their vision, ocular health, and overall well being.

What are some screen media-related trends that have been observed among youth in the past 20 years?

For more great tips, videos and Ask the Experts virtual workshops from Children and Screens, visit our YouTube channel.

This Webinar's Article

How Parental Controls, Monitoring Apps and Media Plans Can Support Healthy Digital Media Use

  • By Children and Screens Staff
  • March 13, 2021

Keeping children safe while still giving them room to grow and develop can feel like a delicate tightrope walk for parents, especially when it comes to the internet. On the one hand, you’d like your kids to learn to be independent and make responsible decisions on their own. On the other hand, you would also like to protect your kids from every possible danger, including digital media overuse. When it comes to finding that balance, parents often wonder when it’s safe to introduce screens and devices into their children’s lives, what kind of restrictions to enforce, how closely to monitor their kids’ behavior, and how to respect privacy while still looking out for their children’s social, mental, cognitive and physical wellbeing.

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