This post is really for people who have access to technology and look at screens for long periods of time. Do you ever think, or notice to yourself, how long you stare at a screen/s? Screens which are cell phones, tablets, computer, or television. In today’s world technology is growing and becoming more advanced. Technology such as touch screen cell phones, tablets, computers, and televisions are being invented and are popular among people’s uses. People love technology because they’re very entertaining to use. Back then in ancient times, people didn’t have computers, cell phones, or tvs. They didn’t have that kind of technological advancements and knowledge to make them. People living today are very lucky to have these technological advancements. They’re fun to use, beneficial, and very handy to use. However, many people do not know the negative effects it has towards them, especially newer generations of people – kids.
Based on an article from http://www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-living/how-technology-is-hurting-your-eyes.aspx , I read some information about the effects that people are receiving from looking at screens for too long. This article was published on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2013.
9 hours per day is the average amount of time that Americans spend staring and using either cellphones, tablets, computers, or televisions. By spending a lot of time like that with their eyes, eye strains and vision problems can take affect.“Nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults experience digital eye strain as a result of the growing use of these devices,”Researchers have wrote in a report. “Adults aged 18 to 34 report feeling eye strain at a higher rate (45 percent) than their older counterparts.”