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Impact of using Mobile Phones on Kids

by Pratik Shah

Impact of using Mobile Phones on Kids


Mobile phones have become a common trend in this time. The mobile phones are so less than a mini computer. They can do anything – from standard phone call to surf the internet. Not just the adults, this mobile phone technology is affecting the kids as well.

Adverse Effects on Kids using Mobile Phones


Today’s Kids are growing up in a radio-frequency environment that never existed in human history before. The radiation emitted by mobile phones can have adverse effects on Kids.

Kids who use mobile phones and tablets are at risk of potential non recoverable eye damages because of bluelight emissions from mobile devices. With the continuous usage of this mobile phones for the past 7 years, The Eye Practice has witnessed an large increase in patients complaining of eye strain and dry eyes caused by excessive screen time.

Kids, just like the teens, are addicted to mobile phones. Even going to schools many students going with their mobile phones. They talk on the phone during the free time and send messages during the classes. Besides playing, even in schools the most popular activities children engage-in are playing on mobile phones. Which results;

  • Headaches
  • Neck/shoulder pain
  • Eye strain
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye irritation etc…

Ways to improve the Eye Strains using Mobile Phones;


Eyewear is available with lenses with anti-glare and blue light filter facility, as well as selective contact lenses, to help reduce the symptoms of digital eye strain.

In addition to eyewear solutions, there are ways to get relief from eye strain:

  • Teach your kids to take frequent breaks from using Mobile Phones
  • Don’t allow your Kids to use mobile phones at least for an hour before going to bed.
  • Increase the text size on your kids using mobile devices to better define the screen content.