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How Lockdowns Changed Children’s Eyes

Dr. Adriana Valdes took a moment to tell us about the consequences that the increased use of electronics has on children’s eyes.

More than a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic and we are still adapting to the various changes and challenges that arise every day. In a few years, we will be able to determine the true impacts of COVID-19 worldwide, but even now, we can see that there is an impact on one group of the population, children.

Children are in a stage of development that has been interrupted by staying at home, unable to go out with friends, play in the outdoors, enjoy contact with others and have their education in the classroom. Instead, they are forced to live these experiences digitally through smartphones, video games, and online classes.

The amount of time children spend in front of screens and the effect it can have on their eyes worries us, that is why Dr. Adriana Valdes, Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service at CODET Vision Institute, took a moment to tell us about the consequences that these habits may have on children’s vision.

We invite you to learn more about the subject in the following video with Dr. Adriana Valdes.