As the temperature continues to drop, you can definitely feel the holiday spirit all around. However, winter can also bring a few problems. In particular, the cold air and snow can be harsh on your eyes. Your myopia control specialist talks about some eye conditions you may have to deal with this time of the year.
Whenever we use your favorite apps or read online articles on your computer or smartphone, most of them are presented via black text on a white background. Depending on how long you’ve been browsing, staring at a bright screen to read can be tiresome, especially for your eyes. In this world we live in, symptoms of digital eye strain are commonplace, which is why every eye doctor would often recommend resting the eyes after long hours of screen exposure.
Then came the so-called “dark mode” in social platforms and operating systems. In today’s blog post, the Institute for Control of Eye Myopia in Children talks about this user experience option and whether it truly is better for the eyes.
Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, often develops in children and teens. It’s one of the most common vision problems. In fact, approximately 30% of children and teens in the U.S. are affected by the condition.