New evidence published this week by a Professor at the University of Wisconsin in the USA suggests that 30 minutes or more of video games on a daily basis could adversely affect visual development, in particular the ability of the eye to focus.

The doctors looked at a group of children aged 3 to 10 years and found that kids who played video games for 30 minutes or more every day were more likely to complain of headaches, double vision, and other issues than those who played video games for less time. They found the same problems for children who viewed any electronic screen for 3 or more hours per day.

This research is not conclusive, but Behavioural Optometrist and children’s vision expert Steve Leslie said that it does lead us to recommend that kids spend less time on the computer and more with other activities.

30 min game is bad

http://www.practiceupdate.com/content/assessing-video-game-vision-syndrome-in-children/61552/55/5/1

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