Life in quarantine can be tough on the eyes.
Between working from home, attending virtual school, shopping online and trying to stay sane with streaming and video games, Americans are staring at computers and devices more than ever.
As of March, U.S. adults spend more than 13 hours per day looking at screens, a big jump from the 10 hours per day of screen time reported in the second half of 2019, according to estimates by the company Eyesafe.
Since early March, the average U.S. household is also watching about nine more hours of TV a week than before — with viewership rising from about 57 hours to 66 hours — or an extra workday’s worth of content, Comcast reported this month. (Comcast is the parent company of TODAY.)
“My kids are up until midnight playing video games with their friends since it's one of the few ways to socialize these days,” Dr. Ninel Gregori, a retina specialist, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Miami and clinical spokeswoman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, told TODAY......READ MORE
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