by Jesse Thompson, ABC Radio Darwin, 12 March 2018
|Watching something on your phone? Why not hold the|
screen out at elbow's length. ABC Radio Darwin:
But today's parents would do well to warn their children not to position themselves too close to small screens, according to optometrist Helen Summers.
She warned that the use of the screens at close range for long periods of time could be leading to a generation of eyesight problems.
"We're actually facing a tsunami of myopia — short-sightedness," she told ABC Radio Darwin's Joel Spry.
"We have 4 million short-sighted people in Australia at the moment, but by the year 2050 we're looking at 22 million."