Experts warn we face a global epidemic of blindness if we continue to spend hours you spend staring at a screen. The high energy light emitted from digital screens is causing irreversible damage to our eyes by deteriorating the retinas. Damage to the retinas – the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye – is the biggest cause of central blindness. And a new report warns ‘it is now clearer than ever that we are facing a global epidemic’ of sight loss – particularly for the millions of

children who are exposed to digital screens earlier than ever. Lead researcher Dr Celia Sanchez-Ramos said: ‘It is paramount for adults and parents to act now and protect themselves from further damage.’ Currently, there are approximately 900 million devices. Of those, 70 million are used by children in the US without eye protection such as a protective screen or glasses. READ MORE