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Question:
My in-laws have been using FaceTime or Skype to see and interact with my son every day for about 20 minutes a day since he was born. I am very concerned about the effect on his developing eyes as he is 5 weeks old and has already begun to focus on the screen. Should I be concerned about the effects of continuing this long-term?

Answer:
This kind of visual activity has never been reported to cause anatomical disease to the eye or visual system. In other words, there is no scientific evidence that exposure of young children to computer screens is harmful.

Answered by: Jane C. Edmond, MDDr. Jane C. Edmond

Categories: Children's Eye Health

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