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Can TV Watching Harm Your Eyes?

By    |   Thursday, 09 Apr 2015 10:49 AM

Question: My grandchildren are always watching TV or playing video games, sitting just a few feet away from the TV. When I grew up, my parents told me sitting too close to the TV would hurt my eyes. Is there any truth to that?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:

Sitting too close to older TV screens used to expose you to increased levels of radiation (including X-ray radiation) that diminished in exponential proportion to the distance from the screen.

But the LED and plasma screens do not emit this same degree of radiation and are much safer.

Sitting close to modern screens does not have the health risks seen with the older screen.
So you can relax. Close work with LED screens can cause eye fatigue, but there is no evidence of long-term damage for the average child watching TV or playing video games.

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Sitting too close to older TV screens used to expose you to increased levels of radiation, but the newer TVs are much safer.
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