CEI’s Dr. Holland quoted in article linking screen time and dry eye disease
- Posted on: Jun 6 2018
The new initiative, with data by Shire, a global biotechnology company, prioritizes eye health and encouraging people to use their screens–smartphones, tablets, computers, etc.–responsibly. A study highlights statistics including nearly two-thirds of surveyed eye care professionals reported a rise in eye-related issues that they attribute to screen usage.
Dr. Holland was quoted in the study and said, “I wasn’t surprised to see that three out of four surveyed eye doctors said they are currently diagnosing more patients with Dry Eye compared to five years ago, and that 88 percent believe the increase of Dry Eye symptoms can be attributed to smartphone use. I have seen the effect of increasing screen-dependency on my patients’ eye health and it is time, more than ever, for them to become more aware of their screen habits, and when it may be time for a break.”
The press release with more information to the new initiative can be found here.