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Screen time is described as the time spent by a person on television or video, computer, electronic games, hand-held devices, or other visual devices. Excessive screen time can be the cause of weight gain, sleep disorders, severe neck and back problems, depression, anxiety, etc.

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Why does my 2-year-old baby get teary while watching television?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 2 years old, and she always eats food while watching iPad. I just noticed that today while watching the cartoon on TV, I could see the tear coming out of her eyes. Is it normal? She had cold last week, and even then water was coming out of her eyes that day. What could be t...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How long are the symptoms occurring? Does she use any glasses? It may simply be because of respiratory infection. You can wait for a week for an ophthalmic related consultant. You should get her treated for any respiratory infection.   Read Full »

I am having intense eye strain after long screen time. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old woman. Lately, I have been experiencing intense eye strain, especially after long hours of staring at screens. It is starting to impact my ability to focus, and I am even getting headaches. I have heard that exercise might help with eye strain, but I do not know wher...  Read Full »

Dr. Gopal R. Damani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. This strain is the manifestation of dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is a common condition that occurs when your tears are not able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate and unstable for...  Read Full »

Kindly provide detailed information on excessive screen time.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I have increased my screen time, particularly before bedtime. It has started to disturb my sleep, and I also have poor-quality sleep. I would like to understand the ill effects of excessive screen time on the body. How can I manage it? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Excessive screen time before bedtime can indeed disrupt sleep patterns and negatively impact overall health. Here are some ways in which excessive screen time can affect the body: Disrupts sleep: The blue light emitte...  Read Full »

I am unable to sleep properly. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 32-year-old male. I am not able to sleep properly for the last few months. I have to look at screens for a lot of time, concerning my work. When I come to sleep, it takes a long time for me to get to sleep. I wake up in between, and it is difficult to fall back to sleep. What do I d...  Read Full »

Dr. Sukhdev Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I would like to ask a few questions. Are you having any work-related stress? Is any timeline exceeding the submission of any project or similar? If the answer is yes, then stress could be the cause, and I would like to ad...  Read Full »

I am frustrated due to my increased screen time. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male currently working in a private company. I usually work with a laptop and phone after work. I do not feel like spending time with my kids. Whenever they come to play with me, I get irritated. I use my phone and other devices a lot at home. I tried a lot to avoid...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. Electronic gadgets are a basic need, but we get addicted to them. Using it more may lead to depression and isolate you from real life. You started spending more time on virtual sites like social media. You star...  Read Full »

I have eye strain caused by prolonged screen time. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am struggling with persistent eye strain, and it is impacting my daily life. I work long hours in front of screens, and lately, I constantly feel exhausted and strained in my eyes. I have tried adjusting my screen settings and taking breaks, but it does no help. The eye strain affe...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Dubey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. Please get your refraction checked once. You might wear spectacles. Use blue light filters for screens and anti-reflective coating of your glasses. Use lubricant eye drops frequently. Consume a diet rich in ant...  Read Full »

I work more over screens. Kindly guide me on eye care.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a woman of 38 years old, never had to wear glasses so far. My eyes have been feeling strained and tired doc, especially after spending long hours in front of screens. It is affecting my focus and productivity, and I am wondering if it is more than just needing a break. Should I be ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Dubey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It is computer vision syndrome. Kindly take off time from your screen job every 20 minutes. 1. Follow the 20-20-20 rule. 2. Use blue filters from the screen. 3. Use lubricant eye drops frequently. 4. Use eye shields while ...  Read Full »

I am unable to focus when I sit in front of a computer. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My eyes are feeling cold, and I am unable to focus. I have been feeling this since last week. I sit in front of the computer for a long time. I do not want spectacles. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, kindly answer these questions- How many hours per day do you spend in front of a computer? Is there watering of the eye too? Are you suffering from a headache? While working on the computer, if you are working for long hours, then take a break every 35 ...  Read Full »

I get earache, pressure, and pain on the right top of my head when I breathe deeply, and I spend eight hours every day in front of a screen. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old, and my problem is that when I deep breathe, I feel a little pressure and ache on the right top of my head. And occasionally earache. I currently take classes online and spend eight hours daily in front of the screen. In the past, I went to bed around 11 pm and woke ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sooraj Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Due to that much screen time, you get fatigued, which results in the pain you notice in the head and ear. Sometimes it also happens around the neck. No need to worry. Please follow the recommendations below. 1. Increa...  Read Full »

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