schools that want to implement new technologies in the classroom, a way of learning "very suitable", should first seek advice through the Canarian Society of Ophthalmology on the ambient light ideal for students to use the screens or on previous studies to determine the properties of eye of each student.
The recommendations of the ophthalmologists, Salvador García, and Ramón Medel have been collected by Efe during the presentation of the XLVII Congress of the Canarian Society of Ophthalmology, held in La Laguna, for those who learning through screens "is very appropriate" and does not alter visual performance .
The close work performed by the eye and the approach that fits on the screen is the same as that in the leaves of a book, underlined, and the healthy use of electronic devices for forming new generations is the best way of learning because, among other things, comes before the brain.
"The eyes are to use them. If we ask now the children take a book, when you already use perfectly the screen of a mobile phone, they are not going to adapt. We are accustomed to other things, but in the new generations is already the case otherwise", has apostille Ramon Medel.
The is also ophthalmologist and president of the organizing committee of the Congress, Alicia Partner, has underlined that bad the use of these new technologies have more impact on other pathologies, such as obesity or back problems, if children do not perform physical activity.
And in the case of myopia, for example, Salvador García has been recommended to avoid certain environmental factors that impinge on the development of the disease, including the completion of daily tasks with little ambient light and a bad diet, and has an impact on the importance of going regularly to the ophthalmologist.
"Perform tasks around the home with poor lighting, with poor ambient light, increases the myopia: that is shown. It has not been shown yet that the use of mobile phones and computers today that come with built-in eye shades, alter myopia", stressed Garcia.
For Ramon Medel, in fact, a person with a diopter, or other slight alteration that does not read habitually, or stare at screens "will be able to go without glasses", but another that has even less diopters, and yes spend hours in front of a mobile or a book will have more eye problems, such as dryness, itching, and lower visual quality.
"When you stare at any activity, the rate of flicker is infinitely inferior. While a normal blink and involuntary is 14 to 20 times per minute, when attached to the view can get to be 3 or 4 if you are concentrating on that," he added Medel.
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