Viewing a screen too close can lead to a variety of health issues, and children are particularly vulnerable
New Delhi: Remember the times when as a child you would sit too close to the TV to watch a movie or play a video game? The inevitable result was that your parents would scold you, and tell you that viewing a screen up close may actually damage the eyesight. Fast forward to the present day, and the young crop of this generation has a more high-tech version of the same problem—holding the phones and tablets too close to their eyes. And the parents aren’t always around within earshot, since these are portable devices that a child may move around the home with.