How much time do you spend staring at a screen? If you’re like most Americans, that answer is about half the time you’re awake.
A survey by contact lens company CooperVision found that 42 percent of the time Americans are awake, our eyes are on some kind of screen -- television, phone, computer, tablet, etc. According to the researchers, we spend about 7 hours a day staring at a screen. And it’s getting worse. 79 percent of those surveyed said their screen time has gone up over the past five years, with 40 percent admitting it’s gone up “a lot.” And 75 percent of those surveyed said they think they spend too much time in front of screens. Get this … 53 percent said they take breaks from the computer -- by checking their phone. And 27 percent said they watch TV and look at their phone at the same time. 73 percent admit that all that screen time makes them feel lethargic, and 64 percent said they feel happier when they take a serious screen break. (Study Finds)