Time:  Feb 10, 2021
Location:  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:  Virtual

Against the backdrop of virtual learning, lockdowns, and dramatically increased screen use, Children and Screens held its #AskTheExperts webinar “Eyes on Screens: Maintaining Your Kids’ Ocular Health in a Digital World” on Wednesday, February 10th 2021 at 12:00pm ET via Zoom.  An interdisciplinary panel of experts discussed the latest research on the relationship between increased screen use, vision, headaches, eye strain, dry eyes and other issues as well as what is known about time spent outdoors and blue light glasses.  Through an engaging conversation and live question-and-answer session, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and screen time  experts offered practical, concrete advice for parents, caregivers, researchers,  clinicians, and others.


  • David B. Granet, MD, MHCM, FACS, FAAO, FAAP

    Director; Professor of Ophthalmology & Pediatrics Anne F. and Abraham Ratner Children's Eye Center; University of California, San Diego
  • Kenneth Sorkin, OD, FAAO

    Optometrist Long Island Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Saoirse McCrann, PhD

    Doctor of Optometry; Senior Science Writer Novartis
  • Mark Rosenfield, MCOptom, PhD

    Professor; Editor-in-Chief State University of New York (SUNY), College of Optometry; Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics
  • Lauren Hale, PhD

    Professor of Family, Population and Preventative Medicine Stony Brook University
  • Ken Nischal, MD, FRCOphth

    Chief; Director; Professor of Ophthalmology Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus; Pediatric Program Development, UMPC Eye Center; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Video and Resources

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