Impacts Of Virtual Learning

Vision Issues

Dusaun Shedden and EDITOR: Saffiatu Johnson

We all know being on screens for an extended amount of time can jeopardize our eyesight. During virtual learning for the school year 2020-2021, we sat and stared at screens for 6 hours a day everyday. Not including assignments done after school. Our laptops and phones release blue light, “a color in the visible light spectrum that can be seen by human eyes. It has a short wavelength, which means it produces higher amounts of energy.” Too much blue light over a period of time could damage retinal cells and cause vision problems. Perhaps the county should have distributed blue light glasses to students to help limit the amount of damage to our eyes. They could have also prohibited after school work for the health of the students.