Simon Jones: Time to target eye health

To my wife’s dismay, I have ‘rediscovered’ the first-person shooter video game, Call of Duty (CoD). My first foray into the world of CoD came when I was in my late twenties, when my ocular performance and capacity for absorbing the visual information you’re bombarded with while playing these console games was much higher than it is now.  

Being relatively sensible at the time, I knew when I needed a screen break. As my recent endeavours have found, young children are now much, much better at this game than me.  

To make myself feel better about my diminishing skills, I sometimes have a look at their statistics, where you can get a feel for how long they have spent playing the game. Some of the results suggest the idea of screen breaks is an alien concept. 

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