Doctors see big jump in kids, teens needing glasses

More teens and young children than ever before are having to get glasses. That’s what doctors at Parkland Health in North Texas are warning parents about.

They say smartphones are just part of the blame.

Dr. Hina Robertson, a therapeutic optometrist at Parkland Health, says generally, nearsightedness – or myopia – is a genetic condition.

However, smaller screens closer to the face have caused children’s vision to get even worse.

Learn about some of the doctor’s recommendations to help by watching the video of from KXAS.