Unmanaged screen time results in an estimated $151B in costs in 2023, AOA reports

More than 104 million working-age Americans spend more than 7 hours a day in front of screens, resulting in an estimated $151 billion in health system, productivity and well-being costs, the American Optometric Association reported.
With a rise in screen time exposure and related eye issues like myopia and digital eye strain, the AOA commissioned a Deloitte Economics Institute report to understand the impact of unmanaged screen time in the U.S., as well as optometrists’ role in preventing additional costs through annual exams.
“It’s impossible to ignore the impact that digital

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