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my baby just stood up using our Tv stand. I was the next room

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my baby just stood up using our Tv stand. I was the next room over so I don't know how long she was standing(minutes). The TV was on and when I walked around she was nose to screen with the tv. Could this damage her vision?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 4 years ago.

PediatricMD :

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PediatricMD :

I can appreciate your concern regarding your child's vision, being a parent and a pediatrician too :)

PediatricMD :

However be rest assured,

PediatricMD :

what you are describing would not lead to any problems in the vision,

PediatricMD :

Children naturally get attracted to the bright moving lights and images on the TV, but watching TV with nose to screen for a few minutes (& I assure you that a child would get bored if 'stuck' to the TV for a very long time), would not lead to any problems in her vision

Customer:

Ok, so even being so close? It could have been like 10 minutes?

PediatricMD :

Yup, no problems .....

PediatricMD :

Even though I very much doubt if she would remain stuck to the TV for that a long a time frame.....

Customer:

I don't think so either. Well thank you so much!

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