screen sightedness
n. Myopia caused by too much time spent indoors staring at small screens.
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I couldn’t find the actual study online, but it came out of the UK where a laser eye surgeon claims there has been a 35% increase in nearsightedness—screen sightedness, he has dubbed it—since 1997. He believes smartphones are a cause, and warns that the problem will only get worse.
—“Is 'screen sightedness' for real?,” Frugal Nurse, August 29, 2013
British researchers coined the problem "screen sighted," referring to a 35 percent increase in nearsightedness since the launch of smartphones in 1997.
2013 (earliest)
Mr Allamby said: 'If things continue as they are, I predict that 40 to 50 per cent of 30-year-olds could have myopia by 2033 as a result of smartphones and lifestyles in front of screens — an epidemic we call screen sightedness.'