Average adult spends more than 30 years of their life looking at screens, study finds
The average adult spends 34 years of their life looking at a screen, research has found.
Yes, you read that right: 34 years.
2,000 adults in the UK were surveyed by OnePoll for the research, which was commissioned by Vision Direct.
According to Metro, the survey found that between the ages of 18 and 81, people spend around 4,866 hours staring at screens in a single year.
That ends up being around 13 hours a day. And while that may seem like a lot, it all adds up between work, Netflix (or your streaming service of preference), and catching up with pals through WhatsApp.
The research found that computers were the most popular source of screen time, followed by TVs. Mobile phones rounded out the top three.
"We’re lucky to have devices that connect us with the outside world," Vision Direct's Benjamin Dumaine said.
"A similar pandemic taking place 30 or 40 years ago would have seen people coping with the lack of contact in very different ways."
Mr Dumaine advised people to be aware of what excess screen time can do to their eyes - and to be aware of how to keep from overdoing it when it comes to screen time.