Updated: Jun 15, 2020

According to a new survey the average British adult will spend about 34 years of their lives staring at smart phone, television or computer screen.

In a poll taken of over 2,000 people, it was found that participants spent more than 4,866 hours per year glued to their screens, and furthermore most admitted that a much of this time was not considered 'productive'. 

Almost one third of looked at their phone within five minutes of waking up in the morning. 64% revealed that they wouldn't know what to do without their screen time, especially during the lockdown period.

The study, sponsored by Vision Direct, suggested that on average three-and-a-half hours per day is spent gazing at TV screens, with a minimum of four hours staring at laptops, and two and half hours spent looking at smart phones. It was found that it takes less than 20 minutes for the average adult to look at a screen after waking up each day.

The findings were as below:

Brits spend an average of 13 hours per day staring at a screen

Phone - 2 hrs 25 mins Laptop - 4 hrs 1 min TV - 3 hrs 30 mins E-reader - 42 mins Tablet - 1 hr 39 mins  Gaming -1 hr 3 mins TOTAL  13 hrs 20 mins

SOURCE: Vision Direct

The research showed that 301,733 hours will be spent looking at screens over an average adult lifetime of 62 years. 

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