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Analysis: More Time Outdoors Reduces Rate Of Myopia in Children

A new analysis of recent eye-health studies shows that more time spent outdoors is related to reduced rates of nearsightedness, also known as myopia, in children and adolescents. Myopia is much more common today in the United States and many other countries than it was in the 1970s. In parts of Asia, more than 80 percent of the population is nearsighted. The analysis suggests that more exposure to natural light and/or time spent looking at distant objects may be key factors. The analysis was led by Dr. Justin Sherwin of the University of Cambridge, whose team concluded that for each additional hour spent outdoors per week, the chance of myopia dropped by approximately 2 percent. Nearsighted children spent on average 3.7 fewer hours per week outdoors than those who either had normal vision or were farsighted.
Source: the American Academy of Ophthalmology


3 Responses to “Analysis: More Time Outdoors Reduces Rate Of Myopia in Children”


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