Length Of Time Outdoors Linked To Kids' Lower Nearsightedness Risk
[Source: Medical News Today]
The longer children and adolescents spend outdoors the lower their risk is of developing myopia (nearsightedness), researchers from the University of Cambridge, England reported at the 115th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Orlando, Florida. The study was led by Dr. Justin Sherwin and presented by Dr. Anthony Khawaja. Khawaja explained that nearsightedness is much more prevalent in America today than it was thirty or forty years ago. In some regions of Asia over four-firths of the population has myopia.
This latest analysis appears to show that the amount of time children and teenagers are exposed to natural light, as well as how long they spend looking at far-away objects impact on their quality of vision.
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