More Evidence That Outdoor Time May Help Prevent Nearsightedness

Source: Medscape

Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Medical Studies


Kids who spend more time outdoors and who play sports are less likely to be near-sighted, according to a recent study in a large, diverse group of urban 6-year-olds. “Lifestyle in early youth is very much associated with onset of myopia,” Dr. Caroline Klaver of Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam told Reuters Health in an email interview. “Not being outside, and performing lots of near work will increase risk a lot.”

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