Myopia: WHO World Vision Report

Myopia (near-sightedness): Increased time spent indoors  and increased “near work” activities are leading to more people suffering from myopia. Increased outdoor time can reduce this risk.

For more information about the report please see:

https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/08-10-2019-who-launches-first-world-report-on-vision

 

Image credit: (Craig Chivers/CBC)

Prescription to slow worsening myopia in Canadian kids? Head outdoors

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/myopia-children-1.4627366

Too much screen time linked to an epidemic of myopia among young people

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-02-screen-linked-epidemic-myopia-young.html

The Associations between Near Visual Activity and Incident Myopia in Children

https://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(17)33464-4/fulltext

Myopia Prevention and Outdoor Light Intensity in a School-Based Cluster Randomized Trial.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30745305