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Spending Time Outdoors May Minimize Nearsightedness In Children

July 16th, 2013

best friendsA recent article in Eyeworld Magazine (published by The American Society of Cataracts and Refractive Surgery) discusses two different studies conducted in Taiwan and Denmark that have found that a child’s risk of developing nearsightedness was reduced if they spent more of their time outdoors.  The Taiwan study compared myopia rates in two groups of children in a control school from 2009 to 2010.  One group spent 80 minutes per day outdoors while the second group did not have an outdoor recess.  

You can read the results of this study on the Eyeworld Magazine Website ……..

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