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Reducing the incidence of myopia in young children


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Are you concerned about your child’s eyesight? With the increased rate of myopia worldwide and its growing prevalence among children, you should be.

Fortunately, there is a simple, yet effective way to help prevent the onset and progression of myopia – get outside! As WebMD recently reported, Chinese researchers concluded a three-year study in which young, school-aged children were given an extra 40 minutes per day of outside activities. They were also encouraged to spend more time outside after school and on weekends. At the end of the three years, the group with the extra outdoor time had an incidence of myopia nearly 25% less than the control group.

So get your children outside today (but don’t forget your sunglasses).

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