PREVENT Nearsightedness in Kids!

The Los Angeles Times Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (2/13, Mascarelli) reported, “Eye experts increasingly believe that time spent outdoors could reduce the likelihood that children will develop myopia, or nearsightedness, a condition in which distance vision is blurred.” In fact, “a recent study found that in Americans ages 12 to 54, the prevalence of myopia increased 66% between 1970 and 2000.” While “myopia has a strong genetic component, genes alone cannot explain these increases.” Experts theorize that young eyes may need exposure to outdoor light or to objects in the distance to avoid myopia.   (From AOA)

By Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, Colorado Optometrist in Vision Therapy

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