Outdoor Life ‘reduces myopia’

A recent paper presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology reported that time spent outdoors reduced the likelyhood of children developing short sight.

Analysing the results from 10,000 children and adolecents, it was shown that for every additional hour spent ourdoors, the chance of developing short sight reduced by 2.7%

A similar Chinese study of children who are already short sighted, showed that those who spent less time at close work and more time outdoors, had a significantly reduced increase in their myopia over a 2 year period.