Nearsightedness, also called myopia, is the most common abnormalities related to eyes.  It is becoming more common, The National Eye Institute (NEI) revealed that in people aged 12 – 54 Myopia was present in 25% of Americans.  By 2004 it was present in 41.6% of people.

90% of youths in China youths aged 17 – 19 are nearsighted.

Researcher Ian Morgan suggests the problem stems from “too little time outdoors.”

Two new studies add to the growing evidence that spending time outdoors may help prevent or minimize nearsightedness in children. A study conducted in Taiwan, which is the first to use an educational policy as a public vision health intervention, finds that when children are required to spend recess time outdoors, their risk of nearsightedness is reduced.

Sciencedaily.com: Outdoor recess time can reduce the risk of nearsightedness in children

Another reason to spend more time enjoying the beauty of the outdoors!

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