Outdoor Recess Time Can Reduce the Risk of Nearsightedness in Children, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Study
5/2/2013 7:35:02 AM
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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. A separate study in Danish children is the first to show a direct correlation between seasonal fluctuations in daylight, eye growth and the rate of nearsightedness progression.
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