A strong case for telling children to go outside and play.
There are many health benefits to kids playing outdoors, not the least of which is preventing myopia.
Kids need to play outside for a number of reasons, but there may even be benefit for their eyes. Here's how sunlight helps prevent nearsightedness, or myopia.
Short-sightedness is a growing public health problem. Luckily, scientists are starting to find solutions.
Genes are important in predicting the risk of myopia, but they alone cannot explain the epidemic.
Bright light outdoors stimulates the release of the retinal transmitter, dopamine, which has a protective effect.
Myopia, or short-sightedness, is a condition in which distant objects appear blurred, but closer objects can usually be seen in sharp focus.
Insight into the eye.
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