Electronic devices are not, in and of themselves, a source of visual problems. Using these devices inappropriately can interfere with the natural development of the eye, as well as reading and learning skills.
The impact of using electronic devices is critical during the first years of life, both visually and on the cognitive and social development of the child.
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Myopia is usually a lifelong condition.
Researchers are still uncovering how modern lifestyles may be causing this increase.
Children’s increased screen time, exacerbated by remote learning during COVID-19, is directly contributing to increases in childhood myopia.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in children spending more time on digital devices, which may have a long-term impact on their vision, including the risk of myopia.
One-third of adults report deriorating eyesight since the pandemic began.
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With online learning, children are staring at computer screens for more hours each day.
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With online learning and social distancing, kids are spending more time staring at screens and less time outdoors. That can put them at higher risk of myopia and serious eye problems in the future.
Part of the cause of short-sightedness is also in our genes.
Too much studying and staying indoors are more likely to blame for the rise in the number of children with myopia, or short-sightedness.
Vision is the most important source of information on which driving conduct is based. Poor vision of drivers has been found to be the cause of many accidents.
When you head out onto the road, there’s always a chance that you might encounter a driver who has a vision problem, putting his or her driving at risk. Regulations need to change.
Children report being at their happiest when playing outside.
Adults must let go of their fears of injury and kidnapping. Children need free outdoor play to build physical immunity, psychological health, executive functioning and social skills.
Today’s young people don’t play outside as much as their predecessors and are heavy users of electronics.
Myopia is a major risk factor for serious eye diseases. It has become epidemic among children, particularly because of their heavy use of electronic devices.
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.
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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.
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