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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused people of all ages to cancel or delay routine eye care, raising red flags among eye care professionals.
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.
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.
Genes are important in predicting the risk of myopia, but they alone cannot explain the epidemic.