Posts Tagged ‘myopia’

Exposure to daylight may prevent myopia

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

A lack of exposure to sunlight, rather than watching too much television or playing computer games, causes myopia in children, a new study has claimed.

Researchers in Australia have reported that children need to spend at least two to three hours a day outside in direct sunlight to avoid becoming short-sighted.

The results of the study from the Australia Research Council found that exposure to bright light can help regulate the growth of the eyeball during childhood, significantly lowering the risk of myopia. (more…)