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Increased Screen Time Linked to More Cases of Early Nearsightedness

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Increased Screen Time Linked to More Cases of Early Nearsightedness

Have you noticed more and more of your students wearing glasses? The cause is likely, in part, caused by the technology they love.

Several factors can lead to nearsightedness, also known as myopia, according to a panel of US ophthalmology experts.  The factors that may be raising children’s risk for developing myopia include too much time in front of a computer screen, a lack of time outside, and the use of other technological devices.

Myopia in Americans has doubled over the last 50 years. Experts suspect that focusing on items close to the eyes and a lack of natural light are the biggest contributors.

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