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Children’s Myopia

Eye Testing

Eye Testing

There is an epidemic of short-sightedness in children worldwide.

Could this rise of Myopia be a result of children spending less time outside?

A study conducted by the  University of Technology Sydney, ‘The Sydney Myopia Study’ aims to pinpoint what  environmental conditions are causing so many children’s eyes to grow abnormally, resulting in distance vision being blurred. This condition was previously considered a genetic disorder but the rate of its increase is causing practitioners’ to look beyond genetics. This investigative piece that aired on Catalyst last week draws us closer to  this problem and highlights the relationship between children spending less time outdoors and short-sightedness.

-Hollie Hemsworth

 

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