More Time Outdoors May Reduce Kids' Risk for Nearsightedness, Research Suggests

ScienceDaily — A new analysis of recent eye health studies shows that more time spent outdoors is related to reduced rates of nearsightedness, also known as myopia, in children and adolescents. Myopia is much more common today in the United States and many other countries than it was in the 1970s. In parts of Asia, more than 80 percent of the population is nearsighted. The analysis suggests that more exposure to natural light and/or time spent looking at distant objects may be key factors.

Computer work

It’s important to take frequent breaks from computer work and look far away every 15 minutes for at least one to two minutes. When we work in front of a computer, our blink rate also goes down and the eyes can get dry.  Remember to blink often and take frequent distant breaks and refocus!