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All about myopia: post 1
Myopia (near-sightedness) is on the rise. In the 1970’s, around 25% of Americans were myopic. Now, that statistic has risen to about 42%. While genetics plays a role, other factors seem to contribute. Studies have shown that children that spend more time outdoors seem to have have less near-sightedness that their counterparts.
Check out this link to allaboutvision.com to see a summary of these studies.
-Dr. Rachel Merriman