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Playing outside can save your child's eyesight: Not enough time spent outdoors is creating an 'epidemic' of eye conditions

Posted by Heather Campbell on

Rate of short-sightedness among young people has doubled in 50 years This is being blamed in part on a lack of daylight 'Not having enough may cause the eye to grow in an uncontrolled manner' Hours glued to TV screens and electronic devices and not enough time spent outdoors is creating an 'epidemic' of eye conditions among children and teenagers, according to growing body of evidence. It used to be thought that your chances of being short-sighted were largely down to genetics - now it seems children's lifestyles can play a key role. The latest study published by Ulster University...

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