The modern rise in myopia mirrored a trend for children in many countries to spend more time engaged in reading, studying or — more recently — glued to computer and smartphone screens. This is particularly the case in East Asian countries, where the high value placed on educational performance is driving children to spend longer in school and on their studies.

Based on epidemiological studies, Ian Morgan, a myopia researcher at the Australian National University in Canberra, estimates that children need to spend around three hours per day under light levels of at least 10,000 lux to be protected against myopia.
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Keep Myopia away, go outdoors and play! Our eyes are precious, we must take good care of them.

Outdoor Activities

  • We teach good health practices such as ‘Keep Myopia Away, Go Outdoors and Play!’
  • Children enjoy outdoor play once every week.
  • Children get to release their energy in a positive way!
  • Their motor skills are improved.
  • Children take note of safety when they are playing outdoors.
  • They help to look out for each other – developing alertness, cautiousness, and care for their friends.

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References:

http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/posters/record-details/32c21f29-115c-11e3-83d5-0050568939ad

http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/122-a12/

http://www.nature.com/news/the-myopia-boom-1.17120?WT.mc_id=TWT_NatureNews

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3058078/Playing-outside-save-child-s-eyesight-Not-time-outdoors-causing-eye-conditions-young-people.html

http://www.optometry.co.uk/news-and-features/news/?article=7153

http://www.edgefieldpri.moe.edu.sg/cos/o.x?c=/wbn/pagetree&func=view&rid=89629

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