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Playing Outside is Good for Children’s Eyes

by Savitha C Muppala on August 4, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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 Playing Outside is Good for Children’s Eyes

Playing outdoors is important for children as it brings a host of benefits. The latest in this goody bag is its positive impact on children's eyesight.

Playing outside improves all round health for children and boosts their stamina. Researchers have also said that the risk of developing myopia is reduced if the child plays outdoors regularly.

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"We're still not sure why being outdoors is good for children's eyes, but given the other health benefits that we know about we would encourage children to spend plenty of time outside, although of course parents will still need to follow advice regarding UV exposure. There is now a need to carry out further studies investigating how much time outside is needed to protect against short-sightedness, what age the protective effect of spending time outside is most marked and how the protective effect actually works, so that we can try and reduce the number of children who become short-sighted," researchers said.



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