Home Health Lockdown screen time sees rise in short-sightedness

Lockdown screen time sees rise in short-sightedness

Optometrists throughout the nation say they’re diagnosing increased numbers of kids with short-sightedness (myopia) for the reason that begin of the pandemic.

They put this right down to much less time spent exterior as a consequence of Covid restrictions, extra time spent on screens, and a drop-off in numbers of eye exams carried out throughout the pandemic.

The College of Optometrists is looking for folks to get youngsters taking part in exterior for 2 hours a day, that is confirmed to stop or cease the event of myopia; and to take their youngsters for eye exams.

They’re additionally asking for extra funding for analysis in the UK inhabitants into the impression of the pandemic on youngsters’s eyesight.

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