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Sunlight May Help Prevent Nearsightedness

Sunlight helps to prevent myopia

A recent study is showing that people who spend more time outdoors in the sunlight have a smaller chance of developing myopia or nearsightedness. The study says that people who do not get enough sunlight may cause their eyes to reshape involuntarily  and impair their vision.

Another fact from the research states that 25% of children ages 14-19 are more likely to develop myopia because they do not get enough exposure to sunlight.

So, while spending more time in the sunlight is good for your eyes, there are also concerns for over exposure to sunlight leading to skin cancer and cataracts. Make sure you're consulting your eye doctor regarding the right amount of daily sunlight that is healthy for your eyes.

Phenix City, we're here to help. We'd love to answer your questions and help you maintain your eye health. Talk with us soon!


image credit: Ken Teegardin on flickr

Monday, January 30, 2017 written by Gordy EyeCare Team
Categories:  Industry News