06 Jun '11, 5pm

Want To Keep Your Eyesight? Study Shows Getting More Sunshine Is Key Factor

About two years ago, I was at a conference and one of the presenters brought up her idea that a significant cause of nearsightedness is the fact that so many of us spend most of the time indoors staring at computer screens, or in confined enough urban spaces that we don't keep our eyes practiced at looking far into the distance. Turns out, she wasn't too far off, though getting out in the open more is less about using our eyes for watching the distance and more about getting some sunlight. New research shows that if we want to prevent nearsightedness, we need to get outside into the sun.

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