Cutting-edge research may help prevent and improve nearsightedness

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    Abstract

    When you read could impact your vision.
    Reading in the morning may promote the development of nearsightedness faster than reading in the evening, according to new researcher. Scientists in Adelaide, Australia, examined a dozen young adults to determine whether reading-like conditions impacted the eye differently depending on the time of day.

    “Our results show that changes in the length of the eye in response to visual blur, which causes myopia, are dependent on the time of the day. As a result, scheduling intensive reading activities in the evening, along with frequent breaks for distance viewing may prevent the development of myopia in school children, particularly the ones that are at risk of developing myopia due to excessive near work,” said first author Ranjay Chakraborty, PhD, Flinders University.
    Original languageEnglish
    TypeSelected as one of the three abstracts for news release on Advances in Myopia Research.
    Media of outputPress release
    PublisherThe Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
    Place of PublicationHonolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2018

    Keywords

    • nearsightedness
    • myopia
    • reading

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