Covid Lockdown and Child Myopia

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Yeah I think that too but you have to do outdoor activities in your free time

The international team from the United States and China finds the rates of myopia, or near-sightedness, among young children is three times higher during the pandemic than in the previous five years. Researchers examined over 123,000 children between six and 13 years-old during the global health emergency. Results reveal a “substantial” uptick in near-sighted cases among children between six and eight years-old.

When is mainstream medicine going to stop claiming it’s all genetic and saying environment doesn’t make any difference at all?

Study authors say they’re finding more and more evidence in recent years that spending less time outdoors can lead to someone’s eyes becoming myopic. Additionally, the amount of time and intensity of work, especially involving digital screens, also plays a role in declining vision.

Bad news.

Previous studies point to the growing use of smartphones, computers, and other digital devices as playing a central part in failing eye health, especially among children. Even before the pandemic and the switch to remote learning, one report discovered the rate of teens needing glasses nearly doubled from 2012 to 2018.

More bad news.

The results uncovered a stunning spike in near-sightedness among the youngest children in the study. From 2015 through 2019, researchers only diagnosed 5.7 percent of six-year-olds with myopia by 2019. The 2020 findings show 21.5 percent of six-year-olds are now myopic. Moreover, 26.2 percent of seven-year-olds and 37.2 percent of eight-year-olds also displayed poorer vision.

At what point do people say “enough is enough?”

Yeah. If such an effect could be blamed on foreigners or a minority, it would officially be “terrorism.”

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