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Being outdoors delays the onset of Myopia

This article reviews the evidence for preventing myopia (near-sightedness or when one can’t see far objects clearly).  The article concludes by saying that the best method to prevent myopia is to spend as much time as possible outdoors.  This probably works because it delays the maturation of the retina.  Things that don’t works as well are drugs, eye exercises, certain types of prescription glasses the don’t blur the peripheral vision and physical exercise.

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