Kids Who Spend More Time Outdoors May Have Less Risk for Nearsightedness

Kids Who Spend More Time Outdoors May Have Less Risk for Nearsightedness November 2011 — Telling your kids to go out and play may actually help their vision, according to a recent analysis of studies involving 10,400 children. Led by Dr. Justin Sherwin of the University of Cambridge, the analysis found that for each additional hour spent outdoors per week, the chance of myopia fell by about 2 percent.