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Eye-opening Study Links Outdoor Play to Staving Off Short-sightedness

Eye-opening Study Links Outdoor Play to Staving Off Short-sightedness
Irish children who spend more time outdoors during daylight hours are less likely to be short-sighted, say scientists.

The Ireland Eye Study, carried out by researchers at Technological University Dublin, recommends that children spend at least two hours every day outdoors in daylight to combat a global increase in short-sightedness. The first study of its kind to be carried out in Ireland, it confirms that short-sightedness — once believed to be a genetic condition — is influenced by a person’s environment.
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