Seeing Clearly: Kids and the Great Outdoors
Nearsightedness in children is a major problem in some areas of the world. But there may be a simple solution.
A Recess for the Eyes
A lot of kids look forward to recess during school. While spending more time in the great outdoors can allow kids to release that extra energy and give their brains a break, it might also help keep their vision strong and healthy.
Preserving Little Eyes a Little Longer
Children's eyes continue to undergo changes as they grow, often worsening if they are nearsighted. But there may be a way to slow that downhill trend for certain kids.
Seeing the World with New Eyes
An inexpensive drug has been shown to benefit premature infants born with retinopathy (the uncontrolled growth of blood vessels in the retinas, which can lead to scarring and retinal detachment).