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Study Warns: Excessive Screen Time Links to Myopia in Young People

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The Lancet Digital Health. ADVERTISEMENT Study authors poured over more than 3,000 studies investigating links between smart device use and myopia.

The age groups in the studies ranged from 3 months to 33 years old.After analyzing and calculating statistics from the studies, the authors came to a similar conclusion.

They found that excessive screen time, such as staring at smartphones, can raise myopia risk by 30%. When taking into account computer use, the risk increases to about 80%.With more children spending time at home during the pandemic, the research comes at a critical time.

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