Outdoor Activity during Class Recess Reduces Myopia Onset and Progression in School Children – Corrected Proof

Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of outdoor activity during class recess on myopia changes among elementary school students in a suburban area of Taiwan. Design: Prospective, comparative, consecutive, interventional study. Participants: Elementary school students 7 to 11 years of age recruited from 2 nearby schools located in a suburban area of southern Taiwan. Intervention: The children of one school participated in the interventions, whereas those from the other school served as the control group. The interventions consisted of performing a recess outside the classroom (ROC) program that encouraged children to go outside for outdoor (Read more...)

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