Children’s viewing behavior with mobile devices may affect myopia development

The distance at which a child views content on a mobile phone may have an effect on their risk for developing myopia over time, according to a speaker at the virtual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting.
“Children using mobile electronic devices employ nearer viewing distances than those often reported in adults, which would make them prone to myopia due to chronic hyperopic defocus,” Renfeng Xu, MD, PhD, said.
Two hypotheses for the cause of myopia include high near work, such as reading a book or looking at (Read more...)

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