Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The sun is the best optometrist

The longest day of the year is a great time to remind parents - if you want to reduce the likelihood of nearsightedness in your child, outdoor time is ideal. We wrote about this last year in the New York Times. The tendency toward myopia is genetic, but actually becoming nearsighted depends on environmental factors. Turns out, it's not near work, such as reading at close distances. So...if he wants to read, let him do it outside!