Although advancement in science has made it possible for a person suffering from vision defect to view the world, healthy eye sight is what all desire. Recently, a review conducted on a previous study has found that kids with vision defect tend to spend lesser time in the outer world as compared to their peers.
It is a well known fact that certain habits like reading from near and focusing an object minutely are transferred from one generation to another in a family. These habits cause vision problem among the kids at tender age.
However, if efforts are made in encouraging the kids to play outside in the daylight then these kids can be prevented from suffering from vision impairment. It has been informed by the researchers that the short sightedness is a graver problem in Asia and British.
It has been found that the UV rays of sun can help in preventing short sightedness. The researchers also noted that physical inactivity may also play a vital role in causing short sightedness. While explaining the cause of short sightedness, Prof Paul Foster said, “It might be something to do with relaxing the focusing mechanism in the eye and returning it to normal distance vision, and the wavelengths of light we are exposed to outside could also have an impact”.
It is hoped that the review of the study would help parents in preventing their kids from being affected by the short sightedness. The researchers have criticized the trend of playing video games in the home as a mode of recreation. According to the researchers, the inactive life style not only weakens the eye sight but also makes a child obese.
These days, obesity has become one of the graver problems in the world. There are many kids who are suffering from it in their teens. Therefore, it is necessary for parents to encourage their kids to play outdoors.