‘A Doozy of a Year’: Experts Worry Screen Time During Covid-19 Could Increase Vision Problems in Kids

February 22, 2021

(STAT News) – A recent study published in JAMA Ophthalmology of over 120,000 children in China found that the prevalence of myopia increased up to three times in children aged 6 to 8 in 2020 compared to the previous five years. Rates of myopia, already the most common eye condition worldwide, have been increasing steadily for several decades. By some estimates, nearly half of the global population will be myopic by 2050.