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Children’s Vision Worsened During the Pandemic

Doctors are reporting a disturbing trend of children having significantly worse vision post-pandemic, and the cause is believed to be the rise in screen time use during the lockdown.

“We know that focusing up close and not being outside has increased the rate of myopia,” Julia A. Haller, the ophthalmologist-in-chief at Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, told the Wall Street Journal, referring to the uptick in reports of nearsightedness in minors. “There’s been a huge impact from the pandemic.”

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