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Increasing screen-time could be to blame for alarming pandemic

It’s feared one in two people could end up short-sighted by the year 2050 due to increasing time spent in front of screens.

Myopia Awareness Week is being piloted in NSW this week to alert people to an alarming increase in cases.

The Brien Holden Institute’s Professor Kovin Naidoo tells Alan Jones genetics play a role, but environmental factors are also to blame.

“It’s not just what we would conventionally call book work, as in doing homework.

“But also our kids are now – we’re in a digital age, we’re spending more time on the laptop, kids are spending more time indoors.”

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