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Millions of Children Face Becoming Short-Sighted, Going Blind

Millions of Children Face Becoming Short-Sighted, Going Blind

Children's Health, NEWS
* They spend less than 90 minutes daily outdoors in natural light  Millions of children are at risk of long-term eye damage because they’re failing to spend enough time outside in natural light, a leading expert has warned. David Allamby, an ophthalmologist and director of London’s Focus Clinic, claims a lack of sunlight is leaving youngsters at risk of short-sightedness. Soaking up sun prevents the condition, meaning those who stay indoors playing on their phones risk myopia – which can eventually cause blindness. His warning comes days after shocking data published by the Office for National Statistics, which revealed children spend just 16 minutes outdoors each day. Allamby advised parents should ensure their screen-addicted children spend at least 90 minutes outside each