Here's how you can predict nearsightedness in kids

 A new study has identified a single test that can predict which kids will become nearsighted by the eighth grade.

Can daylight in schools protect eyesight of kids?

A century-old belief that high daylight levels in schools could prevent short sight or myopia may be true even today, suggests a study.

Is being cooped up in school cause of Myopia 'epidemic'?

Myopia, or short-sightedness, has assumed 'epidemic' proportions in the last 30 years, with some countries reporting prevalence of 80-90 percent - and the reason could simply be lack of adequate light in classrooms.

Poor vision more common in China's well-off kids: Study

A study involving 20,000 children in China said Thursday that poor kids are far less likely to be nearsighted than their wealthier peers.

Myopia increases with higher education: Study

Washington: A new study has revealed that that attaining a higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness, or myopia.

According to German researchers, environmental factors may outweigh genetics in myopia development and suggested that students should spend time outdoors.

Study links nearsightedness to higher education

A new study has revealed that attaining higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness or myopia.

Smartphones cause rise in myopia: Surgeon

If smartphones have made our lives easier, there is a flip side too -- they cause vision impairment, says a leading laser eye surgeon.

Gene mutations behind Myopia identified

Mutations in a gene that helps regulate copper and oxygen levels in eye tissue are associated with a severe form of nearsightedness, according to a study at Duke Medicine.

Spending time outdoors could reduce risk of nearsightedness in kids

Two new studies add to the growing evidence that nearsightedness in children could be prevented or minimized by spending time outdoors.

24 new genes behind short-sightedness identified

Scientists have discovered 24 new genes that cause refractive errors and myopia (short-sightedness).

Digital boom means boom in kids with poor eyes too

With increasing access to computers, smart phones, 3D television, ipads and numerous other gadgets, childhood myopia has become a huge risk for urban children, say experts.

Specialty contact lenses may offer myopia cure

Nearsightedness, or myopia, begins in childhood and often progresses with age.

Children should spend time outdoors to prevent myopia

Children who regularly play outdoors develop good eyesight with advancing age, a study has found.

Asian school dropouts suffering from eye problems: Study

Up to 90 percent of school dropouts in major Asian cities suffer from myopia or short-sightedness.

Remain outdoors to reduce nearsightedness

More time spent outdoors is likely to stave off the risk of nearsightedness.

Gene that leads to myopia identified

Scientists have identified a gene whose mutation leads to myopia or nearsightedness.

Special contact lens can correct myopia

Myopia in kids can be slowed by wearing these special contact lenses.

Gene discovery could pave way for nearsightedness treatments

The discovery could aid scientists to come up with new treatments for nearsightedness or myopia.

Gene discovery could pave way for nearsightedness treatments

The discovery could aid scientists to come up with new treatments for nearsightedness or myopia.

Gene that causes myopia discovered

Scientists have found a gene
responsible for myopia or nearsightedness.