Increasing numbers of school kids are making by spending too much time on their 16, themselves short-sighted rather than going enough SMARTPHONES are currently destroying our sight by inducing our eyeballs to grow for more than they should, an expert has claimed.
More people have myopia (short-sightedness) today than ten years back, based on eye health expert Andrew Bastawrous, who stated the amount of time spent staring at screens may be to blame.
This happens when the eyes grow a little too long.
The light rays focus in front of the retina, leading to distant objects.
“The first theory for this is that people do a more near-plane reading activity with smartphones that are encouraging the eye to become myopic to meet that environmental requirement,” Bastawrous told Wired.
“There is also evidence that suggests that this is happening too fast for this to be purely an environmental or environmental reaction.
He added that in certain instances like Singapore, more than 90 percent of students are leaving school short-sighted.
It follows warnings that British children face a life of wearing specs since they do not go outside enough.