Opticians warn of increasing myopia in children due to online learning

Angie Tan

A girl attends online classes while at home during the movement control order. Opticians say the increased screen time for young children is driving up cases of myopia and ask parents to limit children’s access to electronic devices. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 22, 2021.

MYOPIA in an increasing number of school children is one of the consequences of prolonged online classes due to the Covid-19 pandemic, opticians said.

This, they said, is reflected in a higher volume of school children coming to them for glasses during the past 12 months.

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