A new study has blamed increased screen time and decreased time outdoors for a ‘myopia boom’ among local children. Photo: Winson Wong A new study has blamed increased screen time and decreased time outdoors for a ‘myopia boom’ among local children. Photo: Winson Wong
A new study has blamed increased screen time and decreased time outdoors for a ‘myopia boom’ among local children. Photo: Winson Wong

Coronavirus pandemic contributing to ‘myopia boom’ among Hong Kong children, study finds

  • More time spent on screens and less spent outdoors is contributing to higher rates of nearsightedness, Chinese University researchers say
  • Study also finds incidence rate of myopia may be 2½ times higher amid pandemic, with cases progressing twice as quickly

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A new study has blamed increased screen time and decreased time outdoors for a ‘myopia boom’ among local children. Photo: Winson Wong A new study has blamed increased screen time and decreased time outdoors for a ‘myopia boom’ among local children. Photo: Winson Wong
A new study has blamed increased screen time and decreased time outdoors for a ‘myopia boom’ among local children. Photo: Winson Wong
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