Researches in China show that at least 40 minutes’ outdoor plays prevent and reduce the level of Children’s short sighted myopia problems. This report was tested and conducted in six schools and received positive results from all of them.
The results were published in medical magazine Jama and stated that all children must combine their short distance eye activities such as reading a book with the long distance ones such as outdoor activities and also need to create a balance between of them.
Experts say that there are no sufficient reason results about myopia which is very common in these days.
The myopia ratio is between 30 and 40 percent especially in Europe and USA. Although there is no significant research about myopia in Turkey but experts say that the ratio could be minimum 25 percent. The eye cannot focus in the normal way and distanced objects seem blurred.
Myopia is a hereditary disease but there are also other factors associated with this problem such as environmental factors, reading a lot of books etc. Experts still carry on some researches in order to prevent myopia and try to figure out that what are the behind reasons of them?
Researchers still try to find out that what can people do in order to prevent myopia during the early ages and what kind of environmental impacts do we have? Dr Mingguang carried a significant researches for 3 years regarding this health problem in 12 primary school. These 12 schools have been divided in a two groups 6 + 6, six of them had a compulsory game lesson at least 40 minutes and other six carried their regular school program.
Furthermore, children were asked to record the attitudes of the game at the end of the week as well.
The myopia amount was less than 2 percent when the students began to the school. The research revealed that in the first group; 259 children had a myopia in 853 Children which is 30 percent and in the second group; 287 children had the same problem from the total number of 726 children (40 percent).
Researches stated that the family factors also considered during this research and the results were quite significant and important as well.