Hyderabad, November 9, 2018: The theme this year for Children’s Eye Care Week at L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is 'Less screen time, more outdoor activities for better child eye health'. As part of Children’s Eye Care Week (November 11–16), LVPEI is organizing several activities to raise awareness on children’s eye health.
Experts are concerned about growing levels of short-sightedness (Myopia) in children and are of the view that it is rampant due to lack of natural light. As children are hooked to their screens for longer hours, there is increasing concern about potential harm to their visual development. “With the increase in the prevalence of myopia in the last few decades and being associated with sight threatening ocular diseases in later life, myopia has become an important global health problem. It is estimated that about half of the entire world’s population (5 billion) will be...Read More