Screens vs Genes – Cause of Short Sightedness?

New research from optometrists predict nearly half the world’s population will be near-sighted by 2050, with increased screen time named a contributing factor.

Though scientists believe genetics plays a role in short-sightedness, its prevalence has risen in recent decades likely due to the role technology plays in our lives.   


Image: Image Credit: Daniel Frank / Pexels

Produced By: Toni Pankaluic

Featured In Story: Professor Isabelle Jalbert – UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science

First aired on The Wire, Monday 15 January 2024

Monday 15th of January, 2024

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