With colder temperatures approaching (or depending where you live, already arriving), it’s easy to rationalize staying indoors and hiding out until spring. But it is important to still spend time outdoors, not just for the sake of saying you left the house, but for your overall health—including your eyesight and for the prevention of conditions, such as myopia.
Wait, what is myopia?
Myopia, a common vision condition also known as nearsightedness, is due to individuals having elongated eyes that cause light to fall short of the retina. People suffering from myopia can see close objects clearly, but struggle to see objects in the distance. This condition has become much more prevalent with the rise of advanced technology, which is especially relevant to young generations. A recent study shows that the epidemic of myopia could be related to the amount of screen-time and extended periods of reading that young people are engaging in.
But, alternatively, a Canadian study also shows that spending time outside can help in the prevention of myopia, especially in young people.
Wondering what you can do outside, besides raking leaves or shovelling snow? FYidoctors has you covered with a list of outdoor fall activities!
Outdoor autumn activities
Outdoor winter activities
Keep these activities in mind when deciding what fun activities you want to do on the weekend throughout the colder seasons. Spending more time outside is beneficial to your vision, as well as your overall health!
Interested in other ways to improve your vision health? Check out our blogs at FYidoctors.com.