7 Habits to Prevent the Progression of Myopia in Children

The Myopia Society Japan recommends the following 7 habits to prevent the progression of myopia in children.

POINT01
Try to go outside at least 2 hours every day if possible.

POINT02
Go outside as much as possible during recess at school.

POINT03
Read with a book positioned at least 30 cm away.

POINT04
Read while sitting up straight and using good posture.
Make sure that the book is straight in front of you and not leaning toward either the right or left side.

POINT05
When reading, using a smart phone, playing video games, or doing other near work, take a 5-10 minute break every hour. Try looking out the window or going outside to take a break.

POINT06
Make a habit of going to bed and waking up early.

POINT07
Visit your eye doctor regularly for checkups.

Contents

  • About Myopia Society Japan
  • Governing Board
  • Definition and Diagnosis
  • 7 Habits to Prevent the Progression of Myopia in Children