Outdoor Activity and Myopia in Singapore Teenage Children

  • 5% of the children were found to have myopia, 4.6% were hypermetropic.

  • Children with myopia were found to participate in significantly less time for total outdoor activities

  • The playing of outdoor sports was also associated with a reduced prevalence of myopia.

This article was identified as a reference for a VII-commissioned systematic review on the Impact of URE on Children.

Publication date

December 7, 2016


British Journal of Ophthalmology


Dirani M, Tong L, Gazzard G, Zhang X, Chia A, Young TL, Rose KA, Mitchell P and Saw S-M.
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