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Are our screens to blame for increasing prevalence of nearsightedness? A local expert advises

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"Any sustained near vision tasks performed closer than 20cm" should be reduced especially while your child is very young. (ljubaphoto/Getty Images)
"Any sustained near vision tasks performed closer than 20cm" should be reduced especially while your child is very young. (ljubaphoto/Getty Images)

It's been predicted that, by 2030, nearly half of the world's population, about 3.361 billion people, will be myopic or nearsighted.

A projection that isn't too far off, given that currently 34% of people live with the condition, and increasingly children are being diagnosed at younger ages than before.

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