The number of nearsighted kids is soaring – and screen time isn’t the only factor

When her oldest child came home from school and said vision screening had revealed he would need bifocals, Kailey Welch was shocked. He was only 12.

Sure, she wore prescription lenses herself, but she didn’t start until she was well into adulthood. To her greater surprise, three of Welch’s seven other children also have needed glasses. Today, the four oldest of the eight children in her blended family must wear glasses for up-close work.

The likely reason, according to her doctor: devices, both at home and at school.

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