Can environment impact myopia development?
The potential impact of environmental factors on health has risen in importance as our understanding has developed in recent years. Our eyes are not immune to this potential impact. One 2019 paper commented that the "eye is the most vulnerable organ to atmospheric and environmental insults" as it listed a host of factors which could affect the eyes, including pollutants, chemicals, humidity, and UV radiation.
We have also highlighted in other articles how factors such as screen time or time spe