Sunlight helping to repair eyes?
A a group of researchers presented their results for their recent study at the American Academy of Optometry annual meeting, ncluding some of their early findings from studies looking at what happens to the pupil after visible light exposure.
This data and other studies will help Mutti develop sturdy methodologies that he hopes can ultimately be used in large scale clinical trials and help get the answers that so many scientists and parents would like to know.
“I think the research we are doing now will help us finally solve the mystery of the outdoor effect, and maybe help some people avoid a lifetime of wearing glasses,” said Mutti. “In the meantime, I tell parents don’t worry about reading, get their kids outside, but don’t forget sunglasses and sunscreen.”