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Increased Time Outdoors Is Followed by Reversal of the Long-Term Trend to Reduced Visual Acuity in Taiwan Primary School Students

Wu, Pei-Chang; Chen, Chueh-Tan; Chang, Li-Chun; Niu, Yu-Zhen; Chen, Min-Li; Liao, Li-Ling; Rose, Kathryn A.; Morgan, Ian


Purpose: To investigate the change in the prevalence of reduced visual acuity (VA) in Taiwanese school children after a policy intervention promoting increased time outdoors. Design: Prospective cohort study based on the Taiwan School Student Visual Acuity Screen (TSVAS) by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. Participants: All school children from grades 1 through 6 were enrolled in the TSVAS from 2001 through 2015. Methods: The TSVAS requires each school in Taiwan to perform measurements of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020-11
Type: Journal article
Source: Ophthalmology
DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2020.01.054
Access Rights: Open Access


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