Ip, Jenny M; Saw, Seang-Mei; Rose, Kathryn A; Morgan, Ian; Kifley, Annette; Wang, Jie Jin; Mitchell, Paul
PURPOSE. To examine the association of time spent in near work and reading with spherical equivalent refraction (SER) in a population-based sample of 12-year-old Australian schoolchildren. METHODS. Data on the time spent in near-work or outdoor activities per week and estimates for the duration of continuous reading and reading distances, were collected in questionnaires (2353 participants, 75.3% response) in the Sydney Myopia Study between 2004 and 2005; 2339 children underwent a comprehensive...[Show more]
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