Unfortunately myopia is beginning to be more and more common in young people. Some of the reasons could be:
Computer Stress Symptom, obviously is from an increased usage of computers, videos, and smart phones. Your eyes are focusing for hours at a time on near objects, and your eyes are not getting any relief by looking at far objects. Your eyes get very very tense from staring for long periods of time. And your muscles are not getting the relief from looking away at far objects. And, your blink rate decreases, causing more harm.
(Myopia or nearsightedness is a condition where objects up close appear clearly, while objects far away appear blurry. With myopia, light comes to focus in front of the retina instead of on the retina. Check this article on the different refractive errors.)
If you are an avid smart phone user, you may want to make some changes. There ARE some steps you can take to help decrease your risk of myopia.
1st: There are two vitamins that you need to be getting, these are vitamin C and vitamin D.
There are many foods you can get vitamin C from, such as citrus fruit, also peppers, and salad foods, these all offer vitamin C.
Vitamin D source: Check the table at the end of this post from the National Institute Of Health:
And, the RebuildYourVision Program has a special formulated Ocu-Plus Formula. This has vitamins C and 16 more essential nutrients that are specifically formulated for your eyes.
And!!! Take a break from looking at the screen. Every 10 or 15 minutes, look at something that is 10 to 15 feet and give your eyes a break!