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Myopia, or nearsightedness, has reached epidemic proportions in much of the developed world. Increasingly, researchers are putting the blame on time spent indoors. The analysis, from Australia, of recent epidemiological studies gives some perspective on this, as the Smithsonian reports: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/too-much-tech-could-be-causing-nearsightedness-not-way-you-might-think-180954656/

Of course, there could be no better way to enjoy the benefits that the outdoors provides for your eyes than with a boat beneath you and a paddle in hand.