New Report Finds China's Optical Industry Is Creating Blurry Future For World's Most Populous Nation
The China Center for Health Development report is a signal that the country's optical industry must improve its quality and professional standards in order to address a vision problem within its population that is expected only to continue growing.
The good news is that myopia can be corrected by a trained eye doctor prescribing eyeglasses, contact lenses or laser surgery. Also, we can change behavior to modify the risks that modern lifestyles put on our vision.
Soaring nearsightedness -- driven by staring at computer screens -- "is a true global health crisis."
Earlier-born children are thought to sometimes get more attention from their parents, presumably because their parents are less busy with other children. And that extra attention may be harming first-borns in an unexpected way.
Regardless of our age or how many digital devices we have, World Sight Day is a good reminder to make that eye exam appointment you've been putting off and take care of your eyes. They're the only pair you've got.
Global energy consumption is on a path to grow 30-50 percent over the next 25 years, bringing with it, in many countries, increased local air pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and oil consumption, as well as higher energy prices.
I'm a librarian. A reader. I identify as a four-eyed person. I've always worn glasses. I got my first pair in the second grade. It was a miracle! The blurry world I'd inhabited all my life suddenly came into focus.
Researchers also looked at 45 genetic markers associated with nearsightedness, but found that education levels were a much
It is not remarkable that Hubert Sagnières' vision is clear. After all, he is CEO of Essilor, the world's largest producer of eyeglass lenses. What is remarkable is the discipline with which Sagnières keeps various societal, business, and individual efforts all focused on the mission of improved vision and in their own boxes at the same time.
The researchers presented their findings at the annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology on Monday. Myopia