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Why A Lot of Asian Kids Wear Glasses

All those long hours studying make Asian kids really good at school, but that academic accomplishment comes at a steep price - ophthalmically speaking:

Up to 90% of school leavers in major Asian cities are suffering from myopia - short-sightedness - a study suggests.

Researchers say the "extraordinary rise" in the problem is being caused by students working very hard in school and missing out on outdoor light.

The scientists told the Lancet that up to one in five of these students could experience severe visual impairment and even blindness.

BBC's science reporter Matt McGrath has the report:Link

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I'd say it was the character complexity and font size. Go pick up a copy of and asian textbook, or better yet a copy of hobby japan, it's in maybe a 4pt font and the characters of most asian languages are not very kind to being legible in a tiny font. If you spent 20 years staring at that, your eyes would adapt to the point that you'd be blind trying to see much of anything else.
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If you stare at a page that's 30 cm away all day, that adversely affects your long-range eyesight. ( i.e. stay inside=no sunlight=no long-range visualization= you can't focus at a distance)
Look at all that math I did.

It's simple: get out of the books and play some sports. Your eyesight will clear up in no time.
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