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Modern Living Is Giving Us Bad Eyesight

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ByBy 2030, 40% of the world’s population will be nearsighted, up from 28% in 2010. The number of people with high myopia—severe short-sightedness—is projected to almost double during that time, affecting 516.7 million people. Researchers say increasingly digital, urban lifestyles are to blame for that declining vision, and…

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