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A Myopia pandemic has devoured the planet

The world has come up against an unexpected problem. According to doctors, the global spread of myopia has all the characteristics of a pandemic.


In 2050, myopia affects at least 49.8% of the world population - or nearly 5 billion people in absolute terms.

In addition, 1 billion people are projected to have a high degree of myopia, retinal detachment threatening a complete loss of vision. The reason for the spread of myopia is a constant eye concentration on nearby objects, including monitors, especially ones that are located on contact lenses. Myopia prevention is simple - go out more often (or at least stand at the window) and look into the distance.


Now a small myopia (1-1.5 diopters) is considered normal. At the same time, the methods for myopia treatment are multiplying with laser correction prevailing - for the time being, it is a cheap procedure carried out by a robot surgeon in a couple of minutes. However, eyeglasses and lenses are still in demand due to the fact that new models not only contain the function of automatic sight adjustment, but also give their owner the ability to see the infrared and ultraviolet parts of the spectrum (i.e., it is also a night vision device). As for contact lenses, there is no need to worry about removing them. They can stay attached to the cornea for years, also performing a function of protection.

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Ethan Wei We may perhaps have additional "eyes" in the form of cameras that will allow us to expand our peripheral vision and to be able to rest our real biological eyes. 04 Mar 2019