China’s youth myopia has become a “national disease”. How much is your eyesight at present?

Abstract: among the total population over 5 years old in China in 2012, the prevalence of myopia and hyperopia was about 500 million, of which the total prevalence of myopia was about 450 million. It is conservatively estimated that the social and economic cost caused by various visual defects will be as high as about 560 billion yuan in 2012, accounting for about 1.1% of GDP.

recently, Professor Li Ling of China Health Development Research Center of Peking University released the National Health Vision report at the seminar held by the center.

the report says that the prevalence of myopia among high school students and college students in China exceeds 70%, and the prevalence of myopia among teenagers has ranked first in the world. The report shows that the deterioration of visual health in China is serious, and the prevalence of visual impairment is much higher than the global average. On the one hand, with the rapid aging of ametropia, myopia has become a “national disease” affecting the quality of the contemporary and future population. On the other hand, the early age of senile visual impairment, presbyopia and early cataract will become a heavy burden on the aging society. The

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studies estimated that in 2012, there were about 500 million people with myopia and hyperopia among the total population over 5 years old in China, of which the total number of people with myopia was about 450 million. It is conservatively estimated that the social and economic cost caused by various visual defects will be as high as about 560 billion yuan in 2012, accounting for about 1.1% of GDP.

among them, the total population with high myopia is as high as 30 million. The incidence rate of myopia among senior high school students and college students is over 70%, and the incidence rate of myopia has been the highest in the world. Without effective policy intervention, by 2020, the prevalence of myopia in China’s population over 5 years old will increase to about 51%, and the sick population will reach 700 million. At that time, in aerospace, precision manufacturing, military and other industries, the labor force meeting the vision requirements may face a huge gap, which will directly threaten China’s sustainable economic and social development and national security.

in other words, in a few years, every two of us will have myopia! Myopia has become a “national disease”. Is your eyesight OK?

if the people around you don’t wear glasses, they must have done femtosecond laser.