The Nearsightedness Epidemic

While not the kind of epidemic you’re used to hearing about, nearsightedness is becoming a major health issue in many places. Learn about how scientists are finding out the reasons behind the increase in myopia, and how sunlight might be an important component.

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The Nearsightedness Epidemic