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Global rates of short-sightedness are rising rapidly, study shows

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Data suggests that half of the world’s population will be short-sighted by 2050. Image: UNSPLASH/Josh Calabrese

Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad
Lecturer in Optometry, University of Bradford
Sophie Coverdale
Optometrist and PhD Researcher, University of Bradford
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There is a link between years in education and the risk of developing short-sightedness. Image: UNSPLASH/Kyle Gregory Devaras

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