What's behind the high rate of childhood myopia?

A Myopia Centre will open in Bedok in about two months to help tackle the high myopia rate among children in Singapore

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For people who are shortsighted, blurry vision is the norm the minute they remove their glasses or contact lenses.

And their eyesight could worsen over time, possibly leading to an increased risk of eye diseases.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 07, 2019, with the headline What's behind the high rate of childhood myopia? . Subscribe