The problem of myopia (shortsightedness) in the United States is now increasing to the extent of being an epidemic. According to data from the National Eye Institute, 42 percent of Americans are now effected by it, which was limited to 25 percent in 1971. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people unable to see far-reaching objects is increasing very fast. AIIMS in Delhi had said in a study last year that one in six out of every five to 15 age group in India is suffering from this problem. It has also been said in the United Nations data that in countries like India, this problem is very low before it will increase by 2050.

Shortsightedness is usually more in school going children, and this can be the cause of long-term problems in the eyes of black glaucoma (glaucoma) and partial blindness. No concrete study has yet been found to confirm the relationship between excessive use of technology due to near-sight defects in children, but many researches have shown the relationship between the two.

The Houston University Eye Institute is providing a near-sight defect management service to overcome this problem in children. This will be the first kind of service in Texas. Studies in the past have been told that by encouraging the children to keep away from the phone, they can control some of the problem.

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