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Japan thinks smartphones are destroying students’ eyesight

by Saqib Shah, engadget

The amount of Japanese students with less than 20/20 vision is at at its peak.

The eyesight of Japan’s students is deteriorating and the country’s government thinks smartphones are to blame. A recent survey conducted by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology found that the number of students with vision below the standard 1.0 score (equivalent to 20/20 vision) is at an all-time high of 25.3 percent. Worse still, just over 67 percent of high school students and more than 34 percent of elementary students didn’t meet the bar. The government is attributing the trend to “increased time spent staring at [smartphone] screens…and mobile games.”

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