The health of eyes
Under the pandemic, the time of using electronic products has increased. According to a survey conducted in China, the rate of poor eyesight among high school students is 89.3%. That is, among 10 high school students, only one student has good eyesight. During the pandemic prevention and control period, 80% of students took online classes every day, and 47.9% had online classes more than 2.5 hours per day.
The use of electronic equipment has a direct impact on myopia, and the eye health of people is not optimistic. According to data from the World Health Organization, currently there are about 1.4 billion myopic people in the world, and nearly half of them are in China. This year, China’s myopic population is expected to exceed 700 million.
The reliance of electronic devices, such as mobile phones and computers must increase, especially in this generation where mobile payment is popular. According to data from the Macau Health Bureau, the overall poor vision rate of primary one students in Macau in the 2017-2018 school year is 17.1%. Which means in six students, one has poor vision.
While popularizing electronic payments and digital society, people should also pay attention to the side effects of using electronic devices. Imagine how much time you need to touch the electronic screen during the hour every day, from waking up to sleep, including work, entertainment, using payment tools, etc. Many parents now use tablets for their children to stabilize their emotions. Children’s exposure to electronic products from an early age has a certain impact on their eyesight.
The screen resolution keeps chasing a clearer world. From 1080P, 2K, 4K, to the current 8K, it is more and more clear than ever. But, do we still remember the feeling of seeing the sky full of stars with our eyes?
* Chinese editor of Plataforma Macau