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A myopia epidemic is sweeping the globe. Here’s how to stop it

A Chinese doctor examines the eyesight of a young myopic kid at an ophthalmologic hospital in Handan City, north China's Hebei Province.

A physician examines the eyesight of a child with myopia in Hebei province, northern China. Credit: Sipa US/Alamy

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Nature 629, 989-991 (2024)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-024-01518-2

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  • Correction 19 June 2024: This News feature conflated two trials of light-emitting glasses, and neglected to cite H. Torii et al. J. Clin. Med. 11, 6000 (2022) for the trial that assessed the use of frames that emit violet light.

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