Myopia Epidemic In China Out Of Control

Water Researcher Sharon Kleyne Suggests More Education about Myopia for Chinese Children. China Attacks Soaring Myopia Numbers among Children.

It is more than challenging to house the largest population in the world and problems can appear to be compounded by rapid industrialization and new technology. China has bravely and resourcefully met these challenges for decades, including the challenges of new illnesses and diseases and the need for new cures and treatments.

One current malady was aired in an April 8th, 2017 article appearing in Post magazine. The story by the Zigor Aldama talked about the alarming rise of myopia in China, especially among children. (Aldama has won multiple journalism awards and is considered an international expert on health issues, internet addiction and sex trafficking of women and children in China.)It’s well known, of course, that Chinese children are under pressure to excel academically. Many children spend most of their time indoors studying. As a result, they’re not getting enough sunlight, which would allow their eyes to develop normally. One mother interviewed for the magazine article made light of the issue, saying that at first she thought her daughter just preferred to stay indoors. Later, the mother joked that her daughter would just have to get used to spectacles and that some kids even wore them without glasses in them just for fun.

Sharon Kleyne and Professor Xu Xun, government researcher and Chief Physician of the Ophthalmology Department at First People’s Hospital in Shanghai, share a more serious view of this situation. “Myopia rates have shot up in the last two decades,” Xu Xun says. “According to our statistics, between 10 per cent and 20 per cent of primary school pupils start classes with myopia. Then the percentage rises to up to 50 per cent for secondary school students. In university, 90 per cent are short-sighted.” Wow! That is an overwhelming statistic!

Kleyne describes how myopia obstructs vision. Myopia, she explains, occurs when the eyeball is too long relative to the eye film and the focusing power of the cornea. When myopia is present, light doesn’t focus on the retina properly. Objects appear blurry. “It’s not long after this,” says Kleyne, “that a child will have to be outfitted with glasses or they will not be able to keep up in school.”

Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research® Water Life Science®, encourages Chinese parents to adjust the daily schedules of their children to allow outside time for a couple of hours a day and reap the developmental benefits of natural sunlight. Kleyne also recommends, if possible, replenishing the tear film’s evaporating water base (the tear film itself is naturally 99 percent water) with Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, the signature product from Kleyne’s research center that has just been released in China. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the only product on the global market that supplements the eye’s tear film with 100 percent Trade Secret tissue culture grade fresh water and is easily applied as a patented micron mist with a portable, personal hand-held humidifier. “In China,” says Kleyne, “there is so much more to learn about myopia. Meanwhile, Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® can be beneficial to people suffering from myopia and over-evaporation of the tear film. “


Would you like to share your thoughts on myopia in China and elsewhere? Do you have personal stories about the consequences of excessive evaporation of the eye’s tear film? If you do, we’d like very much to hear from you! 800-367-6478 ~ Fax 541-474-2123 or on Twitter at @sharonkleynehr

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