Myopia "common in Asians and women"

Myopia "common in Asians and women"

Women and Asians are especially prone to myopia, or short-sightedness, it has been reported.

Evan Tan wrote in the Manila Times that statistics have shown Asian people suffer more from the condition and that it is more common in women than in men.

But the article also said that there has not been any research about the prevalence of myopia among Filipino people.

Tan went on to explain how short sightedness can be corrected by glasses or contact lenses, as well as laser eye surgery.

The importance of keeping contact lenses clean and caring for them was also stressed.

Last week, people living in Korea were warned to look after their eyes as their country heads into spring, typically a dry time.

Readers of the Korea Times were told that the country experiences yellow dust and wind which can be irritating for eyes, especially for people wearing contact lenses.

They were urged to keep their contact lenses clean or wear daily disposable lenses.

by Emily Tait

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