June 6th, 2019 is the 24th National Eye-Eye Day. This year's Eye of Love theme: Take care of your children's eyes and let them have a bright future.
The notice requires that health, education, and sports departments at all levels should further understand the importance of prevention and control of myopia among children and adolescents, strengthen communication and collaboration, and jointly promote the protection of children and adolescents.
At present, the myopia of adolescents of all ages in China shows a trend of early onset, rapid progress and deep degree. According to incomplete statistics, the incidence of myopia in primary school students in China is about 30%, that of junior high school students is about 60%, that of high school students is about 80%, and that of college students is as high as 90%.
The reduction of outdoor activities, the dependence of electronic products, and the heavy burden of academic work... With the changes in people's lifestyles, the incidence of myopia is rising. According to statistics from the World Health Organization, there are currently about 1.4 billion people in myopia, and nearly half of them are in China. If effective interventions are not taken, it is estimated that by 2020, the number of people with myopia in China will exceed 700 million, and the population of high myopia will reach 40 million to 51.5 million.