Self-adjustable glasses could improve academic results for millions of rural Chinese schoolchildren, who have little or no access to eye care.

Helping kids with myopia study better – adjustable glasses in China a low-cost solution that could benefit millions in rural areas deprived of eye care

  • Millions of schoolchildren in China are short-sighted, and many lack access to opticians or glasses
  • A UK study shows that wearing self-adjustable glasses dramatically improves their vision, and their academic results
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Self-adjustable glasses could improve academic results for millions of rural Chinese schoolchildren, who have little or no access to eye care.
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Sexism in Japanese workplaces has taken another turn following reports that several employers have told women not to wear glasses at work – a ban not equally applied to men. Photo: Alamy

Glasses ban for women in Japan by some firms sparks a fightback - ‘If it is a problem it should be banned for men and women,’ activist says

  • A number of women in Japan who wear glasses to work have been told not to by their employers, according to recent reports
  • Social media backlash has seen the hashtag ‘glasses are forbidden’ trending since last week
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Sexism in Japanese workplaces has taken another turn following reports that several employers have told women not to wear glasses at work – a ban not equally applied to men. Photo: Alamy
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