Experts warn of eyesight problems in Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
Half of Polish schoolchildren have problems with their eyesight, while one in four adults struggle when reading a newspaper, according to a report.
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The figures come from Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS), public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.
Experts on Thursday – World Sight Day – urged Poles to take care of their eyesight and sign up for eye tests.
Prof. Iwona Grabska-Liberek, head of the Polish Society of Ophthalmology, said nearsightedness has become an epidemic, especially among children and adolescents who spend hours staring at mobile phones, laptops and tablets.