Eye doctor is the profession of the next decade: expert

Increasing use of smartphones will cause deteriorating eyesight

Taiwan Today
Date: 2017/04/28
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Eye specialist will be the profession of the next decade due

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to the excessive use of devices like smartphones and computers, said Wealth Magazine Chairman Hsieh Chin-ho (謝金河).

According to a recent survey by an insurance company, 54 percent of Taiwanese respondents were most worried about cancer, 41 percent about heart of blood vessel problems, and 33 percent about deteriorating eyesight.

A Google study published last August found that 96 percent of Taiwanese went online each day, the second-highest rate in the Asia Pacific. Within the past two years, the usage rate of mobile devices rose by 15 percent to a new high of 82 percent, according to the report quoted by the Chinese-language China Times.

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