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Short-sightedness has become an epidemic

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  1. Akir
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    Well here I was thinking we were talking about failure to plan and it’s actually about what I know better as nearsightedness.

    Well here I was thinking we were talking about failure to plan and it’s actually about what I know better as nearsightedness.

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  2. mtset
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    This is interesting, and I think it's important to be clear that nearsightedness is, indeed, a chronic illness (as are astigmatism, farsightedness, etc). If you have to wear glasses or contacts in...

    This is interesting, and I think it's important to be clear that nearsightedness is, indeed, a chronic illness (as are astigmatism, farsightedness, etc). If you have to wear glasses or contacts in order to function in society, you're disabled - and you should have solidarity with other disabled people, if nothing else because many of the things that benefit groups we more often think of as disabled will also benefit you!

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    cfabbro
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    Changed link to the original source, but since it's hard paywalled here is the archived version OP submitted: https://archive.ph/e8OYT p.s. For those interested in reading articles by The...

    Changed link to the original source, but since it's hard paywalled here is the archived version OP submitted: https://archive.ph/e8OYT

    p.s. For those interested in reading articles by The Economist without a subscription or having to track down an archived version on other sites, it's worth noting that Google cache actually gets around their paywall.
    E.g. Cache link for this article

    3 votes