Ministry of Education: myopia rate increased by 11.7% in 9 primary and secondary school students in the first half of the year

The Ministry of Education released a sample survey on the eyesight of primary and secondary school students today. The results show that the myopia rate of primary and secondary school students has increased by 11.7% in the past six months, of which the myopia rate of primary and secondary school students has increased by 15.2%. The Ministry of education requires that after the new semester begins, the length of online learning should be controlled and physical exercise should be increased. < p > < p > in June this year, the Ministry of education conducted a survey on the changes in eyesight of primary, junior and senior high school students in nine provinces during the epidemic period. Compared with the survey data in 2019, the myopia rate of primary school students increased the most, reaching 15.2%. The survey included students’ online class time, playing video games or using electronic screen for non learning purposes, outdoor physical exercise, lighting environment and desk height. < p > < p > among them, during online classes, the detection rate of myopia was 45.8%, 49.3% was from 1 hour to 2.5 hours, 62.4% was from 2.5 to 4 hours, and 76.7% was more than 4 hours. The detection rates of myopia were 50%, 58%, 63% and 73% for those who spent less than 1 hour, 1 to 2.5 hours, 2.5 to 4 hours, and more than 4 hours watching video for non learning purposes. According to the person in charge, watching videos and watching electronic screens, whether it’s online classes or doing something else, has a very direct impact on vision. In this regard, the Ministry of education requires that after the beginning of the new semester, primary and secondary schools should control the length of online learning. Primary school should not exceed two hours, junior high school should not exceed three hours, and senior high school should not exceed four hours. < / P > < p > at the same time, schools all over the country should also issue regulations on carrying and using mobile phones during school, so as to help students to prevent and control myopia by controlling the time when students use electronic devices, and ensure that students have more than one hour of outdoor activities and physical exercise every day. In addition, schools, teachers and parents should take responsibility for protecting children’s eyesight and strictly controlling children’s use of electronic screens. Your name will always exist on the Internet