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There are about 2.2 billion people globally with near or distant vision impairment, according to a 2021 report by the World Health Organisation (WHO). India is the second-most populous country in the world and home to over 20 per cent of the world`s blind population. Addressing visual impairment is a major health issue across the globe.
The study showed the negative effects of cellphone screen time - intolerance, withdrawal, and conflict with job-related tasks The study was designed to determine if self-regulatory behaviours could lead to modified user behaviour for more positive outcomes "Optimizing but not minimizing screen time is more likely to increase user productivity", study author said
Indians suffered the most globally as screen time increased as education, work and entertainment went online due to the nationwide coronavirus-induced lockdown. A study says that 275 million Indians or about 23% of the population have experienced a bad effect on their eyesight due to excessive screen time.