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Myopia correcting 'smart glasses' from Japan to be sold across Asia

Kubota Pharmaceutical eyes Taiwan, Hong Kong and ASEAN for gadget

Kubota Pharmaceutical's prototype wearable device for the treatment of myopia. (Photo courtesy of the company)

TOKYO -- Can a pair of unique spectacles banish nearsightedness without surgical intervention? Japan's Kubota Pharmaceutical Holdings says its wearable device can do just that, and it plans to start releasing the product in Asia, where many people grapple with myopia.

The device, which the company calls Kubota Glasses or smart glasses, is still being tested. It projects an image from the lens of the unit onto the wearer's retina to correct the refractive error that causes nearsightedness. Wearing the device 60 to 90 minutes a day corrects myopia according to the Japanese company.

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