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The team behind global rollout of Japan's myopia-correcting glasses

Kubota Pharmaceutical Holdings' wearable device eyes debut later this year

Kubota Glasses treat nearsightedness by projecting myopically defocused images onto the retina using LEDs. (Photo by Arata Shigeno)

TOKYO -- Kubota Pharmaceutical Holdings will market Kubota Glasses, a wearable device that treats myopia, as early as the second half of this year.

The spectacle-style device treats nearsightedness by projecting images onto the retina using LEDs. Half of the global population is expected to be nearsighted by 2050, according to the World Health Organization. The company aims to introduce the product overseas as well as in Japan, beginning in Asia.

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