Myopia More Likely to Develop in Kids Who Do “Near Work”

Scientists have been working to determine whether close, detailed work really can “ruin your eyes.”  We do agree that myopia (farsightedness) can be cause or exacerbated by excessive time spent at close-up work such as work on computers, sewing, accounting, jewelry work.

A study out of Turkey compared two groups of twelve year old boys – students engaged in “near-work” and apprentices working as skilled laborers.  Researchers publishing in Vision Research sayThis prospective and controlled study suggested that reading and near work, important environmental factors, might cause refractive myopic shifts in emmetropic (having perfect vision) students.

Source: PubMed

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Marc Grossman, Doctor of Optometry and New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, is a holistic eye doctor and co-author of a number of books on natural vision care. Since 1980 Dr. Grossman has been helped many people maintain healthy vision and even improve eyesight. He is dedicated to providing information to those with conditions ranging from myopia and dry eyes to potentially vision threatening diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. His combined multi-disciplinary approach using nutrition, eye exercises, lifestyle changes and Chinese Medicine provides him with a wide array of tools and approaches with which to tackle difficult eye problems.