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Is myopia a big problem

  1. Feb 19, 2016 #1


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  3. Feb 19, 2016 #2
    I can't speak for others but I have definitely noticed that my eyesight got worse as I spend more time working on computer and phone. I wear glasses.
  4. Feb 19, 2016 #3
    This is the first time in my life that I've heard that nearsightedness can be induced by how you use your eyes. I thought it was known to be genetic.
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  6. Feb 19, 2016 #5
    Try to stay away from the forums! 1-2 hours a day! :biggrin:
    Computer usage should be limited!
  7. Feb 19, 2016 #6


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    Three of my six siblings were born with myopia, as far as I can remember.
    The rest of us, had fully functioning eyes, and only developed hyperopia, in later life.
    Personally, I was told that I had better than good vision in both eyes (20/15).
    But then, when I was about 20, I developed hyperopia within a 6 month period.

    But I'm nearly 60, and cell-phone-ish things weren't available back then.

  8. Feb 20, 2016 #7


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    I am in my early 60s and consider my eye sight okay, it is only the small print on documents that is hard for me to see, i guess in my early days i was all ways outside
    so do i need glasses yes i think so for small print and my i phone.
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