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A 47-year-old member asked:

I do not get car sick when reading from my tablet but does it weaken my eye vision or cause nearsightedness, should i be concerned?

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Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Tablet use: Using your eyes does not weaken them. This is a common miss perception that may people have. It may cause eyestrain but even eyestrain will not permanent change or damage your eyes.
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