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what could be the ways to prevent my eyes needing to have eyeglasses?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Blame your genes: Although "eye strain" might aggrivate visual problems the need for corrective lenses or other similar treatments is mostly genetically related. Complain to great grandma.

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