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Doctor insights on: Does Kids Watching Too Much Tv Affect Their Vision

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Can too much video games hurt our eyesight?

Can too much video games hurt our eyesight?

No: Eyes might get fatigued, feel dry or irritated/look red; a lot of near work at a young age could induce myopia. ...Read more

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Does watching too much television cause cancer?

Does watching too much television cause cancer?

No, but: Television itself has no link to cancer. Leading a sedentary lifestyle because of excessive television watching, that is not exercising enough and maintaining a healthy weight, can increase your risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Can your vision change from watching television too much?

Can your vision change from watching television too much?

Yes, due to dry eyes: Tv viewing or intense computer or video game use may lead to decreased blink frequency and secondary dry eye. ...Read more

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What does it mean when people say playing too much video games and watching tv is bad for your eyes?

What does it mean when people say playing too much video games and watching tv is bad for your eyes?

Induced myopia: Excessive near work can cause the eyeball length to grow and create more nearsightedness (induced myopia). Epidemic of myopia around the world thought to be due to this phenomenon. ...Read more

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Why do computers and video games hurt your eyes but watching television doesn't?

Why do computers and video games hurt your eyes but watching television doesn't?

Games hurt your eyes: Because u spend excessive time playng video games. ...Read more

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Does watching to much tv make your eyes smaller?

Does watching to much tv make your eyes smaller?

No: Watching tv will not make your eyes smaller. It is possible that overuse of your eyes will cause fatigue. This could cause your eyelids to become swollen and give the appearance that your eyes are smaller. ...Read more

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Why does blue light from our computer and smart phones negatively affect our sleep?

Why does blue light from our computer and smart phones negatively affect our sleep?

Tricks: The blue light tricks our brain into thinking it is not really nighttime and we should feel more awake. It's similar to the blue light boxes sold for seasonal affective disorder and also used to treat circadian rhythm sleep disorders. ...Read more

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How does playing too much video game make our eye sight bad?

How does playing too much video game make our eye sight bad?

Actually no: Video games do not in any way have a known effect on the health and function of the eyes. They may in fact train eye hand coordination to a certain degree. Because the blink rate drops, sometimes avid games players might get a bit of dryness. But the eye sight will not be altered by frequent playing. ...Read more

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Can watching too much tv cause health problems?

Can watching too much tv cause health problems?

YES!: It has been proven beyond a doubt in medical studies that increased tv time is assciated with obesity, cardiovascular desease, diabetes and other medical problems that arise from sedentary lifestyle. It is not know what effect large amounts of tv have on the developing brains of children, but it is not believed ot harm the brain or cogntive function of adults. ...Read more

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When children eat too much sugar, does this extra sugar have bad effects on the brain?

When children eat too much sugar, does this extra sugar have bad effects on the brain?

No: Lack of sugar has a deleterious effect to the brain. The extra sugar will raise blood glucose level but not to high enough level to cause ill effect. The extra glucose in blood (above renal threshold) will be filtered out through kidney in normal child. ...Read more

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Does watching tv cause students grades to drop?

No: Students, parents and teachers cause grades to drop. The television is an inanimate object. ...Read more

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What is impact of watching too much tv (more than 4 hours) on young children under 5 ?

What is impact of watching too much tv (more than 4 hours) on young children under 5 ?

Young children/TV: While some educational and safe entertainment value can be extracted from TV in moderation, children under the age of 5 who watch more than 4 hours/day of TV are more likely to be overweight, are more likely to be aggressive if they watch violent shows and are more likely to be fearful that something bad might happen to them; TV also reinforces gender role and racial stereotypes. More below... ...Read more

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Can sitting too close too the laptop or television make people cross eyed ?

Can sitting too close too the laptop or television make people cross eyed ?

No: That's an old wives tale! hard on eyes to sit too close and may cause eye strain and a headache, but this will resolve. ...Read more

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Could you damage your eyes by watching too much tv or videogames?

Could you damage your eyes by watching too much tv or videogames?

No.: No. This is an old wife's tale. Watching tv and playing video games does not damage vision. ...Read more

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Does watching too much t.V damage your central nervous system?

Does watching too much t.V damage your central nervous system?

No: However, watching tv can become a habit, and since it involves passive inactivity, could lead to lack of physical conditioning, weight gain, and even progressive decrease in social, intellectual, and avocational pursuits. Do not worry about your brain and spinal cord, rather be concerned about your heart and lungs, balance your day and exercise sufficiently. ...Read more

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If you watch to much tv does that effect your vision?

If you watch to much tv does that effect your vision?

Eye fatigue: If you overuse your eyes, then you can develop some eye strain. This could temporarily cause your vision to blur but will not cause permanent damage to the eyes. Try taking frequent breaks from your visual tasks to prevent this from happening. ...Read more

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