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Can watching television for long periods cause myopia?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No relationship.

In brief: No
No relationship.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Maybe, maybe not
It is believed that a person who spends a lot of time looking at objects (tv screens, computer screens, books, etc.
) at close distances puts pressure on his eyeballs due to the actions of the eye muscles during close-up focusing, thus changing the shape of the eyeballs and causing myopia. This idea has not been proven, but could be true. Keeping an 8-10 foot distance from the tv should be safer.

In brief: Maybe, maybe not
It is believed that a person who spends a lot of time looking at objects (tv screens, computer screens, books, etc.
) at close distances puts pressure on his eyeballs due to the actions of the eye muscles during close-up focusing, thus changing the shape of the eyeballs and causing myopia. This idea has not been proven, but could be true. Keeping an 8-10 foot distance from the tv should be safer.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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