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How can I prevent near-sightedness?

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Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology

In brief: One theory...

There is a theory that near-sightedness is made worse by repeated accommodation, the process of bringing an image up close to see.
The more one reads up close, the faster the near-sightedness develops. With this theory, one should hold all reading material at arms-length to minimize accommodation, and thereby, decrease the progression of near-sightedness.

In brief: One theory...

There is a theory that near-sightedness is made worse by repeated accommodation, the process of bringing an image up close to see.
The more one reads up close, the faster the near-sightedness develops. With this theory, one should hold all reading material at arms-length to minimize accommodation, and thereby, decrease the progression of near-sightedness.
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