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Does watching tv or the computer really give the kids bad eye sight?

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In brief: No

Watching tv or using computer does not decrease the vision or make near sightedness more likely.
You should limit tv and computer and video games to less than 2 hrs per day, because prolonged sedentary activity leads to obesity.. The eye continues to grow and change shape very subtly in childhood which can lead to near sightedness, myopia, as well as heredity can predispose to myopia.

In brief: No

Watching tv or using computer does not decrease the vision or make near sightedness more likely.
You should limit tv and computer and video games to less than 2 hrs per day, because prolonged sedentary activity leads to obesity.. The eye continues to grow and change shape very subtly in childhood which can lead to near sightedness, myopia, as well as heredity can predispose to myopia.
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
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