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Does reading up close really alter the eyeball shape and worsen your vision?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No

Excessive accommodation (focusing in at near when the target is not held at the relaxed focal point of the eye) could theoretically induce more nearsightedness in genetically predisposed individuals.

In brief: No

Excessive accommodation (focusing in at near when the target is not held at the relaxed focal point of the eye) could theoretically induce more nearsightedness in genetically predisposed individuals.
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