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Old 05-12-2012, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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FYI: pretty much every friend and relative I have that read a lot as a kid uses glasses now.

"Correlation does not imply causation"
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:10 PM
 
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FYI: pretty much every friend and relative I have that read a lot as a kid uses glasses now.
They are probably intelligent as well.
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I had glasses when I was twelve years old. My parents found out I was aiming my .22 using my left eye instead of the right. Plus, I also read. I was hooked on novels when I went to a drug store that had science fiction. I still read a lot.

I saw an ad on TV that will focus near and far. Odd looking glasses, though. They lenses are round.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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i'm very near-sighted, and always blamed it on too much reading as a kid; my sister is also very near-sighted but neither of our parents are.

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Myopia is common in the United States, with research suggesting this condition has increased dramatically in recent decades. In 1971-1972, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey provided the earliest nationally representative estimates for US myopia prevalence, and found the prevalence of myopia in persons aged 12–54 was 25.0%. Using the same method, in 1999-2004, myopia prevalence was estimated to have climbed to 41.6%.[67]
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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Yeah, good point. Most people here in the US don't get enough vitamin D. I take a supplement, myself.
I drink Vit. D milk and try to spend at least a little time in the sun.
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