Can Too Much Texting Make You Go Blind?


If the economic meltdown, the disappearance of disposable income and the return of frugality weren't hard enough on consumer electronics companies, it looks like the industry is facing a new problem: Using its products may lead to nearsightedness. Incidents of myopia (also known as nearsightedness) have increased by 66.4% between 1972 and 2004, according to a study published in this month's Archives of Opthalmology. Some researchers suggest the rise may be linked to increased texting, Web-surfing, game playing and similar pursuits.
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