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JUL 01, 2014 - Huffington Post

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There's A Reason The ‘Four-Eyed Bookworm' Stereotype Exists

Turns out, there's truth to the stereotype of the "four-eyed bookworm." A new study in the journal Ophthalmology suggests reading and schoolwork may have a greater influence on nearsightedness (also called myopia) than genetics. The findings are based on 4,685 people who underwent eye exams and genetic tests and answered lifestyle surveys. Researchers from the University Medical Centre Mainz in Germany found that among people who had graduated from school after 13 years (which is how long it would take to complete the most rigorous levels of German primary and secondary school), 60.3 ... Read More

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