holding book close to eyes

My daughter is very fond of reading and holds the book very close to her eyes. Can this lead to myopia?

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Hi, Myopia occurs due to a refractive error in the eyes. Normally, the focus of distant objects falls on the surface of the retina, but in myopia the focus falls in front of the retina. Hence, distant things are not visible very clearly and things at a distance appear blurred. Reading can be addictive but there are certain things you need to keep in mind while your kid is reading her favourite book. - Avoid her reading in dim or bad light. Ensure that there is enough light so that it does not strain her eyes. - Never allow her read in a moving vehicle, it can be quite a strain on the eye. - Reading while lying down can also be quite detrimental to the eye. Taking good care of the eye is very important.

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while for ages we have been told to hold the book a little far while reading, i came across this article that says that this is in fact a myth! take a look.. http://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/locations/la-crosse/services-and-treatments/ophthalmology/myths-and-facts according to this, children can focus as per requirement even when the book is close, and this will not cause any stress on their eyes and not lead to myopia. this article also says that there is really no way to prevent myopia, and that reading and screen time won't really cause or worsen it. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001023.htm

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