Will watching Tv too closely to the television screen cause bad eyesight?

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Personally, I don't think there is a correlation between sitting too near the screen and it resulting in having bad eyesight. That being said, I think it is uncomfortable for the eyes (e.g., the glare from the screen) to be too near a screen. I have also read that when a child constantly sits near the tv screen, it may be a sign that his/her eyesight may be affected (hence the need to be near the screen). In all, it is always good to maintain a good distance to avoid over straining the eyes. Also, always take frequent breaks to help maintain good eyesight. Look at objects in a distance once every 20mins (perhaps something outside the window) would be good for resting the eyes.

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Yes because it makes the eyes work harder. There are webinars to educate parents on how to care for their kids' eyes. Please see myeyematters.com/event-registration