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WTF: Video games cause blindness?

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    Looks as if Good Morning America were reporting on a strange study which indicated that video games can cause blindness. Is there anything that video games can't do these days according to the mainstream media and reports?

    <blockquote>I came across this interesting video about how playing video games and more specifically texting is causing a greater instance of myopia to occur in the US. It seems like near sightedness is up a staggering 66 percent since the 1970s, which is indeed a large increase. However, I have concerns about this so-called study.

    The main concern I have is that this study has absolutely no scientific data to back up the theory that playing video games or texting will cause you to go blind. This is simply guesswork and talk by people that "think" they are experts and know what they are saying.</blockquote>

    News Source: <a href="http://www.hookedgamers.com/blogs/howie/2009/12/16/video_games_cause_blindness_in_us.html" target="_blank">Hookedgamers</a>
     
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    They say masturbation causes blindness too... :rolleyes:
     
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    I will say this that the increase in literacy is a good thing even if its damaging our eyes.
     
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    I ahve asked some eye doctors this and they all say no way.
     
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    "no scientific evidence"- and yet there will still be an uproar if the media report this.

    If video games cause blindness so does everything done in life.
     
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    That's like saying some guy created the universe in 6 days, but having no scientific data to back it up ...
     
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    regular masturbation has actually been shown to reduce likelyhood of prostate cancer:rolleyes:

    back on topic: video games DOES cause near-sightedness nad IS bad for the eyes. Its the same thing as TV, because you're focusing on one distance for too long, your eyes get tired from the bright screen (and also the closeness).

    Which is why they say you should take a break every 2 hrs or so and look at something far away like a tree outside the window or something and also dun sit so close to the screen.

    So Yes, video games can cause near-sightedness, but its nothing new. TV did before it, books(reading with bad lighting) did the same before that...
     
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    Learned many stuff from you guys!!

    I love maxconsole!! ;)
     
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    Well, while I was playing Halo ODST, I my eyes constantly were "crying" because of that damn helmet that supposedly help to see in the dark on New Mombasa. My tv is a plasma 42 inches...
     
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    Blindness yes.. I totally agree. but only in the sense that many become "blind" to other consoles but their own. Better known as.. the fanboy : P
     
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    Don't look at the SUN, end of story.
     
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    It was a woman!!!.... and multi-tasked !!! Still working so hard, that doesnt have the time to prove herself out!! ;)..:D:D Female bears the eggs, on most of planet's visible species.. therefore the "creator" was female...:eek:... and "designed" "beautiful " things.. simple organisms like influenza... also Bad cell stock to produce cancer, malformation, so you can go to ehaven early!!..what a lovely!!!

    Oh, yes...masturbation doesn't cause blindness., but memory loss!!! ...but I don't remember where I read that.. where was I? :confused:
     

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