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User's Manual: Eyes

The Truth About Common Vision Myths

Does staring at a computer all day or reading in dim light really ruin your eyesight?

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True or false?

by Hallie Levine Sklar
From Health magazine

We've all heard that computer monitors can damage your vision, or that staring at the sun for too long will make you go blind. But is that really the case?

Here, we separate fact from fiction and set the record straight on four of the most commonly held beliefs regarding eyesight.

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