'Many people believe myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is the result of heredity. Others point to long hours spent reading as the culprit, but are these theories right? The latest crop of scientists says probably not, because they don’t pass the critical eye of common sense.
For them myopia appears to be the result of lifestyle choices, or at least one lifestyle choice in particular. The hope is that by committing to certain changes, our children will end up with 20/20 vision, even if we can’t see our hands in front of our faces without glasses.'