in the length of the eye occur mostly during youth, while the eye is
still growing in the socket. However, the front of the eye may continue
to grow well into the 20s. The longer the eye gets, the more likely
you are to become nearsighted. Nearsightedness most often develops during
the rapid growth years. It may progress until growth has ceased, in
claim that some activities, such as prolonged reading at close distances,
may actually lengthen our eyes during these years. It is recommended
that reading materials be held 12-16 inches away, computer screens
be at least 20 inches from the face, and televisions be viewed from
at least 3 feet away.
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