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Night lights causing nearsightedness?

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Old 03-16-2004, 09:00 PM   #1
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Night lights causing nearsightedness?

I've read several conflicting studies about the effects night lights have on young children's eyes before the age of two. The original study claims that night lights cause myopia. I felt better when I read 2 studies that disproved this. However, today a friend told me there was another recent study in November 2003 that says night lights are indeed a cause of myopia. What is correct? Where can I read about this study in 11/03? I used a night light for my 2 year old since birth. Now I'm concerned!

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Old 03-18-2004, 04:13 PM   #2
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Re: Night lights causing nearsightedness?

i use a night light for my 5 month old, and (mostly) i have heard it does not cause this.,...but why dont you call several eye docs in your area to get a better idea
and i am going to do the same

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