Medicine: The Eyes Have It

"Don't sit so close to the TV—you'll ruin your sight." "Hold that book farther away from your eyes!""Stop drawing in the dark! You'll go blind." Such commands and warnings are screamed out millions of times a day, and they are all wrong, an ophthalmologist told the American Medical Association at its Denver meeting last week.

From more than 20 years of practice in the Mile-High City, said Dr. Morris Kaplan, he has developed a series of set speeches for parents, and grandparents, to disabuse them of the all-too-common fallacies about eyes, vision and glasses. Key points:

·USE THEM. "The best way for your...

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