Fact or Myth: The Negative Effects of Television Can Be Hazardous to Your Health?

Watching TV is bad for your eyes.

This is a FACT.

negative effects of television While many eye care professionals have claimed for years that there is no validity to the claim that watching TV can damage your sight, it seems they may have been wrong all along!

Current medical research on myopia shows the negative effects of television and how the rates are highest in countries where children watch the most TV and spend the most time on computers, as opposed to playing outdoors. In Singapore, 80% of all children are myopic, a dramatic increase from 25% just 30 years ago.

Researchers believe this rise in nearsightedness is due entirely to lifestyle changes, and that a similar spike may soon appear in Western countries. “As kids spend more time indoors, on computers or watching TV, we are going to become just as myopic,” says Ian Morgan, a professor at the Australian National University in Canberra.