Summer birth and computer games linked to heightened short-sight risk in childhood. Summer birth and hours spent playing computer games are linked to a heightened risk of developing short or near sightedness (Myopia) in childhood, indicates a twin study. Source 1i.
Who took the time to do this "Study"? I can just see a group of helicopter mom's hovering around a computer screen counting short sighted kids. I've played video games all my life and have perfect vision.
China seems to think it’s serious enough to take action. They put a freeze on licensing for new games while they review. Tencent is a large tech company that mentioned this as a reason why they missed their numbers last quarter.
With the research that I've done personally on this, I believe it to be completely true. Plus I'm near sighted as well, with 13+ years of computer gaming on an intensive level.
We interrupt Too Much Video Games Spoils Your Vision to share interesting fact from antiquity:
Today is: 14th December (GMT), in history on the 14th of December, 1934 AD the following event happened:
1st streamlined steam locomotive introduced (Albany NY)