Do Asians genetically have bad eyesight?
Posted 25 March 2006 - 10:42 AM
People always associate Asians with being smart because they wear glasses. I'm not saying that Asians aren't smart but now I think maybe bad eyesight doesn't have much to do with reading a lot or not but rather, it's genetics.
Posted 25 March 2006 - 01:41 PM
Posted 25 March 2006 - 02:29 PM
Edited by king34, 25 March 2006 - 02:31 PM.
Posted 25 March 2006 - 04:08 PM
Posted 25 March 2006 - 04:45 PM
Posted 25 March 2006 - 07:39 PM
be because they watch tv/study too much. i have no idea.
Posted 26 March 2006 - 01:02 AM
The external factors that may have triggered bad eyesight may be tv or focusing too long at one location.
I didn't have to wear glassess until grade 8. That's during purberty and I wan't doing much outdoor activities.
Posted 26 March 2006 - 06:25 AM
My family is prone to having bad eyesight. There are six members in my family (including me) and we ALL wear corrective lenses/contacts, etc. For instance, my dad has really bad eyesight, and my oldest sister takes after him, whereas my mom has astigmatism, but not as bad eyesight...as do i.
I think Asians, generally, do have bad eyesight compared to other ethnicites. I think mainly because of genetics, but also, asians are very disciplined in studying and putting lots of strain on the eyes, which doesn't necessarily cause bad eyesight, but it does exacerbate that thier eyes are worse than other ethnicities.
Posted 26 March 2006 - 06:27 AM
but there many races of asia, so we cannot conclude that asians are genetically have a bad sight, i myself dont have to wear eyeglasses and im 25 already.
Posted 27 March 2006 - 10:55 AM
Posted 27 March 2006 - 11:14 AM
i dont think it genetic because all my friend and i seems to have good eye sight....
Posted 27 March 2006 - 12:32 PM
but, i have realised that a lot of oriental people wear glasses, everyone in my family wears glasses, mum, dad, bro and me included.. and so do all my cousins on my mum's side.. i guess genetics and lifestyle may have an effect ??
Posted 27 March 2006 - 09:37 PM
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 02:49 PM
that's not necessarily true, it's very hard to say because everyone in my family wears glasses except for me or maybe that certain gene didn't pass on to me
the certain characteristic may not be dominan on your blood but i think its in your genes
you understand it if you study genetics
Posted 04 April 2006 - 07:35 PM
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 01:00 AM
But come to think of it alot of asian do have bad eye sight.
Posted 05 April 2006 - 03:02 AM
My brothers who both use the computer a lot less than me dont really need glasses.
Maybe it does have to do with genetics though...
Posted 05 April 2006 - 03:03 AM
Posted 06 April 2006 - 03:02 AM
In singapore, a majority of the young children are already wearing glasses. Thoug there might be factors like reading too much, or staring at the TV or computer screen for too long, who knows genetics might be the main factor behind it? (:
Posted 06 April 2006 - 04:46 AM