They no longer have to stand for being kicked around over the fact that they churn out students who can’t read or do math, because it’s really in the best interests of the chillin. Studying, it’s reported, makes you nearsighted.
“The effect on myopia of the genetic variations is much less than the effect of education,” said the lead author, Dr. Alireza Mirshahi, an ophthalmologist at the University Medical Center in Mainz. “We used to think that myopia was predetermined by genetics. This is one proof that environmental factors have a much higher effect than we thought.”