by Patrick Appel
Ted McCagg's advice:
As someone who started wearing glasses about a year ago, I've wondered why we associate intelligence with glasses. According to Wikipedia there is a genuine correlation:
A number of studies have shown that the incidence of myopia increases with level of education and many studies have shown a correlation between myopia and IQ, likely due to the confounding factor of formal education.
I imagine this correlation is based largely on environmental factors. According to my eye doctor, my myopia was probably caused by eye strain from reading blog posts ten hours a day for a couple years. Anyone have better research?
We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.