18.05.31 Glasses

May 31, 2018
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“Four Eyes” Gets the Last Laugh

What wearing glasses or contacts says about you…

You Really Are Smarter – Science Says So.

The need to wear glasses is associated with higher levels of intelligence, according to a new genetic study.

Researchers found intelligent people are 30% more likely to have genes related to poor eyesight.

But that's not all…

Weak Eyes, But…

  • Researchers also found negative correlations between intelligence & health problems like angina, lung cancer, & depression.
  • But only correlations – intelligence doesn’t definitely mean you have lower risk of heart disease, for example.
  • Not clear yet why those links exist.

Solved: Smarter Sex?

Approximately 6% of the U.S. population are visually impaired, according to gov't stats. Fun fact: 64% of Americans who need glasses or contacts are women. Just saying… #SmartHER

by Jenna Lee,