Don't Sit Too Close to the TV
The real deal: Children's eyes have the ability to focus on close objects ? something we lose as we get older ? so sitting front and center won't cause them eyestrain, says pediatric ophthalmologist Michael X. Repka, M.D., a spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Don't worry about TV radiation, either -- studies show no danger. In some cases, however, sitting close to the TV can be a sign of vision problems: For instance, kids with an uncorrected astigmatism may find it easier to focus on larger images. Squinting or odd gazing positions (such as watching out of the corner of the eye) also warrant an eye exam.