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Study Confirms Connection Between Wearing Glasses and Intelligence Study Confirms Connection Between Wearing Glasses and Intelligence

Study Confirms Connection Between Wearing Glasses and Intelligence

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For decades, eyeglasses have been seen as a sign of intelligence. Put some frames with lenses on any face and, poof, instant intelligence. But a new study reveals that there may be some science behind that stereotype.

Looking at data from more than 300,000 people between the ages of 16 and 102, a research team at the University of Edinburgh discovered a connection between cognitive function and eyesight. Additionally, those with better cognition also showed improved reaction and longevity. The team found that intelligent people were 30 percent more likely to have genes that would lead to poor eyesight.

Although bad vision certainly isn’t a plus, the team found in other areas, smart people were at an advantage. The study linked poor cognitive function to lung cancer, depression, angina, and a host of other health issues.

The long-held assumption that those wearing glasses are perceived as smarter has been tested repeatedly over the years. Attorneys have even found that when their clients wear glasses, they aren’t seen as guilty of committing a crime. In addition to intelligence, those wearing glasses are also perceived as being more dependable and honest. It’s important to note, though, that although the study shows a correlation, it doesn’t definitively prove a link between glasses and intelligence.

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Stephanie Faris

Stephanie is a freelance writer and novelist whose work has appeared on NYPost.com, PSMag.com, the Intuit Small Business Blog, and many others. She is the Simon & Schuster author of 8 children's books, including the Piper Morgan chapter book series, 25 Roses, and 30 Days of No Gossip.

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