Heads Up: Your Trendy Emo Haircut Could Give You a Lazy Eye

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In today's example of why you should really get a hair cut (add it to the annoying head twitches, the times you've been mistaken for baby pop icons, and unidentified objects that you've found behind your ear), comes advice from eye doctors in Australia.

According to research done by the Optometrists Association of Tasmania in Australia, the super cool sidebangs that block your your eye will likely result in amblyopia, the medical term for lazy eye.

"If a young emo chap has a fringe covering one eye all the time, that eye won't see a lot of detail," writes the association's education director Andrew Hogan. "And if it happens from a young age, that eye can become amblyotic."

Hogan also notes that the head tilt that often comes with your super cool haircut is definitely messing up your posture and neck muscles.


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