Astronauts increasingly complain that they need glasses when they return to Earth, experts report.
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According to Daily Star, researchers have now probed the brain and gravity’s effect on eyesight and they fear a future human space settlement could be condemned to living with permanently blurry vision.
Scientists have looked at Spaceflight-Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome (SANS) and compared brain scans before and after space voyages.
What they found is that the longer astronauts stay in space, the more they moan about fuzzy vision and eyesight problems when they return to Earth.
Oh no, we don’t want that!
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Mark Rosenberg from the Medical University of South Carolina in the United State said: “It’s gotten to the point where astronauts actually carry extra pairs of glasses when they go into space
“They know their vision is going to be deteriorating up there, and they’ve even started calling them the ‘space anticipation glasses.’”
Alamak, we hope scientists and experts figure out how to prevent this. We don’t want our astronauts going blind!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat