If you're having trouble seeing the eye chart, you might have a bit more to be worried about.

FOX News Radio's Kirstin McNary has today's "Housecall for Health"...

For most people, being nearsighted is no big deal.  It means you can't clearly see things at a distance without glasses or contact lenses.  But it could also mean more serious health problems.

According to an examination of data done in the Netherlands, near-sighted people are nearly twice as likely to develop glaucoma, a serious eye disease that could cause blindness.  The researchers suggest people who wear glasses or contacts should get regular eye screening.