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"...

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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.