Doctors: those eye-obscuring emo bangs can give you lazy eye. Behold:
Optometrists Association national executive member Andrew Hogan warned amblyopia — the medical term for lazy eye — could result from obstructed vision caused by hair.
“If a young emo chap has a fringe covering one eye all the time, that eye won’t see a lot of detail,” Mr Hogan said.
“And if it happens from a young age, that eye can become amblyotic.”
(via The Daily Telegraph)
To get it back into layman’s terms, amblyotic = lazy. According to the article, the most damage is done from ages 0-7 (watch out, emo toddlers!) but it can still develop later than that. We’re just trying to help, RubberJohnny!