Can reading damage your eyes?

Turns out that mom may have been right after all .. and nerdy (well-read?)  kids really ARE four-eyes: "The correlation between level of academic achievement and the prevalence and progress of myopic refractive errors is strong; people whose professions entail much reading during either training or performance of the occupation (lawyers, physicians, microscopists, and editors) have higher degrees of myopia, and the myopia may progress not just in people's teenage years but throughout their 20s and 30s."