How To Prevent Nearsightedness


Nearsightedness also known as myopia is the condition when a person cannot see
distant objects clearly unless glasses are worn many children develop myopia during their
school years can we prevent a child from becoming nearsighted? this information is brought to you as a public service by the International Myopia Prevention Association a nonprofit research organization dedicated
to preventing nearsightedness nearsightedness is caused by focusing on close
up objects such as a book or a computer for for long periods of time prolonged close working is unnatural and stressful the eyes get stuck in the close up focus position and can focus only at shorter and shorter distances this happens because the focusing muscles
also called ciliary muscles lock up causing the eyes to become more elongated and thus more nearsighted clear distance vision is lost forever what can be done to prevent nearsightedness
in a child? the problem must be caught as soon as the child experiences the first difficulty in seeing distant objects clearly such as the TV or the writing on the board
at school don’t delay or an irreversible over elongation of the eye will occur eye doctors prescribe distance glasses to correct blurred distance vision but this makes the problem worse because they
force the focusing muscles to stay locked up which further elongate the eyes this results in the need for stronger distance glasses the child is thus doomed to a lifetime of reliance
on distance glasses and worsening eyesight there is an alternative! if a child uses reading glasses for prolonged
periods of reading and other close work the focusing muscles should not locked up and nearsightedness should be prevented the child will not be reliant on reading glasses reading glasses are just a protective tool
to be used for periods of close work instead of prescribing distance glasses the
eye doctor should inform parents about this option of using reading glasses for reading
and prolonged close work for the child who is on the verge of becoming
nearsighted [plus three] reading glasses should usually be
prescribed there is no need to sacrifice a child’s vision

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