HomeArticlesHow To Prevent Nearsightedness How To Prevent Nearsightedness By Joseph Donaldson August 11, 2019 Articles, Blog 9 Comments 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 Tags:Association, blurred, blurry, can, can't, change, clearly, complications, contacts, detachment, distance, Epidemic, eye, Eyes, for, glasses, glaucoma, how, In, International, myopia, near, nearsighted, nearsightedness, prevent, prevention, problems, reading, reduce, retina, see, short, shortsightedness, sightedness, the, to, vision, we Related Posts Avoiding Eye Strain With Tech Gadgets The Endocrine System PROM MAKEUP TUTORIAL FOR RED DRESS | Roxette Arisa About Author admin 9 Comments Temperance Raziel December 31, 2015 So much misinformation in this film Reply malwaretester2000 April 3, 2016 You can't avoid it if it runs in your family. Everyone in my family has myopia. This gene is recessive; two copies of the same gene are required. Reply XD the dead Wolf November 17, 2016 I am far sighted from my mom Reply North Maan February 3, 2017 Misleading video Reply duckmanjoel May 3, 2017 Myopia is like male pattern baldness. Genetics. There are idiots that think you can cure male pattern baldness with vitamins or ointments, but you can't cure it without surgery. Reply duckmanjoel May 4, 2017 If a nearsighted person was to wear a +3, they wouldn't be able to see near or far. That's crazy. Reply Hey Boi May 28, 2017 too late😢 Reply Nirajan Pradhan November 13, 2017 How can we reverse myopia? what is a cure? Reply Daniel June 15, 2019 hello I'm 17 years old and have myopia have both eyes -1,0 and my question is I have to wear glasses when I read a book or when i writing in school the problem is when I read without glasses I see everything blurry, I have to wear the glasses when i read? Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.