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Nearsightedness Can Be Prevented!
|Eyecharts||Introduction: Nearsightedness (myopia)
was once thought to be genetic -- inherited from your parents -- but it's
now clear that idea was only partially correct. Countless modern studies
indicate with little doubt that nearsightedness is the result of doing
more near-work than our eyes were made for, and people are
susceptible in degrees that vary with their heredity. That is to say,
some people are more prone to nearsightedness than others, but the
cause (except in cases of disease) is the strain of excess near-work.
Consequently, there's every reason to believe that nearsightedness can
be prevented by good vision habits. Using the means described here,
people (young or old) who are not nearsighted can avoid it, people who are
slightly nearsighted (20/60) can recover from it, and people who are quite
nearsighted can improve and, more importantly, prevent themselves from getting
Mission Statement: The goal of this site is to tell the public (that's YOU!): 1) what habits cause nearsightedness and 2) what to do about it. Although childhood prevention is best, even adults can improve their vision somewhat using the information presented here.
Disclaimer: We (me and my pals) are vision amateurs, not doctors. Please don't just take my word on this stuff -- that's why I've included the "Other Resources" section. There you'll find some very respectable authorities whose articles & opinions match the advice given here. You can read them for yourself, a mere hot-link click away... click