Children & Myopia 2016-11-09T02:17:20+00:00

Child Myopia.  This is one that gets Jake upset on a regular basis.  Children (in most cases) don’t need glasses!  What they need is educated parents who understand eye strain, ciliary muscle spasm, the impact of lots of close-up reading time, of staring at smart phones and computer screens.

An ounce of prevention, as they say.  Read carefully through this section for lots of tips about preventing and reversing child myopia, find parents who had success banishing their child’s myopia, get hope an motivation to keep your own children’s eyes healthy!

14 Year Old Reduces Myopia By 0.75 D (Optometrist Confirmed)

An update today from your favorite irresponsible e-mail chaperone.   Yes, a Jake's been a bit lagging in posting improvement reports.  Let's fix that today with a particularly inspiring one.  As you read this one, think no help or support from the parents, no guidance from any optometrist, no BackTo20/20 membership.  Just the blog, determination, and the ability to put the various two's and two's together.   Here's Anne awesome e-mail: Hats off. Somebody is going to have no trouble finding [...]

By |Child Myopia, Just With Blog|

7 Year Old Child: Reduced -2.25 D To -1.55 D & Astigmatism Eliminated

Li posts in our Facebook group: Progress update of my 7-year-old son Myopia detected February 2017 (optometrist confirmed) Right -2.25 cyl -0.25 Left -1.5 cyl -0.5 Spectacle introduced. March 2017 (computer check at optical shop) Right -1.75 cyl -0.25 Left -1.5 no cyl Spectacle adjusted. April 2017 (optometrist confirmed) Right -1.50 no cyl Left -1.25 no cyl Spectacle adjusted. Here are the changes we made. I wrote lengthy, but is just a little change. - distance during closed up activities [...]

By |Child Myopia, Just With Blog|

Child Developing Myopia – Uncooperative With Prevention?

There has been quite a lot of discussion in the Facebook group lately, about child myopia.  Likewise, endmyopia e-mails have a lot of child questions. So let's talk about child myopia, and child cooperation today. Important Note:  Before you start playing around with endmyopia concepts, it's really important to realize that children's eyes are still developing.  You can play around quite a bit with focal planes as an adult, and not go too far wrong - at least compared to [...]

By |Child Myopia, How To's|

Simple Changes Reduced 10 Year Old’s Myopia By 34%

The story today:  Ten year old girl reduces myopia from -1.50 diopters to -1.00 diopters, in just one single year.  And anyone can do this for their child. A smart reader once pointed out that endmyopia isn't alternative medicine, or a competitor to modern optometry.  Endmyopia is simply not about medicine.  Endmyopia is about science.  We look at studies, we conduct experiments, we test hypotheses, we measure, we record, we quantify results.   We don't advocate cures, we don't proclaim to be [...]

By |Child Myopia, Just With Blog|

Coopervision MiSight Contact Lenses: A Breakthrough In Myopia Control?

A contact lens, specifically marketed to children, said to prevent high myopia? Coopervison MiSight contact lenses present a complete paradigm shift in commercial, mainstream myopia control.  They should be making news worldwide for their break with tradition, and wild claims that focal planes affect myopia development. But nobody is really talking about them.  Why? Let's take a look at what Coopervision claims with their MiSight contact lenses: "Reduces Myopia Progression" "Reduces myopic progression, for better vision when not wearing glasses [...]

By |Child Myopia, Focal Planes, Myopia, Science|

Overnight High Myopia Shock: 5 Year Old Goes From 20/20 To -5.00D!

Imagine, you have a young boy.  Everything is all fine and great, boys will be boys.  Until one day, that is.  One day which is today when he comes running up to you and says, all scared sounding and confused:  Daddy, I can't see!   Yikes!  You're freaking out, naturally.  Freaking out and taking the little one to the optometrist as fast as you can.   And this is where it all starts. Sit back and grab your favorite pipe [...]

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