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!

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 [...]

12 Year Old Boy Beats Myopia

Lots of things occupy your darling eye guru's wee little brain, with this @endmyopia project. How do I get the new reader to stick around long enough to seriously consider natural myopia control?  How do we create credibility and trust?  Do we need to do social media things, make videos, leverage tools to get younger myopes thinking about their eyesight?  And if we do, how do we do it? And sometimes of course, I think ... man, why keep putting all [...]

Selling Glasses To Children: Should Be Illegal?

Welcome back to the blog, dear kitteh.  Pull up a chair, let uncle Jake tell you a story. Uncle Jake recently had a little baby boy (eight months recent, as of this writing).   While that was a bit of a semi-unplanned event, it's changed Jakey's perspective on quite a few things.  Among them, the thing you really get as a parent, protecting the small and innocent.  If you're a parent, you know what I'm talking about.  You will straight up [...]

By |Child Myopia, Questionable Therapy|

Glasses Cause Serious Psychological Stress In Children

Kairi posts a great study link in the forum today (published in OVPJournal, site here), looking at psychological stress in children from myopia development.As you already know, myopia isn't a real illness.  Giving glasses to children for myopia is a terrible idea.  I've been saying this for years, while working to help parents use a more holistic approach to manage their child's healthy eyesight.  As usual, there is science substantiating these common sense premises:Psychological Stress in Childhood and Myopia Development [...]

By |Child Myopia, Science|

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