Zaifang: Keeping Your Teens Eyes Healthy

From the forum: Okay, right now it’s a bit more than 30 days (thanks to some off days), and we have had some off days, but some of his progress has been pretty great. Here […]

Nov 12,2013 · 2 min read

From the forum:

Okay, right now it’s a bit more than 30 days (thanks to some off days), and we have had some off days, but some of his progress has been pretty great. Here are his measurements from day 1:

Left Eye 21cm -4.75 Worst 20/400 Best 20/100
Right Eye 21cm -4.75 Worst 20/400 Best 20/100
Combined 22cm -4.50 Worst 20/300 Best 20/70 (barely)
-2.00 42cm -2.75 Worst 20/200 Best 20/60 (barely)
-4.00 ??cm -0.75? Worst 20/40 Best 20/30

Then now:

Left Eye 24.5cm -4.00 Worst 20/250 Best 20/80
Right Eye 24.5cm -4.00 Worst 20/250 Best 20/80
Combined 25.7cm -4.00 Worst 20/200 Best 20/70 (much more clearly)
-2.00 47.4cm -2.00 Worst 20/100 Best 20/50
-4.00 ??.?cm -?.?? Worst 20/30 Best 20/20 (only about half though)

Original thread here.

The back story (originally posted here):

I am the mother of a 13-year old (named Michael), and he has been nearsighted ever since he was about 5 years old. His prescriptions started with a -1.00 in both eyes, and since then had managed to increase steadily until his most recent prescription got to -4.75 (with no astigmatism) at his most recent eye exam in July, with a new eye doctor.

If you just recently came across this site, the centimeter numbers refer to this myopia calculator.

And while at 13 years old the adult program is well suited in the majority of cases, there are a number of child related vision improvement posts here, in the child myopia section of the blog.

Hopefully we will continue to grow awareness among parents, to put them in a position to effectively help their children maintain normal, healthy eyesight.  Well done, Zaifang, thank you for posting initial results.  This is the most straightforward way to correct child myopia that I know of, and every successful report helps build confidence for new visiting parents, looking for a solution for their child’s myopia.

Alex discussing myopic child

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Formerly genetically defective. 🤓 Weaned off retail optometry lens subscriptions, now 20/20 eyesight. Also into BJJ, kitesurfing, paragliding, being stupid.

Topic:  Child Myopia

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