Khyati: Myopic Child – A Parents Story

When I started the Web version of our myopia rehabilitation program, I decided not to use any of our client success stories from the local office practice. Since the Web requires more engagement on your […]

Jake Steiner

Sep 18,2013 · 3 min read

When I started the Web version of our myopia rehabilitation program, I decided not to use any of our client success stories from the local office practice.

Since the Web requires more engagement on your part, is more challenging as you are working with a screen instead of a practitioner, it seemed disingenuous to use office client successes to substantiate the Web program.  Fortunately though, as more people are finding this online course, positive feedback is beginning to accumulate.

My favorite may well be parent’s experiences improving their child’s eyesight.  From the forum:

Khyati is my 9 yr old daughter whose doctors prescription was LE -4.5 and RE -4.75 (no cyl numbers) in July’13. I got worried about her steep vision deterioration (-1D) in a year. It was then that i searched for vision improvement program on the web. Luckily i found Dr Alex site and joined the Child myopia program.
Within a couple of weeks into the program and armed with the Snellen chart I discovered that she was overprescribed by about -0.5D. I then changed her glasses to the reduced power and also started following the recommendations in the program. I must admit at first it all sounded a bit complex but reading the forum and clarification by Dr Alex helped a lot.
In less than a month I had to order my daughter’s glasses by reducing another -0.5D. I was never so happy ordering new glasses! Last week, just to be sure if we were on right track we visited an optician who confirmed that with her new glasses she was better than 20/20. Which tells me she is due for another reduction of -0.5D. Even if I discount the overprescrition by ophthalmologist, the program has helped her reduce -1.0D in terms of actual vision improvement.
Isn’t that amazing experience for parent who always felt helpless and responsible (i am myopic as well) against the ruthless marching myopia?

Find the whole thread here.

It is one thing, to cure your own myopia.  In most cases, as adults, dealing with our individual health challenges, the level of anxiety is much lower, than a parent dealing with their child.  If you helplessly stand by as your young child is already loosing his/her vision, finding a resource to reverse this development makes a real difference in your life.  

I hope to spend more time discussing the challenges of dealing with a myopic child.  The child myopia program specifically deals with more of the psychological challenges of getting a child to participate – still, it is ultimately the parents’ challenge to make the course work.

Help spread awareness.  A myopic child does not have to be a reality for any parent!

I’m always here to help, via one-on-one and of course the forum (and e-mail), to help with your myopic child related questions.  Myopia can absolutely be avoided, with just a little help.

Enjoy!

 

WRITTEN BY

Jake Steiner

Reformed stock trader. Kite surfer, pilot, vagabond. Father. And of course - the last of the living, imaginarily bearded eye gurus.

Topic:  Child Myopia

Child Myopia