If you set foot into any optic shop, the optometrist will sell you glasses for your children.

They say, it’s inevitable anyway.

Eyes you know, pesky things.

Never work right.

But what if you could keep your child’s eyes healthy?

Or more fascinatingly, what if you could completely reverse your child’s myopia, in as little as a year or even less?

Today, Nate posts in the forum:

I have a daughter who just started kindergarten this week. She’ll be learning how to read this year. If she is anything like my other kids (or Me!), she will love reading. I’ve already talked with her about good distance while reading, taking breaks, doing other things-but she is 5 years old. I’ve also bought her a pair of +1.25 lenses for computer work, and also for reading when she starts to do it a little more. Is that a good prescription strength for prevention in a kindergartener? Any other suggestions?

We started my older son in the program back in November. At the time, his prescription was -1.25/1.00. His centimer measurement was 90. After 9 months of work, his centimeter is 175, and on the snellen he gets to 20/30. Also, he tells me that in class, the chalkboard is just a tiny bit blurry at first, and then he can totally clear it up, which I guess means he is at the right distance, and using active focus appropriately.

And that’s how it’s done!

Lots of posts on the topic of child myopia, prevention, recovery, and how-to’s in the child myopia category.

Whenever the optometrist says, oh boy.  That myopia is really starting at a young age.  Your child needs to get into some glasses!

What’s the most appropriate response?


The important thing  to avoid is arguments.

In many places optometrists are either a) not permitted to write lowered prescriptions or discuss prevention or b) the concepts weren’t part of their education curriculum.  And either way, you are not expected to (or aren’t legally permitted in various ways) to make your own choices about the eye health of your children.

Heady stuff, considering the consequences of minus lens prescriptions.

Which is why the easy, trouble free response to kids-glasses,


And don’t get me wrong.

I’m all for annual ophthalmologist checkups.

Let’s not forsake modern medicine and especially catching issues early.  There are lots of great reasons to get your child’s eyes checked.

Just don’t do it at a place where 90% of the square footage is taken up by fashion frames and other lens sales prerogatives.

If you go to a lens sales shop, you are going to be sold lenses.

And that, as we know ….


Especially when like in Nate’s case, you’re dealing with just a small single diopter correction.

Best part, those habits will stay with your kids their whole lives.

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