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« Reply #105 on: November 07, 2012, 12:20:16 AM »

Okay, I wasn't going to say anything about this, but since someone else did (and no, it's not me ha ha)....

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In my former life, I authored an entire program that I sold on this very topic, and assuming it's myopia you're dealing with, the prevention and somewhat simple solution at this stage (ie, very early on) is to attack the problem with reading glasses. This will make it more difficult to read but will alleviate or mitigate the near-point stress. And... never, ever, ever, ever (to infinity) allow a myopic child to read with corrective negative lenses - that's like adding fuel to the fire.... I mean, unless they're just legally blind or something, but for 99% of the people this will hold true.

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« Reply #106 on: November 07, 2012, 01:24:50 AM »

Yeah!  I am glad I am not an only proponent of this one! 

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« Reply #107 on: November 10, 2012, 02:48:33 AM »

Arielz--thanks for the feedback. I've never heard of using reading glasses, like ever. Is that weird? Should I have? Am I out of it or something? If it were so obviously a good idea, why didn't my optometrist recommend them?

We'll certainly look into it.

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« Reply #108 on: November 10, 2012, 03:11:13 AM »

Arielz--thanks for the feedback. I've never heard of using reading glasses, like ever. Is that weird? Should I have? Am I out of it or something? If it were so obviously a good idea, why didn't my optometrist recommend them?

We'll certainly look into it.
I know the above isn't addressed to me specifically, but given that I know a little bit about this I'll chime in. That you've never heard of this tactic is not a surprise at all. It's a bit recherché sort of knowledge. As to an optometrist recommending it or not, I can't answer. I was somewhat lucky that my first optometrist told me "don't wear these when you read" when I got my first prescription. I've thought back and wondered why he, nor any of my other docs ever explained to me about how myopia is a product of western culture (specifically, school) and how to perhaps slow its progression (my first doc obviously knew what caused the problem, or he wouldn't have told me what he told me). By the time I learned it all, I was in my final year of college! Now that I have some experience with trying to reverse or slow the process, I can say that if he's 1 or less diopters, it may work to reverse some and will certainly mitigate further problems.... though like I mentioned, it would actually make it more challenging to read (plus lens pushes the focal point out, negative lens pulls it closer). Plus lens is only one strategy, but it's a fairly easy one to implement... you just put on some reading glasses for a while. In the very least, reading with no lenses is better than wearing negative lenses - so I'd recommend even if none of this does it for you, at least do that. :-)

If it makes you feel better, there are legit ophthalmologist that specialize in this sort of thing (though I don't know if they'd necessarily say to do plus lens therapy in particular)

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« Reply #109 on: January 08, 2013, 05:26:07 AM »

James who just turned 3 last month has just received his prescription for reading glasses. It was what our ophthalmologist (we use an ophthalmologist as opposed to an optometrist due to my eye disease) suggested as a way to prevent myopic degeneration due to stress. James already has mild astigmatism and mild near sightedness, but not enough for full time correction.
 Our Opthamologist recommended reading glasses because of the close work he does. I just thought I would mention it because this is the thead where I first saw anything about using reading glasses as a prevantitive method for myopia.

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« Reply #110 on: January 08, 2013, 10:00:21 AM »

Korrale4kq, Excuse me if my sentiments are different as I come from a different culture. Wearing glasses at 3 yo is unheard of in our communities and I am constantly worried about my son as we started very early reading with him. Do you think that near-sightedness is genetic or is it because of reading a lot. Can it be prevented in some ways or reducing reading is the only way?

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« Reply #111 on: January 08, 2013, 02:32:15 PM »

It is both. My son most likely will be needing glasses full time because both my husband and I are near sighted. Close work like reading, does incur stress on the eyes and exacerbates near sightedness. What little I can do to prevent my son from having it worse I will do.
And yes he is young to have glasses. And it is only because he does do so much reading that our Ophthalmologist recommended them. In most cases they don't do reading glasses until the child is 5 or in school.

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« Reply #112 on: January 08, 2013, 03:36:19 PM »

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If it makes you feel better, there are legit ophthalmologist that specialize in this sort of thing (though I don't know if they'd necessarily say to do plus lens therapy in particular)

So I was right?

It's been about ten years ago now, but I wasn't lying that in my former life I put together an entire packet of information on this subject and did quite well with it. I sort of became the internet expert du jour as people would ask me a lot of difficult questions that I was able to answer.

Now, as someone that has researched this topic at great length, I can easily answer the following question with near certainty:
"Do you think that near-sightedness is genetic or is it because of reading a lot."

It's almost entirely from near-point stress... this can be reading, this can be video game playing on a PSP, this can be non stop threading & knitting or basically anything that you're doing close up. I'll give you a good example. Alaskan Eskimos never suffered from near nearsightedness. Then compulsory education came to the USA. Those Eskimos that enrolled in western school saw myopia rates similar to the rest of civilization while those that remained outside the education system had the same non-existent myopia rates that the older Eskimos enjoyed. In another study, researchers made caged monkeys wear negative contact lenses for two weeks. After two weeks, each of them had this "genetic" myopia (in other words, it's not genetic).

I would be hesitant to put any lenses on a child, but with the sort of near point work EL kids do, I wouldn't be concerned with mitigating the risk in using some mild plus lenses while actually doing some of the prolonged work such as reading.

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« Reply #113 on: April 12, 2015, 03:44:57 PM »

I've always been using this method! I also try to build a small list of key points too. it's a really good brain exercise.
I sometimes use Coloring pages like Wild Kratts Coloring Pages in the process. It helps me to focus.

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« Reply #114 on: April 20, 2015, 11:31:49 AM »

So out of interest (as someone gradually getting long-sighted with age) - PokerDad can doing close work delay the development of long-sightedness i.e. does it work the other way round?

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« Reply #115 on: May 15, 2015, 11:31:59 AM »

Thanks for sharing this information...

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