How to Cure Nearsightedness: Glasses, LASIK or Eye Exercises for Myopia?
Nearsightedness (or myopia) affects more than 70 million Americans – and that number is increasing. Our generation of computer users and couch potatoes has the worst close-up vision than any before. We put so much near point stress on our eyes that 1 in 4 of us have already lost our long distance vision.
If you are affected by myopia – fear not. It may be possible to cure nearsightedness like I did with eye exercises. This article will explain how you may be able to improve your vision naturally and gain better vision for life.
What Causes Myopia?
Myopia is the inability to focus clearly upon distant objects. The rays of light which enter your eye are focused at a point in front of the retina, rather than directly on it. This is usually caused by too much near point stress such as:
- Reading and writing
- Playing computer games
- Working on the computer
- Surfing the internet
- Sitting too close to the TV
This causes the muscles to be in a state of constant contraction, not allowing them to relax enough to focus on distant objects. Over time, the eye will adapt to this stress by elongating the eyeball and aggravating the condition even further.
There are three treatment options available to correct nearsightedness:
1. Correcting Nearsightedness With Glasses or Contacts
Prescription glasses work by refracting the light differently into your eye and creating a sharp image on the retina, enabling you to see clearly. But glasses merely correct nearsightedness on a superficial level. It’s like slapping on a band-aid to hide the wound underneath.
Actually, it’s worse than that, because a band-aid actually has a purpose in protecting the wound while it heals. In contrast, wearing glasses serves no purpose in improving your vision on a fundamental level. Indeed, corrective lenses have been scientifically documented to make eyesight worse:
And it’s not just monkeys that can demonstrate the damaging effect of glasses and contact lenses. Here are a couple more examples of real-life studies:
In my opinion, wearing glasses is not a true solution for correcting nearsightedness. It merely masks the problem and risks further deterioration. In later life, a third of people who wear lenses end up with one or more serious eye diseases by the time they are 70 years old, simply because their natural vision is so poor. Glasses don’t prevent this – so what does?
2. How to Cure Nearsightedness with Laser Eye Surgery
Many people want a quick fix to their vision problems, and I can totally understand that. If I wasn’t so squeamish I may even have turned to LASIK myself once. But having researched laser eye surgery properly for this website I can now say: NO WAY! Not even if it was free and everyone was doing it. There are just too many potential side effects that could ruin your vision for life…
How Does Laser Eye Surgery Work?
Putting all the risk factors aside, this is what happens in a typical LASIK treatment and what you can expect if everything goes well.
Laser eye surgery can be used for myopia treatment on an out-patient basis. It involves the use of a suction ring to hold your eyeball still, a surgical knife to cut open a flap in your outer cornea, and a computer-controlled laser to precisely reshape your inner corneal lens. The actual procedure is not painful but it can be disturbing and is certainly not for the squeamish.
At a cost of around $3,000 and following a stringent after-care routine, you can expect to start seeing an improvement in your vision after 24 hours, with further improvement over the following days and weeks. However, even in a successful LASIK operation, there is still nothing preventing further vision loss.
3. How to Cure Nearsightedness with Eye Exercises
Eye exercises work by stimulating integral components of the eye in a manner that is not achieved through normal daily use. Within days or weeks, you can notice first-hand improvements in your natural vision.
In my story, I explain how I cured my nearsightedness using an eye exercise program called Rebuild Your Vision. I also completely cured my astigmatism.
According to Rebuild Your Vision, most vision disorders are caused by refractive errors, caused by bad vision habits and chronic eye strain. Eye exercises teach you to undo these habits and get your eyesight back into shape, so that you can see clearly without glasses. Learn more here.