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The Cause of Myopia
Myope:  If I don't wear the glasses all the time, will my nearsightedness get worse?
Eye Doctor: Myopia is genetic.  Myopia is inherited.  Your eyes will grow as you grow which results in more and more myopic eye, regardless of what you do. 
It is genetic. There is nothing you can do to stop it.
That is not true.  That is nonsense.  That is irresponsible.  Read on.
Normal eye can see clearly up to 20 feet (6m) or more.  (Figure 1)
A 0.50D myopic eye can only see clearly up to 6.6 feet (2m).  (Figure 2)
A 1.00D myopic eye can only see clearly up to 3.3 feet (1m).  (Figure 3)
1.00D myopic = 3.3 feet (1m).  (Figure 3 Large)
2.00D myopic = 20 inches (50cm).  (Figure 4 Large)
3.00D myopic = 13 inches (33cm).  (Figure 5 Large)
4.00D myopic = 10 inches (25cm).  (Figure 6 Large)
  5.00D myopic = 8 inches (20cm)
  8.00D myopic = 5 inches (12.5cm)
10.00D myopic = 4 inches (10cm)
If you use the computer all day long everyday with the computer screen placed 20 inches away from your eyes without wearing glasses, do you really think your eyes will "grow" longer and longer to 4.00D in which case you can only see clearly up to 10 inches (25cm)?
If you read all day long with the book placed 16 inches away from your eyes without wearing glasses, do you really think your eyes will "grow" longer and longer to 4.00D in which case you can only see clearly up to 10 inches (25cm)?
Do you really think it will continue to "grow" longer and longer to 5.00D (8 inches / 20cm),  8.00D (5 inches / 12.5cm) or 10.00D (4 inches / 10cm) ???
In reality, it won't  !!!
If you use the computer all day long everyday with the computer screen placed 20 inches away from your eyes without wearing glasses, your nearsightedness is only going to get worse to 2.00D AT MOST, in which case you can only see clearly up to 20 inches (50cm).
If you read all day long with the book placed 16 inches away from your eyes without wearing glasses, your nearsightedness is only going to get worse to 2.50D AT MOST, in which case you can only see clearly up 16 inches (40cm).
If you read all day long with the book placed 13 inches away from your eyes without wearing glasses, your nearsightedness is only going to get worse to 3.00D AT MOST, in which case you can only see clearly up 13 inches (33cm).
Without wearing the prescription glasses, your nearsightedness will not continue to get worse to 5.00D (8 inches / 20cm),  8.00D (5 inches / 12.5cm) or 10.00D (4 inches / 10cm).
Without the use of the harmful and destructive prescription glasses, the eye will NOT grow longer and longer.  There is no science behind it.  It does not make any sense.  It's all made up as a cover-up.
It's made up so that you will wear the harmful and destructive prescription glasses which will REALLY make your nearsightedness worse and worse so that they can continue to make lots of money by selling you stronger and stronger glasses year after year.
Eye Doctors and Their Flawed Education
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See what other GOOD (& smart) eye doctors have to say.
Steve Gallop, O.D. ,  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
"Dr. Gallop specializes in myopia reduction.  He has helped countless people prevent, reduce or eliminate the need  to wear lenses to see clearly in the distance.  Nearsightedness (myopia) frequently gets worse due to wearing the lenses prescribed by most doctors to 'correct' the problem."
(from Dr. Gallop's home page)
Lenses that are worn to see clearly in the distance do not accomplish the goal of seeing comfortably and efficiently close up.  Specially prescribed near lenses are required.  These lenses will increase comfort, productivity, and endurance.  They will, in many cases, permanently increase distance clarity as well."
(from Dr. Gallop's article on nearsightedness).
Donald Janiuk, O.D. ,  Poway (metro San Diego), California:
"Based on over thirty years of clinical experiences I have found that those myopes who remove their distance Rx, and/or if necessary wear an appropriate stress relieving near Rx rarely progress to any significant degree.  Those myopes who continue to wear their distance Rx for prolonged near work will almost universally develop more myopia than those who remove their distance Rx for near work."
Steve Leung, Optometrist ,  Hong Kong, China:
"The minus lens is used merely as an aid to vision, ie., compensation by external means.  In the majority of cases, naked-eye vision gets worse with the traditional minus lens correction......At times, the best that I can do is to emphasize that the use of (minus lens) glasses be restricted to chalk board, and always must be removed after class...... The earlier age you begin wearing the minus lens, the faster vision deteriorates.  The minus lens can make vision worse all by itself!  Many scientists, engineers and health workers have formed this opinion -- that the minus lens is definitely harmful to young kid's long-term vision.... My goal is to look to the future and begin preventive methods which can be effective for the child who is on the threshold of myopia."
Other GOOD Practicing eye doctors (who help people see better without glasses or surgery) who have the same view -- glasses worsen myopia.
www.i-see.org/eyedocs.html
Antonia Orfield, O.D., Boston Massachusetts
Merrill Bowan, O.D., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Joel Roffer, O.D., Farmington, Connecticut
James B. Mayer, O.D., Thousand Oaks (metro Los Angeles), California
Larry A. Jebrock, O.D., Novato (metro San Francisco), California
Ray Gottlieb, O.D., Ph.D., Rochester, New York
Some Basic Information:
Lens Power, P = 1/d     =>   d = 1/P
where d = distance (focal length)
2.00D myopic eye,  P = 2.00   =>  d = 1/P = 1/2 = 0.50m = 50cm (20 inches)
3.00D myopic eye,  P = 3.00   =>  d = 1/P = 1/3 = 0.33m = 33cm (13 inches)
3.00D myopic eye can only see clearly up to 33cm (13 inches).     (i.e., Far Point = 33cm)

  0.50D myopic eye, Far Point = 200cm  (80    inches)
  1.00D myopic eye, Far Point = 100cm  (40    inches)
  2.00D myopic eye, Far Point = 50cm    (20    inches)
  3.00D myopic eye, Far Point = 33cm    (13    inches) 
  4.00D myopic eye, Far Point = 25cm    (10    inches)
  5.00D myopic eye, Far Point = 20cm    (  8    inches)
  6.00D myopic eye, Far Point = 17cm    (  6.6 inches)
  7.00D myopic eye, Far Point = 14cm    (  5.6 inches)
  8.00D myopic eye, Far Point = 12.5cm (  5    inches)
  9.00D myopic eye, Far Point = 11cm    (  4.4 inches)
10.00D myopic eye, Far Point = 10cm    (  4    inches)
If you read with the book placed 13 inches away from your eyes without wearing glasses, your nearsightedness is only going to get worse to 3.00D, AT MOST, i.e,  Far Point = 13 inches.  Your far point will NOT continue to decrease to 8 inches or 5 inches or 4 inches. 
It just WON'T.  This is science.  This is common sense.  This is the truth.    Science = Truth
                 Medical = Business,     Medical = Nonsense,       Medical = Money.
If we do not do prolonged close work at a closer distant such as reading with the nose on the book, this is pretty much how bad our myopia is going to progress.
Without the use of the prescription glasses (minus lens), myopia seldom progresses beyond -3.00D.  It will normally stay below -2.00D which most people can live with.  This is indeed what happens to indigenous or primitive people and people in underdeveloped countries who also do some sort of close work such as knitting, tool making, etc. who, fortunately, have no access to the prescription glasses.  This is also what happens to the people who refuse to wear the prescription glasses or who do not wear the prescription glasses all the time such as for prolonged close work in developed countries today.
Proof1
High Myopia does not normally occur without the use of the prescription glasses(minus lens).
Proof2
For most people in developed countries, when we cannot see clearly in the distance, we simply go to the eye doctor's to get a pair of  prescription glasses so that we can see clearly in the distance.
The prescription glasses "seem" to solve the problem.  The minus lens which bends the light away from the center does the trick by bringing the light from a distant object to a focus on the retina resulting in a clear image.  (Figure 11 Large)
The Real Problem Begins......
We wear the prescription glasses all the time as told by the eye doctor.  The eye doctor also tells us that the glasses have no side effect whatsoever.
We continue to do prolonged close work, wearing the prescription glasses this time.
Remember, close work without glasses does not require much effort from the myopic eye as shown in Figure 9 Large.
However, close work with the prescription glasses requires a lot of effort from the eye.  If the eye loses its power of accommodation which occurs with aging, the light from a close object which is bent away from the center will end up behind the retina resulting in a blurred image as shown in Figure 12 Large.  This is indeed what happens to older people.  This is the reason why older myopic people have to remove their glasses to read.  (see Figure 9 Large)  Power of accommodation decreases from 20 Diopter of a six-year-old child to about 2 Diopter of a fifty-year-old adult.
Therefore, when doing close work with the prescription glasses, the eye has to work harder to focus the light from a close object on the retina. (Figure 13 Large)  This is an easy task for young adult and children whose eyes are full of power.  (20D for a 6-year-old child)
After a while, the pressure in the eye causes the eye to elongate resulting in a more myopic eye. (Figure 14 Large)
After the eye elongates, it does not need to work as hard.  The eye can now do the close work with a lot less stress.  (Figure 15 Large)
However, the eye can no longer see clearly in the distance wearing the same pair of prescription glasses.  (Figure 16 Large)
We go to the eye doctor's for the second time.  The eye doctor gives us a pair of stronger prescription glasses so that we can see clearly in the distance again.  (Figure 17 Large)
The Problem Continues......
We wear the prescription glasses all the time as told by the eye doctor.  The eye doctor tells us again that the glasses have no side effect whatsoever.
We continue to do prolonged close work, wearing the new pair of prescription glasses this time.
Remember, close work with the older pair of prescription glasses does not require much effort from the myopic eye.  (Figure 15 Large)
However, close work with the new pair of prescription glasses requires a lot of effort from the eye.  If the eye loses its power of accommodation which occurs with aging, the light from a close object which is bent away from the center will end up behind the retina resulting in a blurred image as shown in Figure 18 Large.
Therefore, when doing close work with the new pair of prescription glasses, the eye has to work harder to focus the light from a close object on the retina. (Figure 19 Large)
After a while, the pressure in the eye causes the eye to elongate resulting in a more myopic eye. (Figure 20 Large)
After the eye elongates, it does not need to work as hard.  The eye can now do the close work with a lot less stress.  (Figure 21 Large)
However, the eye can no longer see clearly in the distance wearing the same pair of prescription glasses.  (Figure 22 Large)
We go to the eye doctor's for the third time.  The eye doctor gives us a pair of stronger prescription glasses so that we can see clearly in the distance again.  (Figure 23 Large)
We wear the prescription glasses all the time as told by the eye doctor.  The eye doctor tells us again that the glasses have no side effect whatsoever.
Nearsighted People's Worst Nightmare.
One day while jogging in the park, suddenly, the retina detaches from the back wall of the eye. (Figure 24 Large)
Our vision is lost forever.
Thanks to The Eye Doctors.
Thanks to the eye doctors who continuously prescribe us with stronger and stronger pair of prescription glasses and tell us to wear it all the time.
Thanks to the eye doctors who, up to this minute, still deny the side effects of wearing the prescription glasses all the time.
Thanks to the eye doctors who, up to this minute, still deny prolonged close work as the major cause of myopia.
Thanks to the eye doctors who refuses to help us with myopia control.
Thanks to the eye doctors who make our eyeball elongate which results in
Retinal Detachment.
The Problem Ends.


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