Shining More Light On Nearsightedness

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The amount of time spent outdoors in daylight is also a risk factor for developing, and worsening, nearsightedness. Depending on the amount of time spent in daylight, you may be subjecting yourself to low, medium or high risk of myopia.

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Glaucoma and Myopia

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Another reason to slow down the progression of nearsightedness is the increased risk of glaucoma. Nearsightedness, or myopia, increases the risk of glaucoma by 4x’s. Glaucoma slowly kills the nerves in the eyes, and is a leading cause of blindness. If someone develops glaucoma, he won’t even notice any changes in how he sees until 30%-50% of the nerves have already died.

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Cataracts and Myopia

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Controlling myopia, or nearsightedness, is important because of the associated risks of being nearsighted. For example, a person who is nearsighted is at a 2-5X’s greater risk for developing cataracts. Cataracts are a leading cause of visual impairment in the world. Even though cataract surgery is a fairly common procedure, your own crystalline lenses still work better than the artificial ones.

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Prevent Nearsightedness

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Ortho-K can help slow progression of nearsightedness by up to 50%. This treatment gently reshapes the cornea. As a result, neither glasses or contacts are needed during the day to see well, and myopia progression can be slowed down. The safety and effectiveness of this treatment has been shown in multiple clinical studies involving elementary school children.

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