Failing Eyesight

Failing Eyesight

RECOVERY PLAN

Myths:

Nearsightedness is a genetic condition and only gets worse.

Facts:

Nearsightedness can be improved in a majority of cases through vision therapy, nutrition, and lifestyle changes. (Longsighted also responds to the same measures).

Overview:

Myopia is defined as nearsightedness. This means you can focus better on near objects such as when reading than on distant objects. How well you see near varies depending on the amount of nearsightedness a person has. Over 1/3rd of the population are nearsighted. Interestingly, less than 20 per cent of those are born nearsighted. New studies show that the nearsightedness in these 20% was almost certainly caused by mothers eating high levels of starchy food during pregnancy.

Symptoms:

Difficulty seeing details in the distance clearly without the use of glasses.

Causes:

The causes of myopia can vary from person to person, but below are some of the variables that may affect one’s near vision:

  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Stress, causing poor blood flow around the eyes and poor digestion.
  • Excessive time spent at close-up work such as work on computers, sewing, accounting, jewellery work causing a stress response around the eyes.
  • Personality type. There are emotional factors that effect how one’s vision develops.

Conventional Treatment:

Glasses with prescriptions that tend to become stronger every one to two years.

Alternative Treatment:

There are a number of steps shown in the Action Plan.