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Overuse of electronics is causing worldwide epidemic of nearsightedness in children

1/21/2016 - Myopia, or nearsightedness, has been increasing over the past few decades among adults and is showing up more in very young children, even preschool-age kids. It is the inability to focus on objects far away or even just not nearby. Some optometrists and ophthalmologists (eye doctors) think this rising...

Sunlight is GOOD for your eyes! Lower risk of nearsightedness associated with more time outdoors

9/16/2015 10:22:39 AM - Sunshine can reduce eye problems, new research shows. In addition to the many benefits of being outdoors, a study has now shown that nearsightedness, also known as myopia, was less common among children who spend more time outdoors each day. The study, which was published in the Journal of the American...

Timeline of FDA raids on raw milk farmers, dietary supplement makers and natural medicine practitioners

8/10/2011 - The US Food and Drug Administration has a long history of conducting armed, SWAT-style raids on farmers, cancer treatment pioneers and dietary supplement manufacturers. This list, compiled by the editors of NaturalNews, reveals only some of the hundreds of armed FDA raids that have been conducted in...

Look at Medicine and its Cross-Eyed View of Nearsightedness

5/10/2010 - People prescribed glasses for myopia (near-sightedness) find their error of refraction to increase by an average of -.25 diopters per year. Glasses do not cure myopia but rather treat symptoms of dis-ease. What is the cause of myopia? One popular textbook cites research that showed that myopia...

Prevent Myopia, Part VI: Pinhole Glasses Work as Prevention Aids

3/30/2009 - Few people have even heard of pinhole glasses, although they have been around for a long time. Pinhole glasses are not made of glass at all but of an opaque substance such as plastic. The user looks through any of the many small holes in the material. These holes have the effect of reducing the width...

Prevent Myopia, Part V: The Role of Our Schools

3/26/2009 - Isn't it strange that there is no school board anywhere that makes myopia prevention knowledge available to parents and students? They are entrusted with the care of our children, but ignore the obvious fact that one third of our children are becoming visually impaired as they are taught to read. Even...

Prevent Myopia, Part IV: How to Prevent Myopia

3/26/2009 - Previous articles in this series presented evidence that myopia is not inherited as generally believed but is caused by the prolonged close work we do in a modern society. The usual treatment we receive from eye doctors ignores this fact. The result is often steadily-increasing myopia which can lead...

Prevent Myopia, Part II: The Importance of Prevention

3/21/2009 - The obvious nuisance and great expense of wearing glasses or contacts for a lifetime is the least of the problem. Few people realize, because the doctor never mentions it, that myopia can lead to serious vision problems, including retinal detachment, macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract and even...

Prevent Myopia, Part III: Research Supports Prevention

3/19/2009 - Over 100 years ago, researchers noted that people who used their eyes a lot for close work, such as bookkeepers, were often nearsighted. And those who used their eyes mostly for distance, such as farmers and soldiers, were rarely nearsighted. The conclusion was that myopia is caused by constant close-up...

Prevent Myopia, Part I: The Cause

3/11/2009 - Myopia (nearsightedness) is an abnormal elongation of the eye, causing distant objects to appear blurred. Now, because of computer use and learning to read earlier in life, it is becoming an epidemic. In the US, roughly one-third of our children, although born with normal vision, end their school years...

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