I’m who you come to see whenever you are finally sick and tired of more glasses, higher prescriptions, and absolutely no answers from the optometrist.
It’s a world of chain store optic shops that are little more than prescription mills. They’ll sell you something, and they really have all the tricks to make sure that your eyes will at least appear to need their product.
Ready for an ugly truth? That first prescription, remember it? Way back when?
It totally wasn’t necessary.
Back then you had what medical science often refers to as “pseudo myopia“, or “NITM” (near induced transient myopia). It was a focusing muscle spasm. Too much time in the books, in front of video games, TV. Too much indoors, dark rooms, nose close to the pages or screens. Back then it was just a little focusing muscle problem.
Don’t worry though. I’m not going to unveil some miracle quick fix, here.
Because today your eyes aren’t NITM anymore. Now they are lens-induced, progressive myopic.
And that’s a real problem.
One of the leading causes of blindness is retinal detachment, and retinal detachment risk increases by 400% even for mild myopia. You don’t want to know how much it increases for high myopia (over -5 diopters). I won’t tell you, just to not freak you out.
Or maybe I will. It’s a 10-fold increase. And that’s not to mention the precursors or lattice degeneration. Ever had “floaters”? Little bright spots?
Those are the first signs of “close to screwed”.
A lot of that can be sorted out. If you get on it, not “later, soon, tomorrow”, you can likely still reverse a lot of those trends. I’ve had good success with a whole lot of high myopes over the years. Understanding the science behind eyesight and taking action, that’s the key to getting your eyes back.
There’s no need for questionable “eye vitamins”, or all the pointless eye exercise nonsense being sold online. Don’t trust anything that doesn’t refer to clinical studies and proper scientific evidence.