Treating nearsightedness on the swingset

By William Goldstein on March 07, 2012

Treating nearsightedness has many options, including non-surgical and surgical, such as LASIK surgery in Detroit, but little has been done to investigate prevention. A recent study looked at glasses, contact lenses and other options to try to find ways to decrease the progression of nearsightedness in children.

The study looked at reading glasses/bifocals, contact lens use, and long-term use of dilating drops to prevent nearsightedness in children. The theory is that, by causing kids to use their 'near vision' less, this might keep them from getting nearsighted. None of them had a big effect.

Large epidemiologic studies show that playing outdoors or prolonged exposure to natural light might protect against the development or progression of nearsightedness. So send your kids out to the swingset! It might save them from needing LASIK in Michigan!!

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