Can You Cure Nearsightedness Naturally?

Can You Cure Nearsightedness Naturally?If you have to squint to recognize that person waving at you from down the street, you’re not alone—not only that, but your numbers are growing every day.

According to a recent research study funded by the National Center for Health Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Eye Institute, the presence of myopia, or nearsightedness, has significantly increased over the past 30 years.

How significantly?

The data shows that the incidence of myopia in Americans ages 12 to 54 is up from 25 percent in the 1970s to 41 percent this decade.

That’s an increase of 66 PERCENT!

Not surprisingly this increase coincides with the increase in electronic devices. Computers, cell phones, and video games have all increased in use during this same time period. Now with the popularity of electronic reading devices there is even more danger to our vision.

What is nearsightedness?

If you are part of the nearsighted nation, your eyes focus incorrectly, making distant objects appear blurred. As a result, someone with myopia tends to squint when viewing faraway objects. This gesture is the basis of the word “myopia,” which comes from two Greek words: myein, meaning “shut,” and ops, meaning “eye.”

What causes nearsightedness?

In the past, if you asked your doctor or ophthalmologist what caused nearsightedness, almost certainly he or she would’ve responded, “Genetics.” While it’s true that nearsightedness runs in families, this recent study — covered by everyone from Good Morning America to the New York Times — seems to suggest that environmental factors play a significant cause.

When interviewing Dr. Richard Besser, senior health and medical editor for ABC News, Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos pointed out that last year alone, there were 110 BILLION text messages sent, double the amount of the previous year. With this as an example, consider all the computers sold each year.

There is almost no job that does not require at least some time spent in front of an electronic screen.

The dates of the study correspond almost perfectly with the rise in near-point stress in American life, as we spend more and more of our time surfing the Web, texting on cell phones, watching TV, and playing video games.

As the Times put it, “Higher levels of education are often associated with nearsightedness, and people are more likely to have jobs that involve focusing on nearby objects, believed to be a leading cause of the condition.”

Even though this should make seeing easier because things close up are not blurry for a nearsighted person, it in fact adds to eye strain. They even have a name for this now called Computer Vision Syndrome.

A dramatic effect on children

While the rise in nearsightedness is certainly alarming for the nation as a whole, it is even more so in the case of children. Prevent Blindness America says, “Since so much of a child’s learning is done visually, healthy vision is critical to success in the classroom.”  Today even the very young children are being taught to use computers, both at home and in the school.

While computers open up a world of interesting facts and make learning more fun for young students, they also increase the amount of time that those young eyes are focused on close up work. It is essential that better habits be instilled in our children when it comes to their vision. Until recently, many of the teachers did not realize the dangers that computer screens could pose to the developing vision of their students.

The problem is that, although the CDC estimates there are 12.1 million American school-age children with vision problems, only one in three receives eye care before the age of 6.

Dr. Roy Chuck, chairman of ophthalmology at Montefoire Medical Center in New York, notes that “nearsighted work can really affect the development of young eyes. If that is exclusively the kind of work that you are doing, it is equally important to be outside playing, stimulating your far vision.”

The National Eye Institute plans to dedicate $10 million dollars to future studies, in order to figure out what caused the rise in myopia. But in the meantime, we here at Rebuild Your Vision will be getting regular eye exams, for ourselves and our children; taking our daily eye vitamins; and trading the cell phone, computer, and TV, at least once in a while, for a romp in the great outdoors with our families.

There are exercises that can provide a natural treatment for nearsightedness. The exercises basically train your vision so that you can learn to focus in the objects that are farther away. While these exercises work, they are not an instant cure.

It takes some time to teach and strengthen your eyes so that blurriness clears up. One of the easiest ways to work on your distance vision is by spending some time outside focusing on objects that are at least 10 to 20 feet away from you.

This is especially important for children because their vision is still developing. The problem with children’s vision is that it is difficult for them to tell you if they have a problem seeing.

If things far away from them have always been blurry then they may think that this is just how everyone sees things. This is one reason that it is important for them to have regular eye exams with a professional. While you’re outside with your children make a game of focusing in on objects that are more distant.


About Orlin Sorensen

My vision started to get blurry as a young teenager. Soon I was wearing glasses for just about everything. This was a hard blow for me because I had always dreamed of becoming a U.S. Navy fighter pilot which required perfect vision without glasses or surgery. But I wasn't ready to give up on my dreams, so I looked into every possible alternative which led me to eye exercises. Through daily vision training and eye exercises, I improved my vision from 20/85 to 20/20 and passed the Navy's visual acuity test. In fact Men's Health declared this one of the "Greatest Comebacks of All Time!" Now, I'm sharing exactly how I did it with the program that helped me so people like you can improve your vision safely and naturally, without glasses, contacts or laser surgery.

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  1. Bonita #

    Everytime I ask the eye doctor about what causes eye problems, their answer alway is “genetics.” That’s usually the answer given to everything asked. It just amazes me that they never saying playing games, tv or being on the computer can cause eye problems. I think every kid in America should do eye exercises if they are having eye problems, not wait till eye doctors who feed off your money make you blind by prescribing stronger and stronger prescription.

    • Dude... #

      It’s not just playing games and watching tv… it’s also reading books and spending lots of time writing (whether on a computer or on a paper)

  2. Ephraim #

    Nowadays, the medical profession blame genetics for everything! If everything is on account of our genes, it’s hardly worth bothering with life. But seeing as we don’t know what’s in our genes, it’s better to just get on with life instead of screwing up our brains worrying about pre-disposed handicaps. To take the example of body-building. Some people are naturally muscular whilst others are skinny. But that does not mean that a skinny person cannot develop a muscular physique. They have the option of practising weight-training exercises. If we believed the genetic pre-disposition argument, that skinny person wouldn’t even try. So the same goes for eyesight. Do your exercises!

  3. josh #

    its stupid how most optometrists wont tell the truth to keep their money coming. and people wear lenses because its the quick fix, they dont want to put in the effort either which is senseless. when a family of 4 would have to spend 1200$ for these lying lenses why not explore the other possabilities?

    • Amy #

      lenses don’t lie. Despite the fact that the deterioration of eyesight does coincide with the rise of video games and such, from what I have read there is no significant link between the two. I have very bad short sightedness and without my glasses I couldn’t do anything, not even read the computer screen in front of me. I used to do eye exercises but they never helped my eyes. My glasses aren’t a bad thing, they are a wonderful thing that allow me to do anything you could. Also, my father is a computer programmer. He spends most of his day staring at a computer screen, and his eyes are fine.

  4. Corie #

    I never thought that nearsightedness can be cured naturally. By the way, I’m starting to do eye exercises.

    • Agreer #

      well..? did it work?

  5. Shauna #

    The cause of vision problems. I know what it is. It is sugar and processed food.
    A dentist in the 1930’s, Weston A Price traveled the world and studied the eating habits of indigenous people. He found cavities were extremely rare, despite the people having no toothbrushes, and he also found that their was NO vision problems.
    The sugar and processed foods we eat during adolescence is what destroys are vision. If I could go back and relive my childhood I would not be eating crap. Vision loss I think has not much to do with too much reading and using computers.

    • Rheny #

      Of course what we eat does not help our vision, BUT, far as indigenous people, their whole life style is sooooo different. They are not subjected to what we are on a daily basis. Do a small experiment. For one week do your computer, t.v., reading, lots of close up things and NOT much outside for distance. The following week do just the opposite and do not spend any time doing these close up, straining things, just do a lot of stuff out doors with lots of distance. Before starting have something you can compare at the end of each week, ie a reading chart or something at 10 or so feet away. See how you view (see) it before you start this, and make a note. At the end of the first week view this item again, make a note of how you see it. At the end of the second week do the same thing. You should see a difference from week one and week two. I realized this myself by accident. I do close up work and do not get out of the house near enough and some days my eyes are really bad ( more then the eye Dr. say) I decided I needed to stretch so started to take walks for about 20 – 30 minutes at the end of day when my work was done. After about a week I realized my vision was doing a bit better. I also would not get on the computer until after dinner (which really limited this strain). The indigenous people are out side and always have lots of distance viewing day in and out, which is very good exercise for the eyes and will help relax them. You can not compare these people with us, our worlds are so far apart. They are more healthy for it, not us. Just something to think about.

  6. Light #

    I think doctors should be making a cream for eyes,it might be something dirty in the eyes.So they should try make an eye salve.

  7. Liz #

    I so much want to believe this, I really do. But I was an active, outdoorsy kid – more than most – and still started getting really nearsighted in grade school. How do you explain that? I did read, of course, but this was the ’60s/’70s and there were certainly no computers then.

    Has anyone actually, provably, cured themselves as claimed? If so could they post copies of their medical record as evidence?

    I tried to ask my optometrist about this therapy and he curtly replied that it’s impossible and not even worth discussing.

    I guess my question is (assuming this actually can work) how long does it take, and how do you “wean” yourself off glasses? Since they’re not adjustable, I’m either wearing them or I’m not. If my sight started to get better, I’d need a new prescription, and I can’t afford to buy another pair every few months.

    • Great questions. If you take a read through our website you’ll read lots of stories of people who have helped themselves with eye vitamins (including myself).

      A reduced prescription is part of the process. As your vision improves you’ll need a lower one, which is great, right? As I tell everyone, you have a 30-day free trial with the Ocu-Plus Formula, so try it for yourself and see how it works. That will be the best way to prove it works.


      • Ashley #

        Hi,am Ashley.Quite a motivating story.I can actually relate to it so well because my dream is aviation but am suffering from myopia.Please help

    • April #

      I don’t know about cured, but after two of my teen boys were diagnosed with nearsightedness, I did research on natural cures. I came across many articles citing the over prescription of glasses for kids actually weakening their eyes because the eyes don’t have to work as hard…this causes them to get worse and worse. Their first eye doctor is actually the in who encouraged them to only wear the glasses when reading or driving.

      A year later, we got their checkups at a different clinic and both of them had improvements in their vision. A lot of improvement. One son went from -1.75/-1.50, to -1/1.75, the other went from -1.25 in both eyes to -.5. I was excited to see the proof that my reasearch was true, and shared it with the new doc, but she insisted that they need to wear their glasses at all times. No thanks, doc, I’m going with my instinct on this. If I can prevent my kids from near blindness like my parents and my husband I will.

      • April #

        Sorry…that second set of numbers should have read -1/-.75.

  8. Melvin #

    Doctors always assess the patient by asking several questions regarding their everyday lifestyle. From  the data that they are going to receive, the doctor can conclude what is the real cause of their eye problem. I have myopia and the doctor asked me several questions before referring me to the optometrist for my first eyeglasses.

  9. Laxman verma #

    I am 23 year old. My eye vision is -3.0. Can it be cure naturally? If it is possible. What should I do? I am ready to do anything for my eyes. Reply me as soon as it possible.

  10. Rajeswari #

    Hai Orlin, is it possible to correct -4.5D naturally?

  11. Anonymous #

    But Myopia is a lens problem not a muscular, so I don’t think this will work. I’ve been wearing glasses since Elementary. My visions really bad, and I’ve been looking up eye exercises online. Will they work to cure Nearsightedness? I’m on the verge of crying.

  12. Jo #

    Hello sir,
    is it possible to cure my short sight -4.0D naturally plz help me

  13. Chhea #

    Can my myopia be cured naturally? I think my vision is -0.5….
    Please reply as soon as possible and can you also recommend what I need to do for it !
    Thank you

  14. Mike #

    It is probably genetics. To be more specific, epigenetics. Environment influences genes which influence actions in the body. Control the external and you get better control of the internal.

  15. Anonymous #

    My vision is -11 in glasses. What can I do?

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