i am very near-sighted and with a high myopia!

@zz1111 (215)
China
May 26, 2008 8:25pm CST
eyes?! my eyes,you know? i don`t know how it comes to this!but i clearly know how bad it is ! I start to wear glasses when i am in middle school about 14 years old. it is bad day by day,that is ,the myopia grows.but i don`t understand why.I am so careful to my eyes,you know. now, in China there are a number of young people wearing glasses.especially,the student in school.what do you think about this? how is it in your country?and your suggestion?
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@checapricorn (16049)
• United States
27 May 08
Not much but there are still young kids who are wearing eye glasses! I had one in College but I stopped wearing it since I do not like to be dependent! I just tried to eat more vegetables and never read in dark places and try to take care of my eyes! I guess, attitude affects it very much like poor lighting while reading and diet also affect on it!
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@lynettebyc (2416)
• China
27 May 08
Hello, friend, i'm short-sighted too, i wore glasses when i was in primary school. It seems that my eyes are short-sighted in one night, and then i wore thick glasses all day. For a time, i always dreamed that one day my eyes were cured without being notice, believe in god or something else that can make me ok, touch my eyes, or drop water into my eyes, for instance, very imaginative. I am used to the situation, but when thinking of it, still hurt. Eyes are important, i just don't know how to better protect them. **Enjoy life~~**
@aseretdd (13732)
• Philippines
27 May 08
I am already in my thirties and i still don't have any problems with my eyes... and i guess i am very lucky with that... that is the same with all my siblings... and my parents only started wearing glasses when they were in their late 40's... so i think having good eyes is somewhat a hereditary thing...
@dodoguy (1292)
• Australia
30 May 08
Hi zz1111, I believe our eyes are like any other organ in our body - they tend to adapt to how we habitually use them. If we focus a lot of the time on close-up work, then we can lose the ability to properly focus on distant object over a few years. I'd bet that the rural communities in China don't have as much near-sightedness as the urban populations. So getting into the habit of enjoying wide-open spaces with lots to look at in the distance might help, over a number of years, to correct myopia. There are also a number of herbs which are excellent catalysts for healing and restoring proper visual faculties (again, over a number of years). Examples that I know of include Eyebright, Gotu Kola and Ceyenne Pepper. The last two encourage a health blood system and delivery of blood to the extremities (such as the eyes) while also helping to clear toxins and impurities from the eyes. Eyebright is in a class of its own - it has healing effects which are quite specific to the eyes. BUT being from China yourself, you would most likely have access to much better information on these subjects than me. So if you DO find any useful information, please let us know!
• Pakistan
30 May 08
in our country its rare and if some have wear glasses it thinks that he is intelligent than other children
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• United States
22 Jun 08
I am like you, I started wearing glasses at the age of 14. My whole family wears glasses or contacts, so I know there's some heredity to it. It continued to get worse and I became very nearsighted until I started on an extremely healthy diet of broccoli, spinach, and other vegetables and cut way down on sugar and fruits. As a result, my eyes are way better than they used to be. I still need glasses, but they're nowhere near as thick as they used to be.
@laura1167 (149)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I am also near-sighted with a strong prescription for glasses. I usually wear contact lenses and then put my glasses on in the evening when my eyes need a rest from them. I got my first pair of glasses in fourth grade (age 9) and my first pair of contact lenses two years later. Now I'm forty years old and reading tiny print is starting to be a problem. My doctor said to pick up a pair of reading glasses, the kind you can find in a grocery or pharmacy store, in case I need to use them, but I haven't bothered yet. I use gas permeable contact lenses, which is unusual now days. Most people use the soft lenses, some of which are disposable. But I started with the hard lenses and that's what I'm used to wearing. When I try the soft lenses, everything is slightly more blurry from the free movement they have on the eye. I think having poor vision runs in some families. My dad had good eyes but my mother had a strong prescription for glasses and most of my brothers and sisters need glasses as well. Then with my own children, all but one needs glasses. And again it was me with the bad eyesight and their dad has good vision, even in his forties.
@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I have worn glasses my whole life, since I was two yrs. old. I am also very near sighted. Now I am in my 40's and am having trouble focusing up close. i think I am going to have to get bifocles, oh no.....I am getting old, hehe.
@mythreya (90)
• India
22 Jun 08
hey its common now a days that most students have eye glasses.It is due to nutrition and genetical problems.now a days technology is also advanced so much that u get laser treatment for ur eyes by which u can reduce your eye sight and get completely rid of it. I myself have myopia since childhood.so iam going to take laser treatment shortly.
@julyteen (13256)
• Davao, Philippines
13 Jun 08
yes, wearing eye glasses nowadays are very common not only in china but also in our country, i am near to that point that i maybe wear eyeglass because of sight problem. sometimes, felt hurt when i am too much expose to the computer. i am now careful in handling my eyes everyday.
@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
27 May 08
Yes, there are lots of glasses and also contact lenses.. The contact lenses are very popular..
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
27 May 08
I to am very near-sighed. Eye health is like any other health concern, you need to see a professional because they have the latest data on what can be done to try to keep it under control.