I’m very myopic and I remember reading a lot but I also know that I spent most of my spare time outside. We lived in a small home in Texas. There were six in the family and my grandmother watched soap operas which I was not allowed to watch and was run outside. In fact, I only got to watch TV on Sunday nights. Did I mention no air conditioning?
Interesting. I also heard that if you sleep with the light on, it increases myopia or at least they claim that chickens in lighted barns are more prone to myopia than free range chickens.
I dont know if I believe this though. I grew up in the country and we were outside more than inside and I had severe myopia. So did my brother who was outside all the time.
People need to get outside more. Getting 15 minutes or more of sunlight on your eyes everyday is a good thing.
Video games, Computers, cell phones and iPods...............
My parents used to always chastise me and tell me don’t sit so close to the television set. Now I spend ALL DAY in front of a computer monitor even closer than I sat as a child.
My husband and I spent our childhoods outside, and read a lot. He’s far sighted and I’m nearsighted. Grew up in the same town, same backgrounds. No tv, no ac, just tossed outside in the morning and get back at dark. Considering all of this, can I get a govmn’t grant to figure this out?
It might just be as simple as adequate Vitamin D, something your body makes when exposed to sunlight.