Subject: Doctors who support REJECTING the minus lens (consistent with passing the 20/40 or DMV line)
Reference: It is truly difficult to get a child to 1) Get that nose off the page and 2) Put on that +2.5 reading glass.
Here is proof that doctors do advocated this - as I do.
This is commentary about helping a child with prevention.
We are working through the lessons with our seven year old daughter.
Currently taking centimeter measurements AM and PM for 3 days. We are seeing
-2.25 for both eyes consistently.
It is helpful to read the adult web program along with the child program. Thank
you for making that available.
What plus lenses would you recommend for her? She has never worn + or – glasses.
I noticed a post where someone with -2.25 purchased +1 lenses with a good
So thankful to come across your program because 6 months of Bates yielded
little, though we did make adjustments to her near work (loves to read) and she
didn't get any worse in that time.
From Alex Frauenfeld:
If only we could rid the world of Bates methods literature …
You must have been quite persistent, getting her to do those exercises for six
The best option, if available, would be to visit a convenience store that sells
reading glasses, and testing varying prescriptions to suit her distance. If not,
an inexpensive pair of +0.50 and one with +1.00 (if you buy them online).
There is no need to be aggressive about this process, at all. It is small but
persistent strain that caused the myopia. As long as we eliminate that strain
(better close-up distance practices, less close-up time), it is just a small bit
of positive stimulus necessary, to get improvement.
The important thing is to have patience, and participate, helping her find
active focus. Past that, especially if she enjoys the process (and improving
eyesight), things will progress quickly
As always, the difficult part is the get the parents to get the child to wear
the plus for all close work. I sympathize all people who object to the plus.
But equally, there is little choice (in true prevention) except to wear it.