contacts for extreme myopia and near work.

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by javerra, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. javerra

    javerra Guest

    I have fairly moderate myopia -10.5 & -12, I've been wearing
    disposable soft contacts for the past few years and maybe swam
    considering itching to gas permeable lenses. Is there any advantage
    to one or another? Does anyone have any recommendations. Also, I
    find myself in an environment where I do near work nealry all day
    (looking at a computer monitor). With my degree of correction is
    there anything that I should be really concerned about since im
    looking at a screen nearly all day? I appreciate any opions out

    javerra, Feb 12, 2007
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  2. javerra

    myopiacure Guest

    Dear Tom,

    -10.5 & -12 are not moderate. They are pretty severe. Since you do
    near work all day, it is better to wear reading glasses over your
    contact lenses while doing near work. This will prevent your myopia
    from getting worse. The power of the reading glasses depends on the
    distance between your eyes and the computer monitor. If the monitor
    is 20" (0.5m) away from your eyes, you could use +2.00D reading

    D = 1/f = 1/0.5 = +2.00

    If the monitor is further away, you could use +1.50D reading

    Try to read at your maximum clear distance. It is best to read at the
    distance where the letters appear very slighly blurred but still
    legible. This eliminates all the stress in the eye which causes the
    myopia to get worse.

    Hope this helps.

    Best regards,

    Myopia Cure Promoter
    myopiacure, Feb 12, 2007
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  3. javerra

    Neil Brooks Guest


    Enticing, even.

    Can you please provide any evidence that this is true? You know:
    randomized, controlled human testing that's been published in peer-
    reviewed, refereed journals, or similar?

    Neil Brooks, Feb 12, 2007
  4. javerra

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    The reason this advice is worthless is because it is based upon the
    fundamental misunderstanding that accommodative "stress" causes
    myopia. What is more likely the case is that inadequate accommodation
    probably contributes to myopia in a person who has the genetic

    Dr. Leukoma, Feb 12, 2007
  5. javerra

    javerra Guest

    I appreciate the discussion and find it really interesting. Is there
    any solid, sound advice that can answer my questions? I just want to
    do everything in my power to keep my sight from getting any worse than
    it is.

    javerra, Feb 12, 2007
  6. javerra

    javerra Guest

    I can tell you that is the case. My father is -13 and I have a
    brother who is around -8 or -9. However, I have twin brothers who see
    better than 20/20. Bad luck in the gene pool on this one.
    javerra, Feb 12, 2007
  7. javerra

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    The primary catalyst for your myopia is genetic. But, I am also of
    the opinion that closework can also be influential in how fast it
    progresses. So, there are some harmless things you can do, although
    they may not work. Wearing bifocal contact lenses might be one of
    those things.

    Dr. Leukoma, Feb 12, 2007
  8. javerra

    javerra Guest

    How about wearing reading glasses while working at the computer. good/
    bad idea?

    javerra, Feb 12, 2007
  9. javerra

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    Do you suffer from blurred distance vison after a long session at the
    computer? How long does it take your vision to clear? Has somebody
    ever measured how much accommodation you actually have? If you don't
    have enough accommodation, then you should be using reading glasses.
    If you are unable to relax your accommodation after prolonged close
    work, then maybe that should be addressed as well.

    Dr. Leukoma, Feb 13, 2007
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