Latest Research on Myopia (Nearsightedness) Conducted at MIT and Multivision Research Shows How to Prevent It
The latest research on myopia published online this month shows how to prevent nearsightedness. It has been confirmed that myopia can be prevented by correcting the hyperopia of a child at risk of becoming myopic. Medina, A. Prevention of myopia by partial correction of hyperopia: a twins study. Int Ophthalmol (2017). doi:10.1007/s10792-017-0493-7
The results of a prevention treatment of twins at risk of developing myopia indicate that myopia was prevented by partially correcting their hyperopia (farsightedness). The twins’ hyperopia was corrected by one half at age 7 and in subsequent years.
The twins’ eyes were examined yearly to monitor how closely they were approaching myopia. Lenses of specially designed plus power were prescribed after each exam and worn at all times.
The treatment continued for 9 years till age 16. Their hyperopia progressively decreased in all eyes as expected. None of the twins developed myopia.
Multivision Research did the complex computer calculations for the prescribed lens power and for graphing the time course of the twins’ eye refractions based on the equations of Feedback theory. Computer plots accurately predicted the results.
The treatment of the twins with partial correction of their hyperopia was successful. The parents of the twins were delighted that their children did not acquire the myopic handicap that they have. Prevention of myopia with this technique is relatively simple and powerful. The use of this myopia prevention treatment has no adverse effects. This prevention treatment is indicated in children with a hyperopic reserve at risk of developing myopia.
Multivision Research Corporation is the only company in the world that can provide computer predictions of the future myopia of any person and a corrective and preventive course of action to attack the problem and prevent myopia in children.