Can reverse myopia with plus lenses?

Are you tired of wearing glasses and disappointed that you are getting stronger every year? It’s not necessary. Until ten years ago, I wore stronger and stronger lenses due to myopia. Until ten years ago, I came across a method that can make me reach 20/20 in a year, improve my eyesight and throw away my glasses. In the past ten years, I haven’t worn glasses or contact lenses, but I can drive, read and see everything clearly.

The secret is to learn how to really change my eyes, so that they can clearly focus on any object, far or near, without wearing glasses. The method I use is one of the best examples of self reinforcing technology called hormetism, which I have applied to improve my strength and flexibility in many other areas.

This is not TV advertising: this method requires weeks or months of hard work and regular follow-up, and the results may be different. However, for this relatively small amount of time and energy investment, you may consider the possibility of getting rid of prescription lenses for a long time, which is worth studying.

It is useful to me and many others who have tried this method. The problem with glasses and contact lenses is that they are crutches. Just like using a crutch to help you walk when you recover from a broken leg or injury, glasses can make you feel satisfied instantly, and make your eyes lose their good focusing ability, so that you can suddenly see things clearly.

Glasses are really a quick fix! However, they do not solve the root cause of the first deformation of your eyes: the deformation of the actual shape of your eyes

Myopia is caused by the elongation of the eyes

Hyperopia (hyperopia) caused by shorter eyes.

Just like a person’s will never fully recover, but it will actually become weaker. If you continue to use crutches indefinitely, the use of corrective lenses will gradually weaken your eyes – depending on the situation, either nearsighted or farsighted

By permanently re carving the cornea, laser surgery seems to be the best repair of all, but the risks and complications may be great, and persistent poor visual habits may lead to the need for repeated surgery.

The method that works for me – which I advocate here – is to use anti corrective lenses frequently and strategically for weeks or months, combined with special techniques, including simple eye exercises, to reshape the eyes to achieve and maintain vision.

Unlike other eye exercise techniques (such as Bates’ method), the use of anti corrective lenses has received solid experimental support from human and animal research.

In contrast to Bates’ method, William Bates believes that when trying to concentrate, the shape of the eyes changes, resulting in intramuscular tension.

Bates developed many techniques, such as “palm” and exercise exercises, to help relax the eyes, and “visualization” to enhance the memory of colors and shapes

Compared with Bates Method, hormetism method uses controlled pressure application to guide the adaptive growth response of eye shape, a kind of physical remodeling

Support for this approach comes from a wide range of animal and human studies, which show that the eye actually performs neuroplasticity remodeling based on repeated focused stimuli

These experimental results have been synthesized into a theory called the incremental retinal defocus theory (irdt theory) of myopia development. According to irdt theory, the large-scale close-up focus of the eye (such as reading and wearing negative lenses) causes the image of close-up objects to lose focus on the retina, resulting in biochemical processes that affect the synthesis rate and connective tissue that controls the growth rate of retinal tissue and the shape of the eye. The theoretical and experimental work supporting irdt theory is very interesting,

Anti corrective lenses.

The method proposed here is to use anti corrective lenses very specifically, combined with good visual habits, to ensure the routine changes of eyes used in close and long-distance activities. The most well-documented use of anti corrective lenses is for the reversal of myopia. In this case, it is called “lens plus therapy”

It’s strange to wear, which involves wearing the opposite type of glasses that are usually used for myopia or hyperopia, which makes it uncomfortable to gather at first.

Specifically, so-called lenses are used to overcome myopia and “negative” lenses to overcome hyperopia

In my discussion about rehabilitation, there is a broader discussion about the history of plus lens use on the page. Use of anti corrective lenses

It is a classic example of the five general principles of hormetism, as described in the overview of this website

Adjust the viewing distance to simulate the conditions of the real world as close as possible (that is, when reading books or computer screens at close range, the eyes are actually focused at a distance);

A constraint (eye cap or lens) is applied to the strong eyes to focus on the pressure of the amblyopic eyes, and the strength of the eyes in their ability to hold a comfortable focus limit is adjusted to be uncomfortable to a certain extent, but it is still short “failed”;

Allow full recovery during recess;

Observe gradualness by gradually increasing the focus range over time to force adaptive remodeling of the eye

How to proceed?

Brianseverson gave the clearest explanation of how to use plus lens. He published the key steps in his “visual freedom” system many years ago. Comparing eyes with digital cameras, Severson observed that Yan Qing would try to “auto focus” any slightly out of focus image, but would not even try to focus objects that were significantly out of focus.

In addition, he found that simple techniques could be used to expand the focal length. This is the essence of the technology: step 1 Find your starting focus range:

Take off your prescription lens and put it on the end of your nose. Now push it away slowly until it becomes clear and focused, and then stop.

Now close each eye and see which eye is sending a clear image to your brain. You just entered the focus range of your myopia

It dominates all close work Now open your eyes and slowly push the glasses away until the first sign of not being completely clear and focused, and then stop You just found the limit of the focus range, that eye “

Step 2: push your eyes to increase their focus range

For myopic patients, this is achieved by repeatedly making the printed page slightly out of focus and sharpening or “clearing”. (for hyperopia, the page is zoomed in until it blurs, and then cleared).

The eye adapts gradually to increase its range. This can be done by different objects in different ranges. Therefore, it can be completed by fine print close-up, but it can also be used in the distance with larger objects.

It is particularly useful to focus on sharp lines, such as overhead transmission lines, and houses or trees with sharp edges.

For myopic patients, it is best to use plus lenses, namely “reading glasses”, and hyperopia people are usually used for close reading;

On the contrary, hyperopia can accelerate this process by using the negative lens used by myopia for visual distance

Myopic patients can start with the strongest plus lenses they can wear to keep their reading or computer within their focal length, thereby improving their eyesight. (hyperopes is the opposite).

Generally, for mild myopia, first wear +1 diopter lenses, and immediately wear +1.5 or +2 lenses after feeling comfortable

If myopia or hyperopia is so serious that the anti corrective lens does not allow a reasonable focal length range, it is best or necessary to use a reduced prescription lens, that is, a lens with a slightly reduced diopter of +1 or +2 diopters.

With the passage of time and success, these can gradually weaken and turn to anti corrective lenses.

This is a key step: for focusing exercises, you should regularly push the book or computer out of the focus range slightly, and then wait for the image to be clear again

This will cause slight discomfort, but as long as the distance is slightly beyond the comfort zone, your eyes will focus. If your eyes can’t focus, please move closer a few inches again until the reading material is just focused

This procedure can be followed for hours or more in daily activities such as reading and computer work, watching TV, walking or driving.

You should choose anti correction or reduce the diopter level (positive and negative) of prescription lenses to make the eyes slightly uncomfortable and still focus clearly. If the intensity of the left and right eyes is very uneven, you may need to correct each eye differently (buy two pairs, pop up and replace the side), or cover the stronger eyes with patches or diffusers.

Like CI exercise therapy, this follows the principle of “restraint” to ensure that the main pressure is concentrated on the weaker eye, stimulating it to complete most of the focus until it catches up with the stronger eye and uses anti corrective lenses.

It takes only a short time to use anti corrective lenses – one to three hours a day, with appropriate activities – to make significant progress in a few weeks.

It is important to realize that strong anti corrective lenses are only used for the minimum activity needs of your prescription glasses! Therefore, for myopic patients

Wear plus lenses only when working close (reading and computer work);

For hyperopia, wear negative lenses when looking far away or across the room, but do not wear them when reading or looking at the computer. For myopic patients engaged in long-distance activities (such as driving or watching demonstrations), it is recommended not to wear glasses or glasses with insufficient correction, but very mild positive lenses (less than +1 diopter) can be used when myopia is significantly reduced.

The key is that the eyes will adapt and reshape only when they are under slight uncomfortable pressure. If the pressure is too high, the eyes will give up and make no progress. This principle is very similar to that followed by weightlifters, who understand the importance of slight but not excessive overload.


Failure to understand the need to change or Remove Anti corrective lenses based on the distance of current activities has led to some flawed studies that claim to show that the addition of lenses is ineffective

One example is a paper often cited by Chung, mohidan and OLeary, which found that myopia in children with uncorrected lenses progressed faster than that in children with glasses.

So the vision of these children is actually worse than that of normal correction due to the use of under correction

This seems to contradict the irdt hypothesis that the eye can be stimulated by lens therapy to shorten the axial length of the eye, thereby reducing myopia. This result has also been cited by others for many times to refute the effectiveness or insufficient correction of positive lenses

Work without lens

In addition to using anti corrective lenses for close-up activities (or long-distance activities, in the case of hyperopia), it is also important to often carry out conscious near and far focusing exercises in daily life. When not wearing glasses, spend some time observing and focusing on distant objects, and alternately observe close objects

Just like when using the lens, try to focus on the edges or objects just beyond the current focal length range to make them “clear”. I find it most helpful to choose objects with clearly defined dark lines or borders, such as power poles and power lines or the edges of buildings. You will soon notice that blurred or “double” images will begin to resolve. I remember getting excited when I began to see clear wires and billboard signs, and finally I could start reading signs in the distance. This is one of the most exciting aspects of the technology. On the rehabilitation page, you will find my conjecture on how this bispectrum is related to the mechanism of eye remodeling and irdt theory.

Last sentence: be patient

Your eyes will take a long time to recover, and they will not recover overnight.

Just as it takes time and discipline to exercise muscles in the gym, reshaping the eyes is a step-by-step process that takes time

Most likely, you will notice its progress

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