Myopia or near sightedness affects more than a quarter of the population in the Developed World. Alarmingly, over the last 50 years, the number of reported myop cases has steadily increased, bringing into question the traditionally held view that myopia is largely hereditary in nature. Research studies over the last few decades have proved that ‘environmental factors’ can significantly contribute to the acquisition and furtherance of myopia, and also that pinhole glasses can help combat this growth. But, perhaps more controversially, it is the discovery that our standard treatment for myopia – a pair of concave or ‘minus’ prescription glasses – whilst providing temporary clear vision, is actually accelerating myopic deterioration in the eye!
Near sightedness almost always develops during childhood. It is caused by the growth of a more spherical cornea, or an elongation of the eye through a build up of pressure in the vitreous chamber of the eye. Either way, light rays entering the eye come to focus at a point in front of the light sensitive retina. The light rays cross paths and begin to diverge before striking the retina, casting a blur circle on the retina itself. In the young, all elements that make up the eye are in a constant state of growth. These mechanisms are naturally more susceptible to ‘external’ influences that might cause an element of the eye to grow more slowly or more rapidly than would normally be the case.
Now, every child needs to learn to read and write. This often requires a child’s eyes to focus on work close-up, such as when reading a textbook, writing or using a computer screen. For an unaided eye to focus in the short-distance, the ciliary eye muscle tenses in order to thicken the eye lens. The thicker lens focuses light rays into a single point on the retina at the back of the eyeball, so the eye can see clearly. Constant close-up focusing causes the eye muscle to spasm, the sclera membrane surrounding the eyeball to weaken, and a related increase in pressure in the vitreous chamber which stretches the sclera and elongates the eyeball further. It is easy to see then, how basic environmental factors, such as schooling, can create a worsening of a myopes condition.
Step in the traditional prescription eyeglasses. On the surface, they appear as the only real remedy to the situation, as a child cannot and must not forfeit their schooling. Unlike pinhole glasses that let only direct light rays through to the eye, concave or ‘minus’ lenses work by diffracting light rays entering the eye so they converge as a single point on the retina, enabling clear vision. The minus lens, by diffracting the light rays, actually makes the object being viewed appear closer than it really is. This begins a vicious circle in which the closer the object appears, the more stressed the eye lens becomes, and the greater the build up of pressure in the vitreous chamber. This is easily demonstrated when reading a book. When the wearer of the prescription eyeglasses reads a book, the words on the page appear closer than they really are. This means that the eyes must accommodate their focus more, leading to further stressing of the eye lens.
Pinhole glasses on the otherhand, do not make objects appear closer than they really are. By allowing only direct light rays to pass through the small aperture of the pinhole, pinhole glasses offer the wearer a greater depth of focus. Combined with the ‘narrower than normal’ beam of light entering the eye through the stopped down aperture, pinhole glasses reduce the blur circle on the retina, so enabling the eyes to see more clearly.If you're looking to strengthen your eyes effortlessly and naturally, this very well may be the most valuable video you ever watched on the topic. -- Click Here To Watch The Free Special Video Report --