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----- Original Message -----
From: "Israr Hussain" <email@example.com>
To: "steve leung" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 3:02 PM
Subject: Re: myopia answer
> Thank you so much for your detailed and prompt e-mail
> reply. I am totally convinced that minus lenses are
> not right for my daughter or for any child for that
> matter. I will try to help her with eye exercises,
> nutrition and plus lenses. I will try to figure out
> her + number using the formula that you mentioned in
> your e-mail.
> Thank you once again for your mail, I really appreciate
> it and I wish there were more optometrists in the
> world like you who work on preventing and treating
> disease, not making it worse like most other
> --- steve leung <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I agree nearsightedness is the result of too close
> > near-work and it develops fast at young age (eyes are under developing).
> > The FIRST pair of minus-lens glasses would lead her
> > to deeper nearsightedness. You must consider the subsequent
> > secondary effect (vision deterioration) of the lens before you put it on your
> > kid's face seriously.Such glasses are a mean to compensate vision but nothing
> > of therapeutic to her naked-eye vision.
> > It is not my duty to tell you the power of reading
> > glasses instead you should assess your kid's habitual reading distance.
> > Remember, there is the universal true equation of OPTICS:
> > D = 100/distance (cm) -- that is the power of focusing.
> > Think about the way to relieve near-work stress.
> > Please figure out at your own judgement.
> > Myopia at the stage of -0.50D could be reversed with
> > great effort. It works on your effort and commitment as well as
> > understanding the underlie principle of plus lens. Anyway, myopia could be controlled by
> > reading glasses. The goal of plus lens application is prevention from getting worse.
> > She must put on the glasses as long as she reads and
> > push reading materials back. Myopia prevention is not an easy task, a quick fix
> > of vision with minus lens is easy!
> > There is no expecting result I can forecast. Work
> > and see what you and your daughter reward with your commitment.
> > Best wishes,
> > Steve H Leung
> > optometrist
> > Hong Kong
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Israr Hussain" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 1:46 PM
> > Subject: Please help
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I was looking for alternative treatment for my 8
> > year old daughter who has been diagnosed as being
> > > nearsighted when I came across your website. I
> > have been to two different doctors who have both
> > > recommended -1.5 lenses for her. They say it is
> > > hereditary but I have no history of myopia in my
> > or my wife's family. I am pretty sure it is because my
> > > daughter has been reading since she was a toddler.
> > I don't want her to use minus lenses. Please suggest
> > > what I should do. What number of reading glasses
> > > should she use? Can her myopia be reversed or at
> > least controlled with plus lenses? Also how long should
> > she use the reading glasses before we can expect any
> > > improvement. I am looking forward to your reply.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Israr
> > > Texas,USA