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I read a lot so is there a way to prevent myopia from reading?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Nope!: Surgery is the only way. Glasses and contact lenses will allow you to see well, but do not actually change your eye in any way. <a href="http://www.2020vision.Com/procedures_lasik.Html">lasik michigan</a>.
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Myopic progression: If you are an adult, reading will not likely cause any significant change in your myopia. If you are a child, then myopic progression may occur as the eye grows and can be stimulated by excessive near work. Some slowing of myopic progression can be seen with dilute Atropine and bifocals.

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