Possible to treat short sightedness?

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Hello. I've needed glasses since around 15 for reading, but I dislike wearing them. Other options include contact lenses but I would like to know if there are other ways to deal with it.

I've heard of eye exercises, but are these just a scam? I'm only 18 so I can't have laser eye surgery yet but should I consider it?

Is there any methods I can use to stop my eyesight deteriorating overtime apart from keeping hydrated and not looking at screens too often?
There isn't, I've had glasses since I was 7 full time, but I haven't heard of eye excercies, but you have the perfect method of not looking too much at screens.
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I think you may have to give in to wearing them. I got glasses at 16 for short sightness and at the start I didn't like wearing them. But I needed them and now I wear them full time.
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(Original post by Surii)
Hello. I've needed glasses since around 15 for reading, but I dislike wearing them. Other options include contact lenses but I would like to know if there are other ways to deal with it.

I've heard of eye exercises, but are these just a scam? I'm only 18 so I can't have laser eye surgery yet but should I consider it?

Is there any methods I can use to stop my eyesight deteriorating overtime apart from keeping hydrated and not looking at screens too often?
Aren't you long-sighted, not short-sighted?
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I can see objects fine at a close distance, but not farther away. I think that's short sighted.
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I can see objects fine at a close distance, but not farther away. I think that's short sighted.
Then why do you need them for reading? :s

Eye surgery is your only option BTW.

And your eyes will naturally stop worsening when you reach adulthood.
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Reading, reading boards in class, registrations when driving, etc.
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Then why do you need them for reading? :s

Eye surgery is your only option BTW.

And your eyes will naturally stop worsening when you reach adulthood.
I'm not sure about that. I heard it can continue to decline as you grow older. Your eyes stop growing at 21 apparently.
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I can see objects fine at a close distance, but not farther away. I think that's short sighted.
Oh I see. When you say 'reading' I assumed you meant reading up close like a book. Usually 'reading glasses' are for up close, it wasn't clear what you meant. But yeah you are short-sighted then
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I suggest you don't opt for laser eye surgery until your eyesight hasn't got worse for a number of years because if it then deteriorates again you'll find yourself needing glasses again!
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My eyesight actually improved the last few years. I practice some exercises, but they alone do not do much, what did help is working on the overall health and maintaining healthy lifestyle incuding working on my diet, posture, sleep, the way I use the pc and other healthy habits.
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