I love shocking people in the exam chair. And a sure fire way to do it is to tell a lifelong nearsighted person they got better. They never believe me until I tell them why and how they got better. You see nearsighted people hate going to the eye doctor because it is almost a guarantee that they are going to get the bad news of “you got worse” or “we need to add some more power to your contacts”. I have good news for all you young nearsighted people. It eventually gets better. Women in their early thirties and men in their late thirties will virtually always get a little less nearsighted. The reason is because the lens inside your eye continues to grow from the time you are born til the time you die. It has new cells laid around it like an onion every year. And around mid 30′s the increased thickness of the lens leads to a farsighted shift in vision. So if you are nearsighted you become less nearsighted but if you are farsighted you become more farsighted.
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