Myopia, Prevention & Control

Myopia, Prevention & Control

Workshops held on Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm

See Calendar below for upcoming dates!

myopia: nearsightedness

   At the turn of the century, just 10 to 14 percent of Americans were nearsighted.  Today, the figure is close to 40 percent.  While myopic changes used to stop by age 16, today optometrists find people becoming myopic into their mid-to-late 30s.

   Vision scientists have found that myopia seems to be triggered by prolonged, intense near vision work.  It's often called "environmental myopia."  They have also proven several clinical approaches to prevent, reduce or limit myopic changes. 

 ==== What else have we learned about the triggers for myopia? ====

  • In one major study, monkeys were confined to small cages. Over several months, the monkeys became nearsighted, a visual condition that is extremely rare in nature.

monkey cage

  • In Peru, volunteer optometrists needed just 23 pair of glasses for myopia, but 1700 pair of glasses were required for far-sightedness or astigmatism.


  • In Japan, 93 percent of graduate school students have myopia and/or other severe vision deterioration.

Japanese students

  • Refer to Dr. Slotnick's Blog piece on myopia progression and control, here.

  • For a discussion on how vision therapy helped one of Dr. Slotnick's patients control her myopia progression, review her story here.

myopia control


In this special workshop on myopia,
Participants learn how to prevent
lifelong dependence on glasses,
lenses or eye surgery.


You are invited to attend a special, free workshop to find out what can be done to prevent, limit and in some cases, reverse nearsightedness without surgery to the eyes.

You'll have the opportunity to learn how to identify adults and children who are at risk in time to take preventive action.  You'll learn how to perform key tests, and have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your own vision, or the vision of your children.

We'll provide you with testing tools and checklists, help you discover what causes myopia, and share exactly what can be done about it.  This is a critical workshop for anyone with children, or who is worried about their own near- sightedness.


  • For a list of our upcoming events, click "Agenda" (tab to the top-right). 
  • Click on an event title for more details!

Workshop to be held at the office of

Dr. Samantha Slotnick

495 Central Park Ave, Suite 301

Scarsdale, NY 10583


RSVP  — (914) 874-1177

[email protected]

This event is free



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