Myopia Remedies

| Modified on Jul 09, 2021
Plus-Lens Therapy, Eye Massages
Posted by Charly (Antwerp, Belgium) on 12/02/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Supplements didn't do much for me and I took them for about 4 months, so I know for a fact they didn't help. But I've been trying a combination of plus-lens therapy and eye massages and went from -3.00 (in both eyes) to -1.00 (in both eyes) in a little more than 2 months. It takes some time and discipline, but it's well worth it. I'm sure I will recover my full eyesight very soon.

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Posted by Charly (Antwerp, Belgium) on 02/10/2010


I'm sorry I didn't update my post there! I am now completely "cured" from myopia.

The progresses of plus lens therapy kind of stopped at -0.50 in both eyes. So, I wondered what happened and why I didn't get any better than that. I experimented taking Lutein, Bilberry, Carotenoids and many MANY other things. It wasn't until I started taking 500mg of L-Glutathione daily that I noticed even better eyesight. It took a while (3 months) for me to notice, but now, six months later, I don't need any glasses anymore! Maybe my myopia was caused by a congested liver or lack of glutathione? I don't know, but I'll keep taking it for ever.

To NIHAL from SYDNEY: Yes, you can start with 1.00 reading glasses! They're especially good when you're sitting in front of your computer.

Blessings to all and DON'T GIVE UP!

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Posted by Anon (Anon) on 09/02/2012

I couldn't get the eye massage ebook link to open but I did find this youtube video showing how to

Posted by Rita Cachia (Melbourne, Victoria Australia) on 11/10/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Vision improvment

I have been taking 3 cayenne pepper caps a day and I cannot believe how i can see better. I am typing away without glasses this evening. My vision is +2.5 on the left and +2.00 on the right.

Also I suffer from a bad cocxyx (tail bone pain) since I started the caps my pain has halved. I read somewhere it heals nerves I think its true.

I am telling everyone about it.I take a capsule with everymeal.Its working. I had a brand new wart which became sore so I mixed cayenne pepper with a drop of water to make a little paste and put it on the wart. Put a bandaid on it and now its gone. Try it.

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Posted by Charly (Antwerp, Belgium) on 02/24/2010


I didn't start taking glutathione for my eyesight, but as an overall anti-oxidant. I constantly switch brands, but always make sure it is the reduced form L-Glutathione (500mg) because this form gets absorbed easily by your body. Apparently glutathione is present in the eye's lens.

Another thing I have noticed is that the white part of my eye ball is now so much whiter. Some people report that it also makes your skin fairer, but as I already am extremely white, I don't see any difference :)

When you first start using plus glasses it IS very uncomfortable, but you will get used to it after a few tries. Maybe start out with a lower diopter and build it up gradually? But if you feel that this method is harming, please discontinue it. I am not forcing anyone to follow it, I only wanted to share what worked for me :)

Yes, I did use 3.00 (these were the strongest I could find OTC) contacts when I first started the experiment. Though, I must say, this was even more uncomfortable than wearing plus glasses. I felt that with the plus glasses, it was easier to take breaks (especially when you're only starting) and glasses worked best for me. Indeed, Janna, the more you will "practice", the faster you will notice improvement. The key is to stick to it, and this is difficult for many.

I hope I answered all your questions,


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Posted by Tom (Regina, Sk) on 10/31/2010


Have you tried bilberry extract?

It is also known as the European blueberry, and does have successful medical trials going back at least 2 decades officially, as well as folk medicine hundreds of years.

Interestingly, it was not in England, but in Italy that most studies on bilberry extract and vision were performed, mostly in the late 1980s. One study achieved an unprecedented 97% success in halting cataract progression using bilberry extract and vitamin E. In another exciting study, bilberryextract improved vision in 75% of nearsighted subjects. A German study using a combination of vitamin E and anthocyanins found either a stabilization of myopia or an actual improvement in visual acuity in the majority of patients, whereas the control group showed further deterioration. The progressive nature of myopia is one of axioms of traditional ophthalmology: once you become near-sighted, the older you get, the more near-sighted you get, requiring a stronger prescription every couple of years. Hence, it is truly revolutionary to note that a group of naturally occurring flavonoids has been shown to either arrest or even reverse the progression of myopia.

To see a sample of the variety of bottles of bilberry capsules out there, just google bilberry. Hopefully it's not a prescription product over there.

Plus-Lens Therapy, Eye Massages
Posted by Kurt (Riverview, Florida, Usa) on 01/21/2011

Many thanks to Charly for the detailed description. However, I accompished "plus lens" therapy by the less painful method of insisting that my last two prescription distance lenses be ground (or selected) 0.5 (or 0.25) diopters (weaker) than the doctor measured for maximum accuity. Similarly, I had him prescribe my reading lenses (separate monovision glasses) so that I could barely read the fine print on my usual computer monitor at about 3 1/2 feet and still read a book in hand. In just over a year my distance glasses went from about -3 diopters to about -1 diopter and my (corrected) vision is still 20/25 or better. Now, I can read my monitor comfortably with either pair of glasses.

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Posted by Christine (Virginia Beach, Virgnia) on 02/01/2009
4 out of 5 stars

Modern day Chinese people have overcome myopia through the usage of acupressure massage techniques. Some of them are listed in the eBook you have mentioned. Today I started doing them.

While it is too early to tell whether they will overcome myopia or not, I can tell you that my eyes already feel more relaxed, and my sinuses are draining better. Perhaps these exercises will help sinus trouble in addition to the myopia that plagues our nation.

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Posted by Angie (Sparta, MO) on 12/02/2008

Hello,could you tell me where you found your information on the plus therapy and the eye massages. I am very nearsighted too.

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Posted by Alex (Thessaloniki / Greece) on 07/09/2021

"Try to carry around the closest plus to your minus diopters. This sounds weird, so I'll illustrate it. If you wear -2.00 contacts, wear +2.00 to read. If you wear -1.5 contacts, wear +1.5 for reading."

That's false and dangerous. Suggesting a myopic person wearing +7D is also dangerous even for reading. Plus lens therapy works to some extend and with long time. Please inform correctly first before using plus lenses for reading books or at the computer screen etc at the edge of blur.

And this last site that is very good but not fond of plus lenses usage

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Posted by Nihal (Sydney, Australia) on 02/01/2010

hello is it okay to start with 1.00 reading glasses? i wear -3.00 glasses at full prescription.


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Posted by Emily (Uk) on 07/27/2020

Hello Charly, thank you so much for detailed information!

I mean to try your method to cure my -6 myopia. Can you clarify one point please? I'm sorry this is so many years after your original post. Even if you don't wear contact lenses (only glasses), do you still wear reading glasses for reading? In the meantime, I'm wearing no glasses at all while I read.

Plus-Lens Therapy, Eye Massages
Posted by Janna (London, UK) on 02/23/2010

Hi Charlie,

thanks so much for posting about your success. It is very inspirational.

Do you mind if ask you which brand of L-Gluthatione you used. I read that the gluthotinoe itself is hard to get into blood stream other than via injections or chewing tablets well before swallowing them. Ingestion of gluthatione is halted by an acid that our stomach is filled with so that even large doses taken orally (3g) are useless in bringing its level up in the blood. How did you overcome this obstacle? Or was the positive effect that you experienced due to placebo in large part? Where did you hear that L-gluthatione can help improve the eyesight? (Perhaps if I read from the same source I will obtain similar placebo effect (no kidding))

Another thing I was curious about is how did you manage with the initial discomfort while reading with the plus glasses on? I made a couple of attempts reading with the 1.25D on. I have myopia of roughly -1.5D and I don't wear contact or glasses at all. It is quite disturbing and unpleasant to read in them. I had the impression that the eye strain and mild dizziness that I got as a result are too strong and perhaps downright harming for my eyes. Was I doing something wrong? I pushed the text away so that it becomes somewhat blurry. I held the text with the glasses on at a distance of an almost fully stretched arm.

And one last question, did you try wearing plus contacts on? From my understanding the more one spends time focusing his eyes the more rapid his progress will be.

Thanks very much in advance for your feedback.


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Posted by Janna (London, Uk) on 02/25/2010


thanks very much for your response.

Why did you get 3D contacts while early in the process? May be I miss something but I thought that one only needs offsetting diopters as strong as one's original ones to reverse the effect of the diopter one might already have on. That it if you wear daily contacts -3D, to do training you have to either take them off altogether or put on training glasses 3D to offset the contacts correcting effect. What do you think? So by this logic if wear none at all during the day, and I already have -1.5D to correct for with swaying and blinking then I might only want to add an extra 1 or 1.5D to still able to see something.

I tried to train with 2D glasses on and this time it went really well and I didn't feel any dizziness or much discomfort. So I have made resolution to stick to this method for at least a month and see what happens, plus will be taking the L-gluthatione of course (see perhaps you made an accidental breakthrough and I'll let you know on this)

Thanks again.


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Posted by Zaaraa (Delhi, India) on 03/13/2010

hi charly,

it was very heartening to read your post of getting out of -3D myopia with the help of plus lenses. i am trying this out for my child (9yrs)who is around the same in Diopters. when you started with did you take supplements along?

what are the other things that have helped you during this, and in all how long did it take you to get over that -3D. also what was your age when you started this therapy? what would your suggestion terms of starting the therapy...he can read comfortably at a distance of around 11inches with the 2 glasses on.

best wishes

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Posted by Angel (Sinking Spring, Pa) on 03/23/2010

Hi Charly, I also am a longtime contact wearer I am wondering wear you purchase your lenses. Where I live they are really expensive. I would like to try what you suggested about slowly lowering the power. I am fed up with my glasses and contacts. thanks [email protected]

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Posted by Charly (Antwerp, Belgium) on 04/01/2010

Namaste Zaaraa-ji,

I did not take supplements in the beginning. I only started them when I saw no further improvement with the plus-lenses. Your son is very young, he may have a nutritional deficiency. You could try the other suggested supplements first from other posts. I believe they are Chromium, vitamin D, cayenne. You could also try Zinc as it is abundant in the eye and a lot of people are deficient. Zind Picolinate is best absorbed. Zinc Gluconate is also OK. If it's not a nutritional deficiency, definitely try L-Glutathione! :)

Over all it took me 1.5 year to restore my vision. I am now 25.

You really have to see for yourself in terms of distance etc. Just make sure when your son is reading that it's a bit blurry. It's difficult and exhausting in the beginning (headaches eyes hurt). So don't overdo it! I put a piece of white tape on the floor. So, that's where I always stood. I also used a music stand to practice my vision. That way i could move it a little bit further every time I improved. This is also a good way to measure your improvement as you see the music stand going further and further away.

TO ANGEL from Sinking Spring, Pa:
I used to buy them in this store (called Schlecker) next to my house. They cost me 9 euro for 2 pairs of contacts (that's 4 contacts). Have you checked eBay? You can get cheap & good quality contacts on eBay. I have bought colored ones several times & never had a problem. :)

Keep practicing!

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Posted by Amit (London, Uk) on 10/30/2010

Hello Charlie, I really love natural therapies to get cured. One stupid mistake I made in July 2010 which I still regret is that I went through the laser eye surgery to correct my myopia which was -4 and -4.25 with -1.75 astigmatism in both. I really dont know where they went wrong or what they did to my eyes. Its been just more than 3 months and the vision is still not even close to 20/20. It is in fact gone from -4 to 1 and from -4.25 to .25 and from -1.75 astigmatism down to only -1.25 in both. Every other surgeon iv spoken to is not happy with this and all say that it is highly unlikely that this will get corrected on its own in fact the clinic people them self said to me after 4 weeks from the surgery that a correction might be required which made me helpless and went in depression and due to this stress I could see the scalp in just these 2 months which further broke my heart. Also because it affected my work totally, I now got made redundant from work. I desperately need to ask you if you think that once the cornea is stable which they say happens after 6 months from surgery, can I try to make my vision correct doing things the other way round. Please reply back as you have seen the results and you know much more than me in regards to this. Please feel free to email me as well on [email protected] Many thanks in advance and any advice will be very highly appreciated.

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Posted by Jill (Oak Ridge, Tn) on 02/09/2011

Kurt....... What was the prescription of the plus-lens the doctor provided for you? Are you still trying to improve your vision? Do you still wear a 0.25 undercorrection?

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Posted by Akash (Lucknow , Up, India) on 04/22/2013

Charlie, thanks a lot from all we readers. We are very thankful to you for giving ur precious time and efforts for work in public welfare. I am 24 and suffering from with both spherical and clyndrical myopia how to decide/calculate a suitable number ( my eyes are: sph.-0. 25, cyl-2. 25 175 digree in right eye and sph.0.00, cyl.-0.75 axis 5 in digree in left eye). Please let me know is there necessary to take any suppliment/ vitamins. And how can I find them easially. Thanks and Regards

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Posted by Dd (Usa) on 09/03/2020

How can I use plus therapy. Can you elaborate how you incorporated this method?

Posted by Effortless Goddess (Louisville, KY) on 04/30/2009

Can I use loose Cayenne or do I need capsals? I'm so so happy for you. Ari

Posted by Alex (Thessaloniki/Greece) on 07/05/2021

"My vision is +2.5 on the left and +2.00 on the right."

That is not myopia, that is hyperopia-farsighteness!

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Israel (Brooklyn, NY) on 08/02/2007

Hi, Ted. Do you or your readers have ANY suggestions re: myopia. I have read countless books, have gone to vision teachers and nothing has helped !! Any advice ??? Thanks"

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "I have a friend of mind who constantly gets myopia and was relieved of the condition taking chromium supplements. The ones I used here were chromium picolinate 200 mcg x 3 times a day or the ones I used MOST often is the chromium polynicotinate (more like chromium attached to the vitamin B3!) at about 200 mcg approximately. I am sure vitamin D deficiency is indicated and vitamin Ds I used here was 20,000 I.U. taken for a couple of days.

There is a background story I like to tell as to HOW I BECAME MYOPIC when I was in 4th and 5th grade. Things got worse in the 5th grade, so I know the general cause of it based on my observations. At the time I was not aware that eating certain foods can initiate a deficiency causing the myopia. And as a result, if the conditions were not treated at an early stages, the eye muscles responsible for focus control becomes atrophied.

When I was in the 4th grade, I attended Catholic school in Chicago, because facilities were lacking, I was eating foods wrapped in aluminum (bad) and began using fluoride toothpaste (on a bad recommedations from dentist) and I also ate plenty of sweets, which causes the body to deplete rather quickly of chromium. Chromium is a required mineral for the muscles in the eyes necessary for focus. However, my eyesight were getting not so good and had problems of some focusing, I did passed the eye exam. The Catholic school were more attentive to student's health. Then my parents decided to move me to Morris Elementary School, which was predominantly Hispanics, the area of the school lacked the sun, and the housing there was also dark. The darkness initiated a vitamin D deficiency which I have found much later in life through my observations that vitamin D is necessary for muscle growth. My muscles and build is improved with vitamin D and it is a well known fact that children become myopic in classrooms for the lack of sun.

Therefore a simply remedy is to reduce sugar, aluminum use, fluoride toothpaste. I would consider taking vitamin D 20,000 I.U. for a month with some magnesium (to balance the calcium:magnesium ratio) and take plenty of chromium supplements, in particular is the chromium polynicotinate 200 mg x 3 at the very least for a couple of weeks.

A person with a relatively weak myopia, if he is observant, should notice improvement within a couple of weeks. Other supplements that may help are amino acid supplements which are synergistic with chromium as well as some vitamin B complex which are synergistic with magnesium.

There are others, such as vanadium but the ones I mentioned here are the most important one. In case fluoride in drinking water or excess use, I might take a pinch (1/16 teaspoon) of borax to reduce the fluoride buildup, which seems play havoc with the body's coordination activities as it accumulates negatively in the pineal gland - which I think is as close to the master gland as it is the body's biological clock for all the major processes.

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Jill (Columbus, IN) on 12/18/2008

chromium and triphala and liquories: My 7 year old son is diagnosed with severe degenerative myopia and has thinned retinas. He has a cataract beginning and I am seeking information for this ailment. Can a young child injest these home remedies and if so how much etc. Please provide any info. Thanks"

06/24/2009: KT from Irvine, CA replies: "Thank you Ted as ever to share so many remedies on this site. Just need one clarification here: should one take Chromium 200 mCg or 200 mg? You mention both in 2 different places, so its a bit confusing. Thanks much.

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Lori (Chicago, Il) on 02/02/2013

I believe it's 200 mcg because that is the common doseage for chromium if you read various brands' labels; 200 mg would be too much.

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Faust (Philippines) on 12/20/2015

Hello, my name is Faust, 23 years old, male, I have myopia with astigmatism, my eyeglass grade is minus .75 right and minus 1.5 left, but I don't wear glasses because I believe it will just make things worst, anyway,

I saw a thread titled: Myopia remedies and saw remedy of Chromium, and Vitamin D supplement by:"Ted from Bangkok, Thailand"

My questions is can I take: Vitamin D3 10,000 IU twice a day and Chromium Polynicotinate 200 mcg thrice a day? The post also suggested taking additional b complex vitamins and magnesium, any vitamin supplements that contains this vitamins that you can share info on?

Will this help get rid of my myopia, any reply is much appreciated, (I'm desperate, my myopia gives me anxiety when I see things blurred in the distance and it really does cripple my life)

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 12/23/2015

Faust, sounds like too much D3. Being in the Philippines you can just get out into the sun a bit more.

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Posted by Faust (Philippines) on 12/24/2015

I do jog outside every other day for an hour or so, hope that helps me get vitamin d.