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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Monday, March 27, 2023

why are more people wearing glasses


thats a picture of me when i was in practice with my glasses on
i got my first pair when i was 12 and have mostly wore than since
i did wear contacts once for a short period of time

getting my glasses was a life changing event
i could recognize classmates from a distance
i could see the blackboard in classes
the moon wasnt so big
car lights at night were no longer huge
i could see the stars better
i could see the scoreboard when playing baseball football and basketball
the list goes on and on

i have myopia or nearsightedness
mine is probably genetic
my vision is corrected to 20 15 with glasses
i go from being blind to being eagleeyed

the last pair of glasses i broke was when i fell in the chicken coop while fighting a huge eagle in our coop 

it seems the percentage of folks who have myopia or nearsightedness is going up
it now is over 50%
its not all genetic
it appears to be environmental

its simple
kids dont get outside enough
their eyes need the sunlight to work correctly
kids are doing more close up work
a lot of that is screen time

being myopic puts you at at increased risk of getting glaucoma macular degeneration cataracts and retinal detachment as you get older

it seems the best prevention is 
to get outside a lot

this is a good video describing in more detail what is happening to our eyes

so when your parents said yall go outside and play
they were just thinking about helping your eyesight

the organicgreen doctor

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