Most professional medical associations contend that "myopia cannot be reversed".

Current evidence supports a number of treatment methods for reducing the progression of myopia. While these treatments aim to prevent further worsening of the myopia, they are not able to reverse existing myopia.

Currently there is no cure for myopia.

I quote the American Academy of Ophthalmology

There is no scientific evidence to suggest that eye exercises, vitamins or pills can prevent or cure myopia.

But costly books like

allege that you can improve your myopia! Are these books hooey?

Is there peer-reviewed, scientific evidence or proof of any myope whose myopia reversed itself naturally, and permanently?

Rule out, because I am NOT asking about

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    There doesn't seem to be a claim here, more a request for information. If there is a notable (widely believed), unreferenced claim, please edit it in, with quotes and source. In your three previous attempts to ask this question on various sites, what about the answers failed to address your concerns? When posting here, you need to supply a notable claim, See How to Ask for further details of our requirement. May 27, 2023 at 2:04
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    Does this answer your question? Is the Bates Method for improving eyesight efficacious?
    – IMSoP
    May 27, 2023 at 9:58
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    The question you pose in the title and in bold implies a claim that eyesight can improve without any intervention at all; if that was the case, there would be no book to sell. What the books are claiming is an alternative intervention which is simpler than surgery, namely a special exercise regime.
    – IMSoP
    May 27, 2023 at 10:04
  • Welcome to Skeptics! This question is currently very difficult to answer for three reasons: (1) The title asks for anecdotal examples [e.g. just one case study], but single anecdotes are useless in a world of misdiagnoses, placebo effects and charlatans. We should demand higher quality evidence for medical claims.
    – Oddthinking
    May 28, 2023 at 1:00
  • (2) Normally what we try to do is find better quality evidence than the claimant has provided, and explain the scientific consensus view. But you have brought summaries issued by peak bodies with the appropriate expertise. It is going to be hard to provide more convincing, more accurate summaries than the ones you have already provided.
    – Oddthinking
    May 28, 2023 at 1:05


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