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2014-02-24 12:06:57 PM
That's not how nearsightedness works
 
2014-02-24 12:10:15 PM
Can someone knowledgeable comment on this?  I know the folks in TFA article consulted a clinic, but (a) my faith in clinics in China is low and (b) I really didn't think that this was how nearsightedness worked.

/although I spent most of my childhood and a fair part of adolescence with my nose in a book, and this would explain why I had the worst eyesight in my family
//yay laser surgery
 
2014-02-24 12:11:04 PM
A joint project with The Derek Zoolander Institute for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Want to do Other Stuff Too.
 
2014-02-24 12:14:30 PM
I used to run a campus pub.  Installing these bars might have helped some folks slow down. And sit up.

/kidding, we never let 'em drink to excess.  or enter already drunk.
//hey, the town cops raided the place-- without notice to the university-- shortly before I took over.  extreme measures were needed.
///besides, this is a nice establishment; you wanna get sloppy drunk go do it at home like a good Farker.
 
2014-02-24 12:15:02 PM
Looks like a rollercoaster ride...in winter
 
2014-02-24 12:16:58 PM
Think they should have fixed the heat before installing the bars?
 
2014-02-24 12:20:01 PM

brimed03: Can someone knowledgeable comment on this?  I know the folks in TFA article consulted a clinic, but (a) my faith in clinics in China is low and (b) I really didn't think that this was how nearsightedness worked.

/although I spent most of my childhood and a fair part of adolescence with my nose in a book, and this would explain why I had the worst eyesight in my family
//yay laser surgery


The natural remedies and homeopathic people champion the idea that eye exercise can improve your vision, which is what this is supposed to do. There is, however, a decided lack of evidence of it ever working.
 
2014-02-24 12:22:42 PM
I'll drink to that!

(RTFA...)

Whoever thought this up must have been drunk!
 
2014-02-24 12:30:18 PM
Fall asleep and you will wake up with two black eyes.
 
2014-02-24 12:32:42 PM
Although far from conclusive, I've read that some studies that point to increased exposure to sunlight being one way to reduce the incidence of myopia.
 
2014-02-24 12:32:50 PM
Well that's the most retarded thing I've seen today.

/nearsighted
//both of my parents are nearsighted
///when I was a kid I knew it was only a matter of time till I was going to need glasses.
 
2014-02-24 12:37:27 PM

texdent: That's not how nearsightedness works


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-24 12:40:34 PM
I read that as:

Old and busted: pubes on campus. New hotness: bras in the classroom

and was very disappointed with the article.
 
2014-02-24 12:41:26 PM

Jclark666: I read that as:

Old and busted: pubes on campus. New hotness: bras in the classroom

and was very disappointed with the article.


Me too........
 
2014-02-24 12:42:06 PM
We never had bars of pubs inside campus, but we did have one near campus, called 'The Library'.

Bad beer, awful nachos, worst music.
 
2014-02-24 12:42:50 PM

CygnusDarius: We never had bars of  or pubs inside campus, but we did have one near campus, called 'The Library'.

Bad beer, awful nachos, worst music.


FTFM.
 
2014-02-24 12:43:08 PM

stevenvictx: Jclark666: I read that as:

Old and busted: pubes on campus. New hotness: bras in the classroom

and was very disappointed with the article.

Me too........


Me too me too
 
2014-02-24 12:50:05 PM

JohnnyRebel88: Think they should have fixed the heat before installing the bars?


My first thought as well. Why are the classrooms so cold?! Put on the dang heat

Anyone want to place bets on how much lead is in the paint they used for the bars?
 
2014-02-24 12:51:15 PM
Of course, kids who already are nearsighted will just fall behind more. Good job, Mr. Principal-man!
Perhaps they could issue each child a pair of spoons to insert into their eye sockets to squash their eyeballs back into the proper shape, Might work better.
 
2014-02-24 12:56:02 PM

uncleacid: Fall asleep and you will wake up with two black eyes.


Not a problem...

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2014-02-24 01:18:41 PM

cptjeff: brimed03: Can someone knowledgeable comment on this?  I know the folks in TFA article consulted a clinic, but (a) my faith in clinics in China is low and (b) I really didn't think that this was how nearsightedness worked.

/although I spent most of my childhood and a fair part of adolescence with my nose in a book, and this would explain why I had the worst eyesight in my family
//yay laser surgery

The natural remedies and homeopathic people champion the idea that eye exercise can improve your vision, which is what this is supposed to do. There is, however, a decided lack of evidence of it ever working.


I was born w/o binocular vision, and after surgery was suggested to correct it (and I researched it), I decided to try to train my brain to see out of both eyes at the same time and move them together.  So, from age 8-16, I did little exercised each day (no one told me to do so, it just seemed logical).  By age 16, I could see out of both eyes at the same time if I focused, and by age 18, I no longer needed to be aware to do so.

Of, course, this has jack-shiat to do w/ near-nearsightedness.
 
2014-02-24 01:28:58 PM
i60.tinypic.com
 
2014-02-24 01:32:41 PM
Really!?! I knew they'd come around. Oh...I see its more like a "smoking hot" headline. Moving on...
 
2014-02-24 01:50:55 PM

northguineahills: cptjeff: brimed03: Can someone knowledgeable comment on this?  I know the folks in TFA article consulted a clinic, but (a) my faith in clinics in China is low and (b) I really didn't think that this was how nearsightedness worked.

/although I spent most of my childhood and a fair part of adolescence with my nose in a book, and this would explain why I had the worst eyesight in my family
//yay laser surgery

The natural remedies and homeopathic people champion the idea that eye exercise can improve your vision, which is what this is supposed to do. There is, however, a decided lack of evidence of it ever working.

I was born w/o binocular vision, and after surgery was suggested to correct it (and I researched it), I decided to try to train my brain to see out of both eyes at the same time and move them together.  So, from age 8-16, I did little exercised each day (no one told me to do so, it just seemed logical).  By age 16, I could see out of both eyes at the same time if I focused, and by age 18, I no longer needed to be aware to do so.

Of, course, this has jack-shiat to do w/ near-nearsightedness.


The brain is a pretty spectacular organ when you think about it. You had an issue where certain neural pathways didn't form correctly. With time and effort, you were able to force them to form- that's really a pretty awesome thing. But stuff like that happens every day- hell, gunshot victims can recover after a bullet tears out a good chunk of their gray matter- they can rebuild those pathways.

The human body can be amazing on occasion.
 
2014-02-24 02:02:47 PM

Jclark666: I read that as:

Old and busted: pubes on campus. New hotness: bras in the classroom

and was very disappointed with the article.


Likewise.
 
2014-02-24 02:16:56 PM

cptjeff: northguineahills: cptjeff: brimed03: Can someone knowledgeable comment on this?  I know the folks in TFA article consulted a clinic, but (a) my faith in clinics in China is low and (b) I really didn't think that this was how nearsightedness worked.

/although I spent most of my childhood and a fair part of adolescence with my nose in a book, and this would explain why I had the worst eyesight in my family
//yay laser surgery

The natural remedies and homeopathic people champion the idea that eye exercise can improve your vision, which is what this is supposed to do. There is, however, a decided lack of evidence of it ever working.

I was born w/o binocular vision, and after surgery was suggested to correct it (and I researched it), I decided to try to train my brain to see out of both eyes at the same time and move them together.  So, from age 8-16, I did little exercised each day (no one told me to do so, it just seemed logical).  By age 16, I could see out of both eyes at the same time if I focused, and by age 18, I no longer needed to be aware to do so.

Of, course, this has jack-shiat to do w/ near-nearsightedness.

The brain is a pretty spectacular organ when you think about it. You had an issue where certain neural pathways didn't form correctly. With time and effort, you were able to force them to form- that's really a pretty awesome thing. But stuff like that happens every day- hell, gunshot victims can recover after a bullet tears out a good chunk of their gray matter- they can rebuild those pathways.

The human body can be amazing on occasion.


Yeah, thanks.  This was the 80s, and my optometrist showed me a video where they detached the muscles of the eye and reattached them.  Freaked me out, and after going through some library books, I decided I needed to take action.  I said no to the surgery, even though I was told I would be blind in my weaker eye by age 12.

/Gives me so much respect for stroke and head trauma victims that have to relearn nearly everything.
//I still lose binocular vision when I get hammered.
 
2014-02-24 04:25:57 PM
Does anyone else think they'll end up with a bunch of sick kids? They are rubbing their mouths and noses all over those things. Why not cut out the middleman and have them swap boogers?

As for the cold, I experienced the same thing when teaching in northwestern Japan. They had these giant kerosene heaters in the front of the classroom. Kids a row or two from it baked. Everyone else had to wear winter jackets and gloves through class. I dreaded walking in the hallway where the temperature dropped 10 degrees. The summer was great, too. No A/C and the only fans were in the teachers' room. I went through a couple of shirts a day.
 
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