Author Topic: Successful people, and why no one will be serious about, "just prevention".  (Read 1192 times)

Offline OtisBrown

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Believe it or not - I am not that much of a critic of optometry.  I just do not like their "science" or their, "office arrogance".  But I do accept that the abject ignorance of the public (walking in off the street), will always mean the child will get the strongest minus possible, and will be told to, "wear that strong minus for all close work", and that will, "help your vision get better".  I will let you judge that statement, and the people who make it.  Here is a short video reviewing the experience of Todd Becker and Jake Steiner - for your thoughtful review.  Both are successful, and make very "limited claims".

The public is indeed ignorant.  The public loves the doctor who makes the person's vision extremely sharp, from a strong minus.  Only years later, when you are at minus 7 diopters, to some people, "wake up" to the damage that, "first minus " is certain to do.

Todd specified two distances, "D1 and D2".  Jake talks about, "focus challenge", and other terms like that.
The I see, "D1 and D2" as me wearing a plus lens for 25 inches, and a plus for 15 inches.
But then everyone says, " I do not like doing that".  Or they demand that Todd or Jake, "go to an OD" to be what, "confirmed"??
No - you confirm - by putting up a Snellen and reading it yourself.  ODs are a waste of both money and your time.  They are very expensive.

But there is a good reason why people fail - at 20/50 - entering a four year college.  They refuse to take long-term plus wearing seriously.  For me - that defines the problem.

PREVENTION IT GOING TO BE TOTALLY PERSONAL !  At 20/50, you either, "get the idea", or you fail to understand.  I am not insulting you - but that is the harsh reality that an optometrist faces.  He is NOT GOING TO ADDRESS YOUR COMMENTARY - EVER.

The eye is normal, is the range of + / - 2 diopters.  The bad theory of optometry, is to call all normal refraction, "defects" or, "errors" so that they can, "prescribe something".  That is why a truly bad theory - is so totally destructive.

I now personally, measure my own refraction, which is now, it in the normal, "positive value" stage.

Eventually, people like Todd and Jake, will convince more people (including their own children) to begin prevention at 20/40 (self measured -1 diopter).

But - equally - hell might freeze over - before true scientific prevention is offered - at 20/40.

You can put be down as a devout believer in science - and the impossibility of helping anyone if you use the word, "cure".

Offline OtisBrown

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Equally - and being fair - ask why everyone fails - when they are at 20/50.
The major reason - is that they do not, "trust" the concept of prevention.  The next reason - the refuse to set up a Snellen - and read it objectively, as described in this video.

Then they will say, " Otis, you are trying to make money off me".  Fair enough. 
But my reasons, was to help my sister's three children, always AVOID GETTING DEEPER THAN 20/40.  (Always pass the DMV, and self-measure their own refraction - if they wished.

They took the PROVEN, -1/2 diopter per year, that your refraction "goes down" for each year in school, very seriously. 
That mean that the started, or re-started wearing the plus, when they personally saw their visual acuity "going down" towards 20/40.  This is absolutely not medicine, and the eye is not, "medically defective", in that range.

That is what you must understand - if you wish to avoid entry into myopia.

This is what Brian Severson did, when he asked for help to get back to 20/20 (as a pilot).

I just provided objective science, and said that no OD would ever help him, "get back out of it".

But he did not, "argue with me".  He did not, "complain" about wearing the plus, for being, "in fear" of wearing of plus, or that the plus (for prevention) would, "hurt his eyes" in some way.

That is in fact, what STOPS all ODs and MDs from saying anything at all.

That is a matter of, "your fear" that you must understand. 

But what is the plus about?  It is about the natural eye being highly responsive to, "near" habits of children.

Correctly understood, and the "plus" is like living out doors, most of the time.

But that is the concept people hate.  I hate the idea that I must wear a plus (always) for prevention, when I am still passing the 20/50 to 20/60 line.

In my opinion, if you are in Junior High School - that is your last chance to stay out of it - and get back to 20/20.

I thank Todd - for his success. You KNOW he is not attempting to, "make money off you", or sell you anything at all.

Enjoy !