Subject: We are taught to TRUST and OD. Well MAYBE.
Reference: We think they should SUPPORT true-prevention. In fact they are rabidly hostile to prevention (at 20/50) when it could be effective.
I do not like to "by-pass" optometrists, and I truly do not wish to "fight" with them. But some people BELIEVE that an honest review of discussion could be developed with them. Here is proof that such an idea is impossible. Read it - and make your own choice.
Subject: If you think your office-OD is going to have an honest discussion about
prevention (at 20/50 and -1.0 diopters) then here is the typical response.
From Mr. Blue OD
Otis> Subject: Hell will freeze over - before you will be of any help with
Mr. Big Blue Nation OD> Hell will freeze over before you show scientific proof
that is even 1/2 as complete as the evidence AGAINST what you claim. we are
waiting. what is your proof in humans? not old pilot stories. not studies on
animals. not some website with unsubstantiated claims. your time would be
better spent digging a bomb shelter
Otis> You can judge Blue as you wish. I prefer technical analysis, and getting
support from ODs who are honest about the problem of 1) Long term near and 2)
The adverse effect of a strong minus - worn all the time. Here is the
scientific argument against Blue Nation.http://myopiafree.i-see.org/soonicansee/index.html
Otis> Success can exist - if you know who you can trust.
Otis> As per Soon See - it is clear that some ODs have the RIGHT IDEA. But just try to get any person to even begin to UNDERSTAND WHY a plus is necessary - IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Otis> I think part of the problem is "legal". If you are at 20/40, and do not "recover" - you can sue your OD for FRAUD and collet $500,000.
Otis> Please do not expect ANYTHING from an OD. His life - has NOTHING to do with successful prevention. That should be our FIRST lesson in prevention. I am just glad that some people do this ON THEIR OWN.