Author Topic: What an Optometrist-parent does - for his own child.  (Read 1472 times)

Offline OtisBrown

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What an Optometrist-parent does - for his own child.
« on: May 15, 2013, 09:42:19 AM »
Dear Friends,
Subject: You can not expect "better treatment" for your child - than the care an OD provides for his child.

Reference:  There are those who say ODs are "making money".  But that is not the problem.  Here is a statement of an OD applying "Ortho-K" contacts to his own children.

http://www.reviewofcontactlenses.com/content/d/therapeutics/c/40065/

His child was "down" by -3.0 diopters.  Some OD parents INSIST that "their child" begin wearing the plus, as soon as the child is at 20/30, and -1/2 diopter.  For wise parent who forces the child into wearing the plus (and sitting up), prevention is possible.  In fact, the child will develop a SLIGHT positive state.  But ONLY the conviction of the parent (and full recognition of that -1/2 diopter  for the totally natural eye) will convince the parent to do that.

So we are back to an  "educated parent" and a wise, motivated child - as the ONLY possibility of prevention - in the future.  This is why I insist that prevention is not "medical", nor can you expect any help from an OD in this process.  Prevention is just "wisdom", and costs almost nothing.  Ortho-k costs $1,700 in the first year, and $1,000 each year afterwards.  Plus, used correctly costs $10 per year.

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Re: What an Optometrist-parent does - for his own child.
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014, 01:50:55 PM »
For those interested in science, and the inter-play of new ideas, I suggest reading Thomas Kuhn's book.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Kuhn

The "paradigm shift", develops when you realize that the "traditional theory", of the box camera eye - is totally wrong.

Stop using the word "failure", and recognizes that the eye is "proven dynamic", and perhaps you will understand the "better way" of plus prevention.

Enjoy,
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