You’ll find years and years of articles in the blog, with more than a few references to clinical studies. There are also thousands of posts in the support forum.
I’m not an optometrist, fortunately. I’m free to speak my mind, without fear of repercussion from some certifying board, or peers locked into dogma, profit motives, and outdated views on holistic vision health.
They tell you that you are genetically deficient, that you are broken, and then they sell you things. Is this worth questioning?
Watch one of my rants on the topic of us being blamed for being myopic:
It’s always good to know when you are being sold something, rather than given medical advice (without the profit motive).
You can also find me here on Quora for questions (though I may not be providing detailed, specific, free, case specific advice involving prescription lenses there).
Warning about the Jake: It’s an ironic twist of fate, that I found this method and (like a slow boiled frog) built the @endmyopia resource. I am the furthest you could imagine from a credible and serious vision guide or guru (the guru thing, because of exactly this, is a bit of an inside joke).
I’m hugely politically incorrect, I don’t fit well into polite society. I’m also a total introvert, and I tend to just say what I think, oblivious of consequences. You might find this in some of my writing. Just think “rainman of the eyeballs”, not his fault.
Also, there is a paid option to my advice, a structured course with forum access and my direct support. That part, while not available directly from the site, isn’t free, or even cheap. Some people get upset about this. Know this: I put everything you really need up for free in the blog. Participating in BackTo20/20, my natural myopia control study and structured program, is entirely optional (and by invite only, anyway).
I just want you to know all this, going in. I did reverse 5 diopters of myopia, and I do help thousands to do the same. As long as you don’t expect me to be Oprah, you’ll be all right!
Financial Disclaimer: I own stock in a number of lens manufacturing companies. Why? I know myopia as a profit industry better than most. I see where things are going, and it’s a good investment betting against humanity’s future vision health. Unfortunately the lens stock holdings make me a lot more money than this site ever could.
Yes, I’m betting both sides. I’m making lots of money on people who ignore my myopia advice. I’m also minimizing karma loss by offering education and a way out of the vicious lens cycle, and you can optionally pay me to help you. Or you can pay the optometrist, who buys the lenses, which drives up my stock portfolio.
You’re a dark, cynical bastard, Jake, you say. And you’re right.
I suggest you learn about myopia and get your eyes back. You’ll be a whole lot happier later, if you invest a bit of time to learn today.
Or keep making me those sweet, sweet lens stock gains.