And Then There Was Science 2017-05-03T05:53:44+00:00

Science.  The garlic to most online vision improvement vampires (of your wallet and sanity).  You won’t find many links to Google Scholar and clinical studies and optometry journal articles on most vision improvement sites.  Why?

We wont dare to speculate (or speak ill of the unicorn farmers).  But here you will find discussion about vision biology, about discoveries in optometry science, and many studies and articles relevant to understanding myopia and your eyesight.

Refractive Error Explained (CORRECTLY, for once!)

Refractive error is a common term used in the 'medical' community when discussing myopia.  The whole premise is a ridiculously stupid as it is flawed, and in this most eloquently scientific and unbiased article we'll find out exactly how and why. Battlestations! Jake, the unholiest of holiness has an idea today, darling kittehs.  An idea, for you. An idea specifically for content for our esteemed video sermon pulpit, the endmyopia Youtubes.  While the title sort of already gives it away, here's [...]

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Science Confirms: Human Eye Axial Length Growth – In 60 Minutes!

Having tens of thousands of regular readers of the endmyopia bloglet has some distinct benefits for all of us, as a community. One of those benefits being the many many eyeballs looking at the vast amount of studies out there.  Between the advent of Google Scholar (which didn't exist back in the early guru days) and having thousands of myopia-dissidents look at the available body of research, we continue finding new and interesting science that supports our myopia shedding ways. [...]

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Active Focus, Does It Actually Work? (Clinical Science)

Want clinical science confirmation that active focus (as we like to call it), is a relevant and productive concept in reducing human myopia?  Yes?  Then this post is for you! Active focus is a core concept of the sagely-bearded Steiner method for reversing your myopia.   Active focus provides both a vehicle for strain reduction (during close-up, via 'pushing focus'), and positive stimulus to reduce myopia (during distance vision, 'pulling focus').  The concept of replacing some of the passive viewing [...]

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Another Study: Glasses Cause Rapid Myopia Progression In Children

Studies, darlings. Today we've got a very interesting one, showing very clearly that minus lenses cause children to get myopic faster - and conversely that *not* wearing glasses, while already mildly myopic, slows myopia progression. Yes, maybe you're rolling your eyes right now.  Obviously all this is obvious.  Still though, it's fun to rub studies in the establishment's clueless faces.   So let's get to it. Study, titled: "Effect of uncorrection versus full correction on myopia progression in 12-year-old children." [...]

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STUDIES: Does Undercorrection Cause More Myopia?

Here's today's (pseudo?) science argument:  Your glasses aren't strong enough, so your eyes will get even worse.  Fact, or fiction? If you've been digging into myopia science (good on you!), you've probably come across Chung and his drum beating that undercorrection causes more progressive myopia. One of the things most challenging about finding answers in scientific literature, is having to dig through nonsense.  Faulty logic, poorly conceived experiments, lacking critical data, bias, and the ever-present excessive use of fluff-science-language.  You can't [...]

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Polycarbonate Lenses – Bad For Your Eyes?

Science time.  Fasten your seatbelts! Before we get into it, let's address the clickbait title.  It's exactly about that, this post.  Getting baited and scared into buying things.  Know how they get you! First, I want to show you that clinical science knows a lot, a whole lot more about the eye than most of the retail outlets we have all frequented for myopia advice.  Let's see that the so-called optometry medicine has little to do with optometry science.  Retail optometry owns the right to make certain claims [...]

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