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.

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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American Journal Of Optometry: Adult Reduction In Axial Length

TL;DR: Human eyeball axial change goes both ways.  Yes it does.  Go to the end of this article for clinical evidence. --- There are various levels of critic when it comes to endmyopia (and being awesome). We should acknowledge and appreciate critics.  Arguing is a start.  Debate could lead to discussion.  Discussion may lead to new understanding.  It's progress and we're all for progress.   Odds of successful conversation depends a bit on the level of the individual critic: Missed Biology 101 Critic There [...]

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Coopervision MiSight Contact Lenses: A Breakthrough In Myopia Control?

A contact lens, specifically marketed to children, said to prevent high myopia? Coopervison MiSight contact lenses present a complete paradigm shift in commercial, mainstream myopia control.  They should be making news worldwide for their break with tradition, and wild claims that focal planes affect myopia development. But nobody is really talking about them.  Why? Let's take a look at what Coopervision claims with their MiSight contact lenses: "Reduces Myopia Progression" "Reduces myopic progression, for better vision when not wearing glasses [...]

By |Child Myopia, Focal Planes, Myopia, Science|