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.

Retail Optometry: Is That Even Science?

I swear, I keep saying I'll stop posting things that are anti retail optometry.  It's pretty difficult though in the face of continually seeing some of these really shockingly ignorant practices that beg to be called out.  Also:  There are lots and lots of great, fantastic, knowledgeable and dedicated optometrists that we love dearly.  This post, not about them. Science.  You trust science.  And professional degrees and certifications.   As you should, really.  It's the best way to vet the proven vs. the [...]

By |Questionable Therapy, Science|

Myopia Madness: Are Your Glasses (Way) Too Strong?

Are your glasses way too strong?  How can you tell?  And if they are, is that a (huge) problem? These are questions most people don't ask.   And yet this is exactly where mainstream optometry myopia treatment and optometry science tell completely different stories.  Your average optometrist is taught to give you as much minus as possible (for the best possible symptom treatment, letting you see as clearly as possible).  And yet the science shows that too much minus increases the [...]

By |Myopia, Questionable Therapy, Science|

Ophthalmology Science: “Glasses Cause Myopia.”

Let's do this again, kittehs.  For the sake of repetition. Glasses. Cause. Myopia.  Glasses. Cause. Myopia.  Glasses ... That much isn't a debate.  Yes, you could argue that Jake is nuts, you could argue that having too much time and money turned Jakey into a raving lunatic, you could argue that proclaiming yourself an eye guru is a clear sign of mental instability. Jake = Totally unstable, mentally. But that part only concerns how we address stopping and reversing myopia.  That part yes, [...]

Human Tetrachromat! This Woman Sees 99 Million More Colors Than You

Interesting story:Scientists have found a woman whose eyes have a whole new type of colour receptorShe sees 99 million colours more than the rest of us.FIONA MACDONALD25 JUL 2016After more than 25 years of searching, neuroscientists in the UK recently announced that they've discovered a woman who has an extra type of cone cell - the receptor cells that detect colour - in her eyes.According to estimates, that means she can see an incredible 99 million more colours than the [...]

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Neural Response To Flicker Rates: Artificial Light Causes Myopia?

We're going to go serious on some full-on hardcore science, today.  Neural activity and all the whatnots.  Pull up your sleeves, for this one.Artificial-anything should be suspect, when it comes to your biology functioning correctly.We already figured this out.  Often I think of artificial as equals = incomplete.  We know this about food.  We don't (people in general) know this about light.  And without going over the edge here with hippie fruit loop talk, light is the food of our eyes, [...]

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Singapore Ophthalmologist Insists: Glasses Don’t Cause Myopia

82% of Singapore's youth is myopia.  Eighty-two percent!  That's shocking.  Imagine any physical deficiency, "illness" so major that it requires a permanent prosthetic to be worn, affecting eight out of every ten people.  If it was a leg issue, you'd have eight out of ten of your family members walking around in crutches, or sit in wheel chairs.  That's crazy.And that's the case with myopia, in Singapore.  Eye doctors should be all over this frightening vision health epidemic, looking for [...]