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.

Geeks! “Retina Its Own Sensorimotor Apparatus”

We're going to get super far off the regular corse today.   If you're just here to get simple and actionable insights on natural myopia control, this post isn't the droid you're looking for.  Inspiration for this delving-into-things post, from Andrea's e-mail: text version for easier legibility:   Hi Jake,   Wow. Although I am obviously super-expressive, I can hardly even begin to express how much this course has meant to me.     And it's only the end of my [...]

By |Bates Method, Science|

Study: Bifocal Contact Lenses For Myopia Control

Bi-focal contact lens study:  72% reduction in myopia progression.  80% reduction in the rate of axial elongation.YES.  More mainstream science proving that myopia isn't the uncontrollable lens-selling, profit pooping monster, which the optic shop sales minion will describe to you in all sort of lurid detail.  Feast your eyes upon this one:Bifocal contacts control myopia progression better than multifocal spectaclesAller TA, et al. Optom Vis Sci. 2016;doi:10.1097/OPX.0000000000000808.March 29, 2016In the CONTROL study, distance center bifocal contact lenses offered greater control over myopia progression and axial [...]

By |Science|

Glasses Cause Serious Psychological Stress In Children

Kairi posts a great study link in the forum today (published in OVPJournal, site here), looking at psychological stress in children from myopia development.As you already know, myopia isn't a real illness.  Giving glasses to children for myopia is a terrible idea.  I've been saying this for years, while working to help parents use a more holistic approach to manage their child's healthy eyesight.  As usual, there is science substantiating these common sense premises:Psychological Stress in Childhood and Myopia Development [...]

By |Child Myopia, Science|

Improved Glaucoma Detection: Singapore Study

From Today Online:Singapore — He was diagnosed with glaucoma in 2014, but 61-year-old Mr Ismail Busri does not know when the insidious eye disease first crept up on his left eye. Characterised by progressive damage to the optic nerve and loss of vision, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide.“I was very surprised when the doctor told me I had glaucoma as no one else in my family has it. By then, about half of the vision [...]

By |Science, Vision Health|

Cruel, Cruel Winter

Perhaps you've noticed that there haven't been a whole lot of coherent words from me in the last few days, here on the blog.I left sunny, warm Bangkok with the slightest bit of a bug of some kind.Whatever the tiny bug was, it sure likes Japan.  And the cold.  And me, being a dumba** as usual, insisting on spending entire days outdoors, despite howling winds and low single digit temperatures.  My logic for not even buying a hat?  I'd only [...]

The Unstoppable Global Myopia Epidemic – Doubles Again

The largest study of childhood eye diseases ever undertaken in the U.S. confirms that the incidence of childhood myopia among American children has more than doubled over the last 50 years. The findings echo a troubling trend among adults and children in Asia, where 90 percent or more of the population have been diagnosed with myopia, up from 10 to 20 percent 60 years ago.The Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study (MEPEDS), conducted by researchers and clinicians from the USC Eye [...]

By |Science, Vision Health|