Questionable Therapies 2017-05-03T05:55:56+00:00

Here’s Dodgy-Town.  A whole category on questionable myopia therapies, ideas, snake oil sales, and various shortsighted treatments that warrant a closer look (and probably some derision by a certain indisputably wise and considerate eye guru).

Whether it’s Atropine drops (poison!) being advocated by “doctors” for your kid’s eyes, or Ortho-K to temporarily flatten (and possibly permanently damage) your cornea, or using subconscious sales tricks to get you to buy glasses, this category has it all.  You’ll see it all, you’ll marvel and wonder how you may have missed out on all the ways you could be getting screwed.  Enjoy!

LASIK Surgeon: Axial Elongation Stops At Maturity

Today let's look at a plastic surgeon who boldly goes on record with some very questionable statements about how your eye works.   We're talking basic vision biology science here, and doctor dude not necessarily making all the sense.   I don't even want to post this. But it's perhaps worth making the point again, that we're not always involved in a discussion with science-minded individuals with a lot of knowledge on the past several decades of studies and progressed [...]

By |LASIK, Questionable Therapy|

Why I Get So Upset: 9 Year Old Up To -3.00 Diopters In 8 Months

Imagine your young child rapidly loosing his/her eyesight.   This is a horrible story.  If you have young children that you care about, you might not want to read this one.  Because this is all about the standard ignorance and profit seeking joke that is mainstream retail optometry.  And it sucks. Oh Jake, they say.  Calm down.  Focus on the positive. You know though, one of the things that keeps me going, spending time on this resource day in day [...]

By |Child Myopia, Questionable Therapy|


Maybe you've been looking for solutions to your myopia online. You probably found a zillion eye exercise sites.  Sounds less than credible to you, the hippies, plus who's got the time for all those exercises.  You probably found eye vitamins.  But you looked for studies on those on Google Scholar and found it's just fluffy B.S.  You saw eye yoga and snickered derisively, thinking about all the poor saps who fall for that lightweight Internet marketer nonsense. And then.  Then you find [...]

By |Focal Planes, Questionable Therapy, Video|

NLP?! Optometry Times Advocates Sketchy Sales Tactics To Sell Glasses

Oh boy. What if there was an optician training video out there, advocating the use of subconscious tricks to hard-sell you glasses?  An entirely dodgy 1970's concept to "program" your subconscious brain, used today by optician sales trainers to get you to buy things?  Is that ethical?  Or is that just straight up make-belief comedy? Yikes-town, here we come. Somebody may have to dig out the camera and make a video edit on this topic.   It's hard to even pick a [...]

By |Questionable Therapy|

How To Get Independent (Optometrist) Verification Of Improving Eyesight

If you're here reading, you probably wear glasses, and have myopia. Who got you into this mess? Hopefully if you are here reading, you've already experienced some success in reducing your myopia.  You hopefully already have measurable 20/20 gains and are using the awesomeness of this bloglet to keep you motivated and keep learning more tricks. The questions is still here, though.  Who got you into higher and higher myopia? You know exactly who we're talking about.  (*cough-optometrists*) So do [...]

By |Q&A, Questionable Therapy|

Bates Method: PALMING (And Better Ideas)

Have you been up all night, searching for the ultimate guide on Bates Method palming exercises?  Are wondering just how to best put your hands on your face? Then this guide is for you! Warning:  If you have an irrational and possibly highly emotional belief that Bates Method is amazing, you maybe won't like this post completely.  Because as usual, we'll be mixing a bit of truth and education in with some gratuitous sarcasm. First, realize that Bates Method as [...]

By |Bates Method, Questionable Therapy, Video|

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