Myopia Clinical Studies: Retail Optometry Hates Them2018-12-02T04:29:09+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.

STUDY: 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, Glasses, Myopia, Science|

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 [...]