Quick, what causes your eyes to get more myopic?

If you want to lose your faith in the establishment, ask your optometrist.  They’ll tell you all about the “mysterious genetic defects” that is causing the problem.

Or for actual known science and biology, search Google scholar for hyperopic defocus.  Those two words open up quite the rabbit hole, and are the only words you need to mount an indefeasible argument against retail optometry practices.  

I even made a whole animated video series, explaining it all.

Retail Optometry Knows They’re The Problem

So indefeasible in fact, that retail optometry themselves can’t keep it a secret.  They directly admit that their glasses cause hyperopic defocus, which make your eyes worse.

Honestly.  Almost unbelievable.  Admission of guilt, straight from the (apparently knowingly evil) horse’s mouth.

The catch?  In order for them to admit to what they’re doing, they’ll charge you an extra six thousand dollars for the truth (see link just above).  The truth and some patented lenses that reduce said hyperopic defocus, to “slow down” the progression of your myopia.  Because they’re not stupid, they won’t kill the golden goose.  You’ll still get worse eyesight, just less quickly.

Or, you know … stop going to those people.  Since connecting the obvious dots above should tell you all you need to know about them.

And what is ole Jakey selling you here, instead?  Actually nothing.

Save 95% By Fixing It Yourself

Just buy differential glasses.  That’ll fix your hyperopic defocus too, costing about $5,970 less.  Also just for fun, check out all the posts mentioning hyperopic defocus I’ve written in the past ten years.  While all the science existed long before endmyopia, nobody ever put together an evidence based, practical system based on it before us.  How many diopters, when to change, what to change, how to maximize stimulus, how to minimize strain.  Filter it all through tens of thousands of participants over a couple of decades.

That part is entirely novel.  And while it gets copied plenty, the original and ever evolving destination is right here.  This is where everybody comes for updates and news and feedback.

Prompting today’s missives:

Thanks, Johan.

Also pretty cool, an optometrist willing to certify a change for the better.  Those are few and far between.

And on this end, we’re definitely still learning.  This whole endmyopia thing isn’t done and figured out.  I have piles of notes of unpublished work, ranging from tweaks that make improvements on average 30% faster, to more elegant strain measuring techniques, to vastly more effective “last diopter” treatments.  And lots more really very much more refined systems that we worked out over the past decade, none of which is online so far.  Because limited time, and as of yet lacking the desire to keep putting out better tools.

Endmyopia v2: Lost Treasure?

Something temptingly positive will have to happen.  So far in the past 20 years, most of what I had figured would happen, hasn’t.   The retail establishment gives zero craps.  Most people honestly don’t care about their eyes.  And still we get it from all sides, from optometrists calling us names, to opportunists stealing endmyopia original work to make “course”, to freelaoders insisting none of these tools are worth anything more than being given away for nothing.  There isn’t any breakthrough change in the general discourse on eyesight either that would warrant the ‘free’ aspect to make sense.  It still costs eye watering amounts of money to keep these ideas promoted.  Everybody has a hand out, from Google to Facebook to Spotify, and all software providers, consultants, developers, accountants.  We sort of break even financially, and not even consistently.  Most days what keeps Ole Jakey going at all, is the e-mail updates.  Other than that I don’t look at social media, or Internet discourse, or feel any major ambition to keep adding to what’s already available.

Shame really, since we can do much better than the current, not very refined premises on diopter changes, breaks, measuring change, and making sense of plateaus, diopter ratios, and astigmatism.  

Feel free to drop a line anytime, if you have ideas on solving my lacking ambitions based on above.  Or just enjoy what’s out there, which is already indefinitely better than giving the retail optometrist six thousand dollars for lenses, when you can get the same effect for twenty dollars, with a little endmyopia insight.  


– Jake