LASIK (Side Effects & Topics)2018-03-01T10:34:46+00:00

LASIK.  Pretty much the very worst case scenario for myopia treatment.  A permanent lens cut int your eye, mind bogglingly crude despite the word “laser” in the description.  This is some straight up Austin Powers / Dr. Evil plot, and we here at endmyopia honestly can’t believe this is a real thing.

Read through these posts.  Learn some basics about vision biology, about myopia causes, risk, side effects and the massive scandals around LASIK.  We hope to be able to convince you not to have your eyes cut up with a laser!

Casey: “How Clear Can I Get With The Lasiks?”

Some days I find my finger is stuck, just hovers over the delete button.  I feel like if I press down once now, I'm not sure if I can stop.  Just keep hitting the button over and over deleting e-mails till everything marked 'reader inquiry' is gone.  Just a blank, white screen, task complete. Imagine the moment of peace.  All questions averted.   Everything I would answer anyway, can be found in the blog.  Questions that couldn't be sorted with a search, [...]


Did LASIK, Spent $4,000, Horrible Floaters & Headaches

Here's a comment Alex left on our Youtube video on crazy scary LASIK practitioners (if you haven't seen it, click over or read the blog post here): It's a serious gamble, no re-do's, this whole LASIK thing. On a lighter note, did you see the video edit of the story about the Indian boy who beats all of modern optometry?  It's silly of course, but also watch it here: Thumbs up, subscribe to the channel for more videos. Count yourself [...]

By |LASIK, Questionable Therapy, Video|

Matt Improves From -4.25 To -2.50 (and more stories)

Let's look at some reader and student e-mails, today. First up, Matt improves from -4.25 to -2.50.  That's a healthy start right into low myopia territory.  Well done.   Avoided the LASIK.  Lucky Matt! Some days it's easy to take all the improvement stories for granted.  Especially if you've been following @endmyopia for a while, or if you're me, clicking through hundreds of e-mails a day (yes, I skim and hit delete liberally, and the e-mail admin does the rest). [...]

By |LASIK, Myopia, Student Reviews|

Innocent Bystander Improves Her Eyesight

Today, back to the good news parts of the blog!  🙂  (and more on the headline image in a moment)  Matthew posts in the forum: Hey endmyopiaers! I’ve posted before that my wife has very mild myopia and wears a -1 / -1 prescription. She doesn’t wear glasses in the house and only wears them when she goes outside. While she is very excited about my progress, she is only marginally interested in working on her own vision. She’s in [...]

LASIK Surgeon Insanity + Jake Goes Off The Deep End

FYI and ** warning **.  It's Sunday morning, I just had Thai tea loaded with sugar (first time in weeks), no food, and things are going towards beyond entirely unprofessional today.  Yes, more even than usual.  Perhaps this is that time not to read a blog entry. --- I swear, this is true.   I just decided, literally yesterday, to stop with the dramatic blog titles.   This isn't an entertainment venue, kittehs, and we don't need to get all clickbait-ey on [...]

By |LASIK, Questionable Therapy|

LASIK: Should Be An Epic Scandal

From Straigtstimes Singapore: Mr A was an unusual patient. I had just completed an operation and was walking into my clinic when a boyish-looking man dressed in office attire stood up and followed me from the lift lobby into my consultation room. There was a look of trepidation on his face and his brows were knitted with worry. Even before I could sit down, he started telling me there was a shadow in his field of vision that would not [...]