What to Expect in a Conventional Optometry Visit

What does conventional optometry do to our eyes?

Guantanamo’s optometric clinic for the captives. Oh wait, isn’t that us!?

Going to the optometrist is a bit like going to a (legal) and fancy drug dealer.  You are buying something to hide a problematic symptom.  Something that you need more of since the effects of the first dose aren’t strong enough anymore.  Something that will instantly make you see super clearly, and that’ll have some potentially nasty side effects later on (lattice degeneration, retinal detachment, blindness, all things that happen to far more myopes).

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Profit-Driven “Health Care”?

“And as always, I must say that there isn’t any malice involved. Just as psychiatrist prescribe psychosomatic drugs like candy, and surgeons sell invasive procedures, so does the optometry field dispense diopter correction with total abandon. It’s the whole paradigm of health that is broken. The industry should never be run as a for-profit enterprise. Once you combine health and profit, this is exactly what happens.

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Lastly, don’t follow my lead in terms of tone. There is no benefit to confronting or personally attacking anyone for their profession –– the problem goes far beyond the optometrist, the school, and the lens maker. Everybody does the best they can, inside the broken system that is health for profit.”

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Gauging Myopia Improvement — Snellen Chart and Beyond

Todd Becker Reverse Myopia

Myopia rehabilitation won’t make much sense unless we can somehow keep track of our refractive status. Without any knowledge about how to gauge myopia improvement, any reasonable person will eventually want to give up. As with any other long-term project, the ability to track progresses can help us get on the right tracks, and provides the ultimate incentives to carry on with our effort.