Now I actually discovered Endmyopia back in either 2016 or 2017. I had just been prescribed -5.00 from -4.25 and rather than go in for that I stuck with my -4.25s after seeing Jake’s starting point being similar. I got myself differentials for computer work and went glasses free for my artwork using a tablet. I now see almost 20/20 with -4.25 again (if not for the new astigmatism).
Last month thought I should give active focus another go since I made pitiful progress compared to others I saw. I really went at it. With my differentials and without glasses I was able to see text clearly from much further away than before. And then the very next day: floaters. Giant clear amoebas looking ones and dark orbs that track with my eye movement. (And no it wasn’t just suddenly paying closer attention to my vision. Some people like to suggest that to make themselves feel better.)
I checked myself into the ER fearing retina detachment since I knew a sudden increase in eye floaters was a symptom. No retina detachment. No post vitreous detachment. Something due to active focus caused them.
I much rather have shitty but clear vision with glasses than slightly less shitty vision with glasses along with starbursting lights and eye floaters zipping and zooming all over the place. This is not a worthwhile tradeoff. My quality of life has plummeted.
Jake puts up a disclaimer about transient astigmatism (yeah, we’ll see if the starbursting ends up being transient) but nothing about eye floaters which are permanent. If you search for eye floaters here, on the Facebook group, or on Youtube in relation to endmyopia you’ll see countless people say they suddenly had eye floaters after starting active focus. One forum user called it a “necessary evil.” But they remain positive because they think they’ll soon be glasses free. Poor fools.
Yeah, it’s on me for trusting some shifty fuck without a medical degree. But I put it to you Jake to put a disclaimer in your 7 day course about the possibility of eye floaters, or do a video on it. (Almost 300 videos and not a one about that.) Enough people have gotten them due to active focus to warrant it. To not include a warning is negligence or apathy.
I imagine one could avoid floaters altogether if they take things extremely slow and don’t force active focus. But again, it should be mentioned since this has happened to plenty of people attempting this.
The only reason I can see not doing this is it would cut down on Jake’s income because fewer folks would attempt this if they knew this could happen. Prove me wrong Jake.
There’s merits to Endmyopia (my overall vision would probably be worse if I had gotten the -5.00s and kept using my full prescription for close up work) but I think people have a right to know what they’re in for. “But John, if you only read the–” No. Jake has no information about floaters in relation to active focus in any of his posts. He has a couple general articles about floaters and one about LASIK causing them but not his method. (Or perhaps he does mention it in his paid course.) If I did do a search on all the places I mentioned rather than his website proper I would have seen all the people who now have them or an increase of them thanks to Endmyopia. (But if not for getting them, I would never have searched for information on them in the first place.)
I fucked up my eyes but I would like to prevent it happening to others.