Check out this excerpt from the BackTo20/20 forum today:
This stuff makes me genuinely so angry, every time. These complete Id*ots in retail optometry literally cause massive progressive myopia, directly with their treatment, while the whole time watching it. It’s like, how stupid can somebody really be, watching the direct impact of their “treatment” over and over, hundreds and thousands of times, and NEVER connect the dots?
Especially since the truth is just a Google Scholar search away (lens induced myopia). Or just understanding basic vision biology, ie. axial change being an environmental stimulus result.
And they get younger and younger kids, and induce higher and higher myopia.
Double digits at 13, that’s completely screwing up that kid’s life.
Ignorance or otherwise, I despise the entire profession (not individual people, but what they do) with a passion. Obviously. I put untold hours and by now easily six figures worth of USD into this project, and I’ll keep doing it. People need to know, parents need to know, that this is all a giant pile of bllshit, for profit, fostering professional ignorance and worldwide dependence on stupid sht lenses.
Please do be an active part of this by spreading the seed of doubt about myopia. Nothing radical, nothing preachey, just little hints and links to clinical research and whatever seems appropriate (without seeming too nutty to the uninitiated - resist being like Jake!).