For most of everyone here, reversing myopia is kind of a “duh” thing almost in many ways, being how obvious it all becomes in hindsight.
But the newbie stories of finding ways to screw it up, never stop.
Yes usually it’s just recurring themes. People looking for shortcuts and ways to avoid the obvious (ie less screen time, less addictive behaviors, more using biology as intended).
Also this is why I don’t talk about plus lenses much at all.
In fact plus lenses can be VERY useful especially at the last diopter, and for myopia prevention in children. Possibly one of my favorite (semi-secret) tools. If you watch / listen to some of the podcasts you likely catch me talking about it.
But not in general public spaces, because these little f*ckers will absolutely, guaranteed latch on to “the thing” that’s the magic shortcut and then screw up their vision and then go “ohhhh Jake messed up my eyes”.
This guy didn’t but there was a solid year there somewhere in the past where “plus lens therapy” somehow became a bit of a thing, and my inbox was an endless nightmare of people complaining about plus lenses (and it wasn’t anything I started at all - seems like it originated somewhere in the Todd Becker camp / forum).
Long and short of it, me thinks that some of these things are going to live in paid courses. Not to extract money (well, yea that also), but to make sure some firm commitment is made, things are taken less out of context, and it’s not monkeying around with focal planes, looking to somehow shortcut things with “this one thing”.
Side note here also, been working for some time on a consistent approach for the ‘last diopter’ challenges faced by many. Slightly more challenging since yes, a bit of plus can be involved, which seems to work very differently for different individuals. Sorting out where it’s age, vs. habits, vs. things not mentioned by participants, how much it’s being substituted for good outdoor time, how much of that stimulus is effective vs. how much distance time must be added (turning out to be a key ingredient).
Haven’t stopped working on things, even if I’m generally somewhat quiet here online, the blog, videos, etc. More time spent on the upcoming phone app, and some of the behind-the-scenes.
Hope ya’lls having a good time anyway, with all of your darling eyeballs!