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Let’s use this one for a bit of casual reflection of the blog and general proceedings.
Sometimes the (highly dignified and regal) rants about Bates method confuse the casual reader. People don’t have for context the volume and content of e-mails in the guru inbox, which very often include “I tried Bates because I believed I could improve eyesight - then that didn’t work so I gave up on the idea”.
These things aren’t just useless, they actually cause people to think vision improvement is impossible.
Then there’s the whole general theme of ranting about lens sellers which again … after thousands of e-mails saying very similar things, one may be inclined to consider the industry a giant, dumb fraud. This too may seem a bit overwrought for the casual reader. Think though, thousands and thousands of e-mails saying “hey my optometrist tells me to shut up and not question anything and I’m a genetic failure and I need $600 glasses”.
And then all the other things we talk about frequently, like don’t reduce too much, consider at least part time glasses over contacts, etc etc. Most of what you see is a reflection of input and feedback from so many people from all over.
All that to say, keep the insights coming, they define a lot of the structure of what I put out there. If nobody complains about Bates, I won’t talk about Bates. That and you’re not alone, there are countless of us out there in the world, trying to find the same exact answers for our eyeballs.
Also whenever I may seem overly harsh or reactive, realize it’s probably not you (or whoever set off that particular avalanche), but the cumulative volume of feedback and inquiry.