Very very rough 1st draft of Day 1…
We open to:
An animated version of a cool, ‘hippie’ bearded Jake
(Jake parachutes into the frame/ kite surfs onto a beach or some other cool entry) Hi! My name is Jake Steiner. Long, long ago (animation goes from Jake with beard to Jake with no beard), I had high myopia (Jake squinting to see without glasses), frequent headaches (rubbing his forehead), tired eyes (rubbing his eyes) and terrible night vision (Jake calling out to a cat at night “Meow! Meow! Sadly, it’s just a piece of paper!). But then, I went from -5 diopter glasses to 20/20 (Jake in thick glasses transforms to biker ‘dude’ Jake on a motorcycle, without them). No eye exercises, no vitamins, no surgery (Jake emphatically crosses out each of these 3 written on a whiteboard). After the truth about myopia was revealed to me (Jake sitting in lotus pose, light enters his eye, falls exactly on his retina, eyes widen in surprise), I have helped 1000s to recover their eyesight (Students about to graduate, class of 20/20 written on their robes, throw their glasses up into the air, instead of their hats).
(Jake, sitting in an armchair – Matrix scene) Will this method work for you? That depends 100% on you! This is not a quick fix. Getting your eyesight back is going to take work. (Jake extends a hand out with a red pill and a blue pill). A hand reaches out to take the red pill. Jake: Follow me!
BLANK SCREEN. DAY 1 is typed out.
“The Truth About Myopia: How your eye works” appears below it, in a single flash.
Before you can go about improving your eyesight, you first have to know how your eye works. Myopia happens in 2 stages: today we will learn about the 1st stage, pseudomyopia. Pseudo = temporary; myopia = not being able to see things at a distance. Pseudomyopia is a passing spasm in the circular muscle in your eye which controls focus. This is the ciliary muscle. It controls the lens and changes shape to give you clear vision, when you look near or far. When you look at something far away, this muscle is relaxed. When you look at something near, the muscle contracts. The closer you look, the greater the ciliary muscle contracts.
When you spend long hours doing close-up work, the ciliary muscle locks up and the lens gets stuck in close-up mode. Because of this, things at a distance seem blurry. For almost everybody, this is the 1st sign of myopia. To resolve this pseudomyopia, you don’t need glasses.
You may have some questions – but if I don’t need glasses, why am I wearing them? How do I get rid of this blur and the glasses? Why do my glasses become thicker and thicker? The answer to these questions lies in the 7 days, so stick around. Cannot wait? Check out the links in the description box/ link to ‘how glasses make your eyesight worse.’
- Have left out the studies; links can be given in the description box.
- Lattice degeneration, retinal detachment, macular degeneration can be referred to during the topic of axial elongation.
- Astigmatism measuring tool to be added when talking about astigmatism.
- The animated video ‘how glasses make your eyesight worse’, seems more or less like day 2?
- Script in bold is Jake speaking.