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Profit-Driven “Health Care”?

“And as always, I must say that there isn’t any malice involved. Just as psychiatrist prescribe psychosomatic drugs like candy, and surgeons sell invasive procedures, so does the optometry field dispense diopter correction with total abandon. It’s the whole paradigm of health that is broken. The industry should never be run as a for-profit enterprise. Once you combine health and profit, this is exactly what happens.

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Lastly, don’t follow my lead in terms of tone. There is no benefit to confronting or personally attacking anyone for their profession –– the problem goes far beyond the optometrist, the school, and the lens maker. Everybody does the best they can, inside the broken system that is health for profit.”

Alex Frauenfeld, Behavioural Ophthalmologist at the Frauenfeld Clinic Archive,  November 21, 2014

Gauging Myopia Improvement — Snellen Chart and Beyond

Myopia rehabilitation won’t make much sense unless we can somehow keep track of our refractive status. Without any knowledge about how to gauge myopia improvement, any reasonable person will eventually want to give up. As with any other long-term project, the ability to track progresses can help us get on the right tracks, and provides the ultimate incentives to carry on with our effort. In what follows, we present: Continue reading Gauging Myopia Improvement — Snellen Chart and Beyond