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Robin Parsons
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      09-29-2004, 02:45 PM
Any eye, human or primate will tend to adapt to whatever lens is
placed before it.It does not necessarily develop a refractive error.
When the lens is removed the vision of the animal will soon return to
normal.

According to Otis Brown a minus lens placed before a normal sighted
individual will produce myopia. Admittedly if the lens is worn for a
few days and then removed there will be a slight difficulty in seeing
perfectly but conditions will soon return to normal.

It is not true that all myopic eyes become more myopic as the years go
by. My wife has been myopic since chilhood and now in her sixties has
a -l prescription which has varied little throughout her life. The
same applies to my sight. I have turned 80 and my prescription is less
than it was when I was aged fourteen. Any optometrist of experience
will have had similar patients.

The plus lens therapy advocated by Otis Brown neither prevents the
development of myopia nor does it improve it. He seems to suggest the
fitting of plus lenses to children to prevent myopia whether or not
they have shown any signs of its appearance. Perhaps we should all be
fitted with lightning conductors to save us from a strike.

The offered anecdotal proof that one or two pilots have benefited from wearing
plus lenses is hardly evidence. Perhaps we should have the opinions of
the optometrists who treated them.
 
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Otis Brown
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      09-30-2004, 02:39 AM
Dear John,

Subject: Plus lens PREVENTION.

I maintain a FREE site on plus lens PREVENTION (not therapy),
and not medical.

www.myopiafree.com

The concept was developed by Dr. Jacob Raphaelson, and
is continued by Dr. Steve Leung;

www.chinamyopia.org

Could you describe who is selling this "kit". I am
curious.

Some additional commentary:


John> I was wondering if anyone had tried plus lens therapy to correct their
vision.

Otis> Provided this preventive method is started
before the minus lens is used, the a degree
of success is possible.


John> ... and if it had worked for them or not.

Otis> Provided that the person works very hard at
it (at the 20/60 level) then clearing to better
than the required Snellen-DMV is a reasonable
possibility. But it is like a diet. Paultry efforts
produce paultry results.


John> I recently found a company who
sells kits for plus lens therapy and wanted to hear if it was worth buying
or not.

Otis> Actually, most of the information is free, and
you can obtain the proper range of plus lenses in
you corner drug store.

Otis> You can expect an explosive response from the
ODs on this site to these remarks. Go figure.

Best,

Otis
Engineer




Thanks,

John
 
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Vile
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      09-30-2004, 11:43 AM
I am sure John from his 1999 message has helped his vision and moved
on by now. That's a weird bug when you post the same topic it
attaches to any old posts that have the same subject. Anyhow...plus
lens therapy has moved my vision to a more even state this month.
Only a inch difference now that's its off by this month instead of 2
where I started from. Only 18 years to go til I get 20/20 avg'ing
about 1 inch of vision back a month more or less, but I have nothing
better to do right now so its ok.

http://www.optometryforums.com/(E-Mail Removed) (Otis Brown) wrote in message news:<(E-Mail Removed) om>...
> Dear John,
>
> Subject: Plus lens PREVENTION.
>
> I maintain a FREE site on plus lens PREVENTION (not therapy),
> and not medical.
>
> www.myopiafree.com
>
> The concept was developed by Dr. Jacob Raphaelson, and
> is continued by Dr. Steve Leung;
>
> www.chinamyopia.org
>
> Could you describe who is selling this "kit". I am
> curious.
>
> Some additional commentary:
>
>
> John> I was wondering if anyone had tried plus lens therapy to correct their
> vision.
>
> Otis> Provided this preventive method is started
> before the minus lens is used, the a degree
> of success is possible.
>
>
> John> ... and if it had worked for them or not.
>
> Otis> Provided that the person works very hard at
> it (at the 20/60 level) then clearing to better
> than the required Snellen-DMV is a reasonable
> possibility. But it is like a diet. Paultry efforts
> produce paultry results.
>
>
> John> I recently found a company who
> sells kits for plus lens therapy and wanted to hear if it was worth buying
> or not.
>
> Otis> Actually, most of the information is free, and
> you can obtain the proper range of plus lenses in
> you corner drug store.
>
> Otis> You can expect an explosive response from the
> ODs on this site to these remarks. Go figure.
>
> Best,
>
> Otis
> Engineer
>
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> John

 
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Rishi Giovanni Gatti
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      09-30-2004, 09:17 PM
> where I started from. Only 18 years to go til I get 20/20 avg'ing
> about 1 inch of vision back a month more or less, but I have nothing
> better to do right now so its ok.


I don't understand your logic, strange indeed.

But why don't you turn to the real thing?
 
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Vile
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      10-01-2004, 03:06 AM
Ok I'll answer this one time for you w/o telling you to **** off, or
blow me or whatever insult it would take to get you to shut up since
you won't anyway.

If you truly support Bates you should post like you were answering
like Bates himself if you know the material well enough. You need to
contribute something that someone idling pasting by this group would
pause and say, "hey that's interesting I would like to know more." I
do like Bates methods such as palming and shifting and swinging,
sunning. But for an avg active adult such as myself its hard to
follow everything in the book exactly on a regular basis. Maybe give
tips to people on how to incorporate the methods in their daily lives.
Maybe you have improved on some Bates theories in your routine. I am
not sure what impulses you to post here as much as you do since I
don't think anybody likes you and would like to even have you arrested
for whatever reason. But maybe if you figure out a way to fit in
better who knows?

Tell you what...give me three tips to better improve my vision (Bates
way) for all to see and maybe just maybe you might get some support on
this group if not by regular posters here, but in the hopes some
potential posters looking on that might get interested in what you
have to say for once.


(E-Mail Removed) (Rishi Giovanni Gatti) wrote in message news:<(E-Mail Removed). com>...
> > where I started from. Only 18 years to go til I get 20/20 avg'ing
> > about 1 inch of vision back a month more or less, but I have nothing
> > better to do right now so its ok.

>
> I don't understand your logic, strange indeed.
>
> But why don't you turn to the real thing?

 
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Otis Brown
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      10-01-2004, 03:49 AM
Dear Vile,

Thanks for the commentary -- I did not see the 1999 year,
and assumed a recent post.

However the advice is still good. In fact I think most
people will turn-down the use of the plus.

The reason I "arm-twisted" my sister's children was
because of Dr. Raphaelson's statements to me
about the plus -- and the public's REJECTION
of the plus at the 20/50 level.

The -1/2 diopter per year was not a published
figure when I started "pushing" them to wear the
plus.

In a sense it was "easy", because they just
checked their eye-chart, and when they saw
there vision was going below the 20/40 to
20/50 line -- they just worked very hard
at it, and always cleared. It certainly beats
the alternative. But that is EXACTLY what
I meant when I said that the person must
have enough force-of-character and resolve
to make the engineering-scientific method
work effectively.

I have yet to figure out how any of the
preventive work could EVER be prescribed,
even though the experimental data is
in excellent order to support the
preventive method and concept.

I will post some commentary on others
using the plus for prevention.

I would have hoped that BOTH of us
had received this information and
advice BEFORE either one of us had
received that first minus. But I
do "dream" of a better future -- but
that is why these ODs are "on my case".

If fact, if they were not so "hard over" they
might see a future for themselves to be
HELPFUL in this preventive method.
But as it stands now, we have no choice
but to do the best we can under
very adverse circumstances indeed.

Best,

Otis
Engineer




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> I am sure John from his 1999 message has helped his vision and moved
> on by now. That's a weird bug when you post the same topic it
> attaches to any old posts that have the same subject. Anyhow...plus
> lens therapy has moved my vision to a more even state this month.
> Only a inch difference now that's its off by this month instead of 2
> where I started from. Only 18 years to go til I get 20/20 avg'ing
> about 1 inch of vision back a month more or less, but I have nothing
> better to do right now so its ok.

 
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