Welcome to sci.med.vision (5/11)

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by The Real Bev, May 12, 2009.

  1. The Real Bev

    The Real Bev Guest

    Executive summary:

    There are a number of people here
    with no medical credentials at all and a
    lot of opinions bordering on religious
    belief. The people trying to promote the
    Bates Method, "The Plus" lens and pinhole
    glasses are examples of this behavior.

    Before acting, do some research.

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    The purpose of this newsgroup is to discuss issues related to
    eye health and vision care from a scientific viewpoint.
    Issues for discussion include (but are not limited to): how
    the eye works, vision problems and how they may be corrected,
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    remedied, as well as items related to new research and
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    sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The people trying
    to promote the Bates Method are one such example of this

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    The Real Bev, May 12, 2009
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