A Breakthrough Method in Correcting Nearsightedness
For those in the Profession
This site is mainly for opticians, but I welcome the public to check it out also. As I mentioned in my seminars, I can help you with designing the lens and fitting it on the patient. For adults, the correctable range is from -0.50 D to -1.50 D. For youths during development (from 4 to 15 years of age), the correctable range is up to -3.00 D. If the youth is hyperopic, the correctable range is up to +3.00 D.
Some features of ortho C are similar to an earlier version of ortho K that I wanted to improve on. Back then when I started the research, it was worn as a visual aid. I kept the feature where you wear the lenses with the eyes open. However, I changed the duration and frequency of wear. The wearing frequency is less with ortho C. With that version of ortho K, you have to wear it everyday. With ortho C, the goal is to eventually wear it once every 2 or 3 weeks. And the duration is less. With that version of ortho K, you have to wear it all day. With ortho C, you wear it for about 5 minutes during the day. It is a neurological process. It is not mechanical. Physiotherapy is not required in the -0.50 D to -1.50 D range (for adults). The muscles were not compromised.
The procedure to deal with nearsightedness neurologically is based on a plain “flexible” pair of contact lenses (without any prescription) which you only wear for about 5 minutes—and you do not have to wear them everyday. Neurology is involved instead of reshaping or physiotherapy due to the speed of the treatment. It is quicker than laser treatment and there is no need to allow time for recovery. The lenses are for therapeutic purposes only—not a visual aid. The purpose of performing the drill regularly is to prevent progressive myopia which is just as important as treating the existing myopia--especially with children (Refer to the latest book on my research Dealing with Nearsightedness During Development.)
Although the reversal process sounds mechanical, the ortho C lenses will improve your vision naturally in the sense that it is a neurological process. The cornea is not reshaped. There are no implants involved, such as implanting a “ring” onto your cornea (cornea ring implant), or implanting a lens between your natural lens and the iris (intraocular lens implant), or even implanting another cornea onto your existing cornea. And there are no “retainer” lenses to wear once your vision improves—as in the case of orthokeratology or “ortho K”, as it’s also sometimes called, which is Latin for “correcting the cornea” (by “flattening” it out).
Perhaps a good term for the procedure is orthoculogy (Latin for “correcting the whole eye”) or ortho C, for short. The whole eye, instead of just a part of it, strives to be corrected naturally during the reversal process. Thus the burden of your visual improvement is not placed on any specific part of the eye—such as the lens. When the reshaping of the cornea, lens, and eyeball together causes the focal point to “shift”, it generates less of an “effort to see” and thus less fluctuation.
The myopic structure of your eye—which usually involves the eyeball, the lens, the cornea, and the muscles—has a tendency to reverse back to its premyopic shape without surgery. Certain muscles have to be relaxed, other muscles have to be stretched, and others have to be tightened. All this activity takes place at the same time indirectly by reinstating the correct neuromuscular message. The reversal process occurs simultaneously, and that is how you became myopic: certain muscles were not relaxed, others became too tight, and others lost their tensile strength—the deterioration all took place at the same time.
I never did intended to monopolize my findings and then charge a ridiculous price for the treatment; but I did want to patent it to prevent others from doing just that. I abide by the ethics of Frederick Grant Banting who discovered insulin. Any invention that proposes a cure should be affordable, it should be available to everyone, it should not be inferior, and it should not be monopolized by a corporation.
Publications on correcting myopia:
My paper on correcting myopia (click on the link below):
papers on correcting astigmatism (click on the links below):
My paper on detachment (click on the link below):
My paper on neurological implications (click on the link below):