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Too Many Chinese Children Need Glasses. Beijing Blames Video Games……………….

In China, bad eyesight has become an increasingly common childhood scourge. The state news agency Xinhua reported this week that Mr. Xi was moved to act after reading a press report on the subject. Nearly half of all Chinese are nearsighted, according to Xinhua.

Too Many Chinese Children Need Glasses. Beijing Blames Video Games

By Raymond Zhong,

  • Aug. 31, 2018

BEIJING — It started this week with a action from China’s Leader, Xi Jinping. Too many of the country’s children need glasses, he said,and the government was going to do something about it.

It ended on Friday with billions of dollars being wiped from the market value of the world’s largest video game company.

New controls on online games were among Chinese authorities’ recommendations for reducing adolescent nearsightedness on Thursday, sending shares in the country’s leading game publisher, Tencent, tumbling the next day. Shares of Japanese game makers like Capcom,Konami and Bandai Namco also fell on Friday, a sign of the size and importance of the Chinese market.

The sell-off is the latest in a series of government-related stumbles for Tencent, one of the world’s largest technology companies. Chinese state media has blamed video games for causing young people to become addicted, lowering their grades and worse. An episode last year, in which a 17-year-old in the southern city of Guangzhou died after playing a smartphone game for 40 hours straight, received wide attention.

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A New ODwire.org feature Mac Users who are technophobes…

More MacMentor musing…

iCloud Photo Stream!

by Geoffrey Horwitz on 03/25/13



Welcome to the 12th edition of The MacMentor tidbits which will cover the Photo Stream option of iCloud.

Photo Stream was introduced in October of 2011, along with iCloud, iOS 5 and a new version of iPhoto (for those people running OSX 10.7, at the time). Photo Stream was not the first photo sharing software to hit the market (There’s Flickr, Shutterfly, SnapFish, Photobucket and Picasa to name a few), but it was Apple first foray into online pictures.

Apple’s take on photo sharing was initially, as you might expect, closed to non-Apple users. Here’s how it worked. You’d snap photos with your iOS device running iOS 5, and when you got into a Wi-Fi zone, those pictures would magically go into the cloud and become available on your other iCloud capable devices.

I’ll never forget the first time I tried it. Same day the iPhone 4S came out (Oct 14, 2011, I think!), I was outside taking pictures of my kids playing football. Now I had already updated my version of iPhoto for my iMac, and turned iCloud and Photo Stream on, so when I came into the house, and my iPhone attached to our WI-Fi network, the fifty or so pictures I took, started flowing to the Photo Stream.

I came over to my iMac and opened up iPhoto, clicked on the Photo Stream option, and sure enough, the pictures I had just snapped with my brand new iPhone began appearing on my iMac! I didn’t have to plug my iPhone in, and copy those pictures into my computer, thanks to iCloud and Photo Stream I had a copy of those pictures without having to do anything! Nice. I love technology when it works. So, how does it work?

Let’s start with your device(s). Photo Stream works with iCloud, so in order to make use of it, your devices need to be iCloud capable. Your iOS device(s) needs to be running at least iOS 5.1 (if you are not at iOS 6, seriously consider upgrading). Your Mac needs to be running at least OSX 10.7.5, and you’ll need iPhoto 9.2.2 or Aperture 3.2.3 or later.Photo Stream does work with PC’s, but I will not be covering that here. Let’s not forget Apple TV, a wonderful way to share your photos, you’ll need at least the 2nd generation Apple TV, running software updates 5.0 or later.

The Photo Stream option on your iOS devices is located in the iCloud Setting. To start using it, go into Settings, find and tap the iCloud setting, scroll down a bit and you’ll find the Photo Stream option, simply turn it on and start taking pictures with your device! On your Mac, you’ll open up System Preferences, click the iCloud preference, and similar to your iOS device(s), you’ll turn Photo Stream on. Now there is one additional step you’ll need to take on your Mac, you’ll go into iPhoto, or Aperture, and within either of those apps, you’ll turn Photo Stream on there as well.

Now let’s talk about getting pictures in your Photo Stream, how many you can have there, how long they stay there, do pictures count against my iCloud storage etc. Apple states that you can have up to 1000 pictures in your Photo Stream at any given time. Apple also says you can have those pictures in your Photo Stream for 30 days. The pictures in your Photo Stream DO NOT count against your iCloud storage, very important to remember for those who are backing up their devices to iCloud.

Deleting pictures from your Photo Stream on your iOS device is quite simple, and there are two ways to accomplish it. You can delete a single picture by clicking on the picture, then tapping the garbage can (lower right corner of screen). Or you can delete multiple pictures. To do this, you tap the Edit button (top Right), then tap the pictures you wish to delete, then tap the Delete button (bottom right). On your Mac, deleting a Photo Stream pictures is also very easy. Either within iPhoto or Aperture, click on the Photo Stream option. You can delete single pictures, or multiple pictures from Photo Stream, just as you would if you were in an Events/Photos/Faces or Places (iPhoto).

Now let’s talk about sharing your photos from Photo Stream. This is a new option that became available in the fall of 2012 with the release of iOS 6.

Shared Photo Streams can also be created on your Mac, running OSX 10.8.2 or later with Aperture 3.4 or later or iPhoto 9.4 or later (you could and some people do, use both). Shared Photo Stream(s) rock!

One great feature of the shared Photo Stream is that is can be shared with non Mac or non iOS devices, thank you Apple! When you share a Photo Stream, it becomes a private website that you share by providing email addresses to those you wish to share it with.

Here’s how you do it. On your iOS device, you’ll go into the Photo’s app, and choose Photo Stream, then you choose the pictures you wish to share by clicking the edit button (top right), tapping the photos, then choosing the share option, lower left of your screen. When you click share, you have six options to share your pictures. Via Message, another Photo Stream, Facebook, Print, Copy or Save to Camera roll.

We are going to click the Photo Stream option. Next, click New Photo Stream, type the email addresses (or if you have them in your contacts, simply type the persons name and pick their email address). Create a name for your Photo Stream, then you can choose whether or not you wish to make this Photo Stream public, or only viewable by those whose email you provided. If the Photo Stream is NOT created as a public website, those people who were emailed your link, MUST be using that email address as an Apple ID in order to view the Shared Photo Stream, this is very important.

If you make the Photo Stream public, it can be viewed by anyone, regardless of whether or not their email is an Apple ID or not. To create a shared Photo Stream in iPhoto, from your library, choose the pictures you wish to share, click the Share option (lower right), choose Photo Stream, enter the names (or email addresses) of those you wish to share the Photo Stream with and the rest as they say, is history! Those people who you’ve shared your Photo Stream with, who’s email address is an Apple ID, can view the pictures on their iOS device(s), as long as they are running iOS 6 or later, or on their Mac, in iPhoto 9.4 or later, or Aperture, 3.4 or later.

The shared Photo Streams can also be viewed on an Apple TV, running software 5.1 or later. In case you were wondering, there is a limit to the number of photo’s you can share in a Photo Stream, that number is 1000. Also, shared Photo Streams never expire, until you delete them…

So, you now know how to share your Photo Streams amongst your friend/family and me should you choose. Have fun, and until next time, I hope you and your devices are running smoothly!


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Offset Multifocal Optics with OptiSync Technology

Offset Multifocal Optics with OptiSync Technology
with Drs. Matthew Lampa and Stephanie Ramdass

Soft contacts frequently decenter temporally, which can lead to sub-optimal visual outcomes.

In this ODwire.org webinar, Drs. Matt Lampa and Stephanie Ramdass discuss the science behind this decentration, and how the NEW OptiSync Technology allows you to offset the multifocal optics from the center of the lens and target alignment with the patient’s visual axis.

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20/30 With Bare Eyes, Optometrist Floored

We haven’t done gains updates in a while, looks like.  Overdue to add to the 20/20 journey pile!

First up is Keith, who has done something I often recommend – changing optometrists if your existing one doesn’t share your enthusiasm or curiosity, or isn’t at least willing to indulge your wish to explore alternatives to sheeple lenses for life.

Surround yourself with people who enable your ambitions!

Keith’s post from the Facebook group:

Support great optometrists!

There are a variety of these posts in our Facebook group, and I’m not doing it all justice here since I don’t get to post every one of them.  Do poke around the group for more gains reports.

Here’s one more though, from Henry:

Well done.

Of course you don’t strictly need the optometrist’s approval.  Trusting self measurements is a good idea.

But if you’re working with somebody who is engaged with you throughout the process, tells you which diopters you’re looking through at each given moment, has a nice test environment with good light and doesn’t pressure you, by all means enjoy the professional support.  And be sure to buy some glasses from those providers to make sure they stay in business!

Housekeeping Notes:  I’ve been a bit sidetracked by actual business, hence a bit less time to post here in the blog or be active in the Le Meow forum or our Facebook group.  On the good news side, we have over a dozen health and wellness podcasts (some of them quite large) waiting to do interviews and I’m planning to get those done in the coming months.  It’s finally on the active to-do list.  Stay tuned!

Cheers,

-Jake

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Kim Kardashian Signs A Deal With Carolina Lemke Berlin

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Bar Refaeli & Kim Kardashian West

Carolina Lemke Berlin announced that reality star celebrity Kim Kardashian will be the face of the Israeli eyewear company, Carolina Lemke Berlin, alongside model and actress Bar Rafaeli, the owner of the eyewear chain. Carolina Lemke Berlin is a 15-year-old fashion eyewear brand with 75 stores in Israel and 16 branches worldwide.

Kim Kardashian West will also become a partner in the creation of a limited edition line of eyewear, receiving 10% of the shares of the company set up in the United States by Bar Rafaeli. Carolina Lemke Berlin is expected to spend between $20 million and $30 million to enter the U.S. Market. In addition to the 10% share in the American company, Kardashian is reported to receive 5% of the proceeds of a new line of eyewear she will be designing.

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Comment on Optometrists Calling Us Names (Again) by Steve

Before we get into people calling us names, let’s take one wee step back for a little background.

Despina, our contributing optometrist just wrote a draft post for the blog.  In it, as always with well chosen words, she sounds less than completely excited about my recent lapse of tactful discourse (probably this post here).  And she is indeed spot on, sometimes I lose patience, and that all still makes into into the blog and onto Twitter on occasion.

Her post should be up tomorrow.  I”m always open to critique, and there’s zero censorship here.

A lot goes on behind the scenes.  I’m working with several researchers and medical science authors on formatting myopia reversal experiences and progress reports into a format to be able to quantify mechanistic data to be part of clinical data.  Studies are being written, and there are rumors of someone headed towards a PhD candidate spot on this whole topic.  Imagine that!  Long term plans and short term navigating, and while I still can I like to let some of my emotion, be it frustration or otherwise, find its way into my writing.

I don’t want this blog, or our relationship, devolve into sounding like a newswire, or the lowest common denominator tone of what you consume in daily news media.  I want to keep it real, even if that’s not always pleasant or conformist.  The risk of course is that you sometimes realize that I’m not always a consummate professional (Jake, ever?).  The risk is a hit to credibility.  The risk is that some may be offended, possibly even rightfully so.

That’s the deal.  Eventually there will be others who can give the same quality advice as you get from me, coming from various other types of personalities.  Meanwhile I hope you at least sometimes enjoy the rough edges that are part of reality.

Hey, let’s look at some reality right now!  

This morning I see some of the usual drama on Twitter.  Optometrists getting lippy again.  Guys who I try to be nice to and about, calling @endmyopia names.  Seriously, how is that appropriate.  Who you ask, starts the fire?  It’s almost never from us.

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Look at that.  (Haris is referring to one of the @endmyopia articles, which the other guy had retweeted.)  So @endmyopia is a money scam, he says.  You wonder why I lose my patience sometimes, with these characters.  

Some guy who you know is dispensing advice that contributes to the worldwide myopia, making money with it, calls you a money scam.  A guy who most ironically, unwittingly himself is a shill in the 100 billion dollar a year money scam.  And that guy points the finger at @endmyopia, taking pot shots. 

How many times can you see things like that before you push back?

And here’s the thing.  There is no way that any one of these guys can survive a full on confrontation on this topic.  If you’re a long time reader, you probably chuckle at this point.  The overwhelming scientific evidence on lens-induced myopia, the thousands of studies on pseudo myopia, the massive growth in stock valuation of lens companies, the rapid progression of the myopia epidemic.  How long of a debate is an optometrist going to make it through, before looking foolish about his or her lack of insights into the science and heavily documented findings?  

There is only one correct question that an optometrist can ask us here.  There’s only one thing that can be said, that demonstrates the person has some integrity and modicum of intelligence. Amazingly, Haris defies the odds and becomes exactly the one guy with a respectable comeback:  

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See that?  Well done, Haris.  

The only right comeback is, show me the science.   You can call @endmyopia a scam at first glance.  We’ll shrug that off.  But upon further inspection, you have to ask for evidence.  You have to demonstrate that you’re going to substantiate your accusations.   

And hopefully that leads to positive discourse.  Since the renovations took place and we opened the doors to optometrists, all the opportunity is now here.  Even if I sometimes lose some parts of the well tempered temper in blog posts.  😉

Cheers,

-Jake

** Update **

Nooope, nope.  Spoke too soon. 

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Yea that’s right.  I sent him this pretty fascinating compendium of published research, as a start.  That’s 59 clinical research references, from publications he should be reading like Investigative Ophthalmology, and dozens of published ophthalmology PhD’s multi years of research, discussing exactly the topic he’s busy ignoring.

First this doctor of optometry calls us a scam, and when confronted with science, he makes not one inkling of a move towards acknowledging even the remotest possibilities. 

This is why I get cranky, occasionally.  Idiocy hurts my brain.

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The New MyDay Toric & Building your 1-day Practice – Mark Andre, FAAO

In this brief ODwire.org TV Interview, Mark Andre, FAAO, Associate Professor of Optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry tells us all about the NEW CooperVision MyDay Toric, and using the new lens to build your 1-day practice.

We touch on –

  • Statistics on toric fits, dropouts and where the market is moving
  • The design of the lens vs Biofinity
  • The nature of the material and its low modulus
  • Using LensFerry to help build your 1-day Practice

If you have any questions about MyDay Toric or LensFerry, please post them in this thread.

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Success story

Hi all, for those of you who don’t know, my name is David and I have noticed my vision get worse since the age of 14, however, I wasn’t prescribed lenses in the year 2009 (age 15) and saw my eyesight get only worse up until 2012. I came across this forum in only September 2012 (age: 18 and 5 months) and have decided to share with you my success story in the hope that it can help motivate some others who are finding it hard to progress.

Basically, I had seen remarkable improvements in my eyesight over the past 4 months and decided to book an appointment at the optician. I knew my eyesight was better in 2009 than it was before the September of 2012 so I was a little anxious when I went along not knowing if my prescription was gonna be any higher or still the same.

In fact, when I went into the room to get my eyes tested, I could read every line she asked me to with my right eye and all but one with my left eye. I was told my eyes had improved quite a bit since last time and that there was no point in giving me a prescription as it would only make my eyesight worse (there wasn’t a prescription weak enough for my right eye and it would only be the first “step” of prescription for my left eye). She also told me to stop wearing the old lenses which were now deemed to strong for my eyes.

Now the real incredible thing about this is that she was measuring my eyesight against my eyesight when I was 15 which was obviously much better than my eyesight when I was 17/ just turned 18. This means that since September 2012, using the Bates method for merely 4 months has returned my eyesight better than it was 3 years ago and possibly more since my eyesight is actually perfect in my right eye, although I know from experience it isn’t quite perfect at night.

I think the key to using the Bates method is actually not trying but more concentrating on what you are seeing. Although you sometimes think you are concentrating on what you are seeing you might not be fully. The best way to make sure you are concentrating is to “register” what you see as David says. Also, I don’t believe that myopees will benefit from the phrase “don’t try to see”, this is precisely what I did previously, I just let my eye roll around and look at the air in front of me without actually focusing on anything, if you are myopic from my experience it does seem naturally more difficult to get used to concentrating on objects but the more you do it, I assure you, the more natural and relaxed your eyesight will feel.

Thank you for reading, if you have any questions just pm me or something, I am not on here much though anymore because, although I don’t need a prescription, I know my eyesight can still be improved and I’m trying to keep away from computers etc as much as possible at least until my left eye catches up with my right eye. One thing I should also mention is that I wasn’t a strongly short sighted person that needed glasses all the time but I was short sighted enough that it was uncomfortable to go about my life previously without corrective lenses.

Congratulations on your progress, and thanks for these words. I completely agree.

Quote:I think the key to using the Bates method is actually not trying but more concentrating on what you are seeing. Although you sometimes think you are concentrating on what you are seeing you might not be fully. The best way to make sure you are concentrating is to “register” what you see as David says. Also, I don’t believe that myopees will benefit from the phrase “don’t try to see”, this is precisely what I did previously, I just let my eye roll around and look at the air in front of me without actually focusing on anything, if you are myopic from my experience it does seem naturally more difficult to get used to concentrating on objects but the more you do it, I assure you, the more natural and relaxed your eyesight will feel.

david01 Wrote:Also, I don’t believe that myopees will benefit from the phrase “don’t try to see”, this is precisely what I did previously, I just let my eye roll around and look at the air in front of me without actually focusing on anything, if you are myopic from my experience it does seem naturally more difficult to get used to concentrating on objects but the more you do it, I assure you, the more natural and relaxed your eyesight will feel.

I totally agree. It’s the non-directed stare that is a major mistake. Trying to see the way the eyes are meant to is great. But people are used to trying to see in a way that’s going to fail, so the results of any attempt to do it reinforces the idea that trying to see is bad.

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Nancy Wrote:Congratulations on your progress, and thanks for these words. I completely agree.

Quote:I think the key to using the Bates method is actually not trying but more concentrating on what you are seeing. Although you sometimes think you are concentrating on what you are seeing you might not be fully. The best way to make sure you are concentrating is to “register” what you see as David says. Also, I don’t believe that myopees will benefit from the phrase “don’t try to see”, this is precisely what I did previously, I just let my eye roll around and look at the air in front of me without actually focusing on anything, if you are myopic from my experience it does seem naturally more difficult to get used to concentrating on objects but the more you do it, I assure you, the more natural and relaxed your eyesight will feel.

Hi Buddy,

It is great for your improvement early.Thanks to this site, they have really unpredictable effort to cure any person as early as possible.

Thanks.

I guess I don’t quite understand what the difference is between concentrating to see and trying to see. When I concentrate on the letters that are blurry to me on the eye chart, am I “straining” my eyes? Am I “trying to see”?

Also, with regards to swinging, should I lock eyes on some object or let my eyes roam around and just look at the air and not actually the scenery? Because I know when I don’t try to look at the scenery, it will move in the opposite direction like it’s supposed to? But is that wrong?

Quote:Also, I don’t believe that myopees will benefit from the phrase “don’t try to see”, this is precisely what I did previously, I just let my eye roll around and look at the air in front of me without actually focusing on anything

Yes, letting your eyes roll around is pointless, you need to build focusing power, and you cant do that without focusing, just dont stare or force anything Smile (for example don’t squeeze your eyes or “hard blink” Smile.

(07-08-2014, 01:57 AM)Paul888 Wrote:

Quote:Also, I don’t believe that myopees will benefit from the phrase “don’t try to see”, this is precisely what I did previously, I just let my eye roll around and look at the air in front of me without actually focusing on anything

Yes, letting your eyes roll around is pointless, you need to build focusing power, and you cant do that without focusing, just dont stare or force anything Smile (for example don’t squeeze your eyes or “hard blink” Smile.

If you are trying to focus on something, doesnt that mean you are going to be staring at it, therefore the possiblity of straining your eyes? For example, right now across the room is a DVD player and I can barely see whats on it, I am trying to make out what it says on the box and notice the buttons, when am I specificly trying ‘too hard’? Is it when squinting? If so, I don’t think I ever try too hard because I don’t squint, sometimes I might stare and focus a lot, but never squint.

Quote:If you are trying to focus on something, doesnt that mean you are going to be staring at it,

it’s not about “trying” for sure, just the opposite.

I will explain what I mean. When I walk into the room, I will slowly gaze from left to right, but when I notice something that spark my attention, I will look directly at that object. From that moment I will let my eyes do their job (focus)..

If my eyes will not focus clearly on that object in first second, it’s ok, I will not try to force them (squint my eyes or something similar like hard blink). Instead I will relax my mind even more than second ago, and while doing that my eyes will start relaxing also.

When I feel relaxation in my eyes, my eyes starts responding and I will see much higher fluctuations in my vision. From now all I need to do is just to “shift” between points, on that object, and my eyes will focus (sooner or later).

You need to realize, that every object is made from details, and by “shifting” I mean, that I will look at every detail possible on that object, so It’s not like I’m staring on one point :), instead my eyes are constantly moving (shifting) between details.

This is good ilustration on how my eyes works now. Notice, that guy isnt looking around without actually focusing on anything, he is constantly shifitning and focusing. Hope you can see this scheme now :), first he is looking at object, 2’nd he is searching for details on that object (so he shifts a lot on that object, and NEVER stare)

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