Scams that Target Glasses Wearers
There are several website scams that target glasses wearers. Usually these scams will promise great improvements to your vision or quality of life with little to no effort, medication, or expense. For the purposes of this article, we will be analyzing one of many of these scam products: Quantum Vision.
Promising to give you better vision through eye exercises, the scam Quantum Vision asks you for $39.99 to purchase an e-book. The premise of the product plays on patient's wish to stop wearing glasses and fear of LASIK surgery.
In an attempt to create plausibility for the product, it utilizes eye exercises that are meant for children with developmental disorders and learning disabilities. The exercises are real, but meant for treating relatively rare conditions totally unrelated to near-sightedness, far-sightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia, the four conditions that are responsible for needing glasses. By utilizing something real but poorly understood by the general public, Quantum Vision hides its true nature.
Harmful To You & To Children
Aside from scamming money from innocent people interested in alternatives to glasses, products like Quantum Vision negatively impact peoples understanding of vision. In particular, these products create a misunderstanding of vision therapy, giving it a bad name. Vision therapy is a real solution to often undiagnosed learning disabilities that face many of our nation's children.
Vision Therapy and The Bates Method
Eye exercises are proven to help with visual efficiency and visual learning disabilities. These disorders are diagnosed by optometrists and typically appear in children. Studies show that even if you are diagnosed with these learning disorders, you need careful, personal guidance from a trained vision therapist to see improvements in your symptoms. If you know a child or young adult suffering from double vision, headaches, poor performance in school, or difficulties reading then you should encourage them to visit a vision therapy optometrist and ask if vision therapy is right for them.
All in all, just remember that some things are too good to be true!