Spreading information that indicates otherwise is unethical and nothing short of assault. If someone claims something of this sort out of ignorance, it’s negligence. If they know better and still don’t act accordingly, it’s criminal negligence and they don’t deserve to call themselves doctors.
Having excellent vision themselves most ophthalmologists focus on the aesthetic side of strabismus and don’t realize what kind of mental strain vision imbalances put on a person’s brain. The academic, physical, emotional, social and financial opportunity costs of not being treated with VT as soon as needed are huge for the individual and for society. On top of the 4% strabismics, there’s a huge group of roughly 20% of the general population with more subtle binocular eye problems not being handed the tools to a better life. They cannot reach up to their potential, get (mental) health problems, cannot maintain normal social relationships and more than once are financially punished for their undetected and untreated vision problem because of inability to perform adequately. Any eye doctor not trying to combat this great injustice with the neuroscientific truth that Vision Therapy allows children and motivated adults to alter their vision should find another profession.
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