As I was surfing Facebook tonight, because, well, I have no life and this what I do, I came across an advertisement for the Quantum Vision System, which guarantees “perfect vision in just 7 days” or your money back!
Holy Eyeballs, Batman! Why did they never teach me this in my residency? Shoot! I’ve been wearing glasses since third grade. I could have been glasses free before the end of the marking period! (Forehead slap, which makes me thirsty for a V8 for some reason.)
Naturally, I had to investigate this miracle for myself.
Disclaimer: I have no financial interest in this product. I am not telling you not to try it for yourself, or confuse you with double negatives. It might work for you. All I am doing here is to provide my thoughts on the promotional video. You may reach whatever conclusion you like from that. You can see the promotional video on Youtube.
Not far into the video, the alleged doctor asserts that “if you fall asleep in your contacts they can slide around in your eye and damage your optic nerve.”
Seriously???? That’s a violation of basic anatomy right there!
And then, when talking about LASIK surgery, he says:
I wouldn’t let an amerature touch my eyes either! So, apparently anatomy isn’t the only class he skipped. Spelling AMATEUR isn’t important when you are saving eyesight and lives!
There was a rumor back in medical school that anyone who applied to an ophthalmology residency, but couldn’t spell ophthalmology, didn’t have a chance to get in. Those applications went straight into the circular file.
Optrometry Optometry schools must not screen their applicants similarly.
And if that isn’t enough, how about recalibrate?
Maybe recolaborate is a military strategerizing term. Or it could be a quantum term that only Einstein understands.
Again, I’m not suggesting you shouldn’t try out his $37.00 “risk free” vision system. But if it had been me, I’d have charged maybe $49.00 and hired a proofreader to give me some more credibility.
And, I’m not the only blogger to stumble upon this:
My Eye Pod writes:
Here is “Dr” William Kemp, who claims to be an optometrist in Virginia, but does not exist as far as my research can tell (no Twitter account, no LinkedIn profile, no Facebook page, no practice website, no Virginia Optometric license, etc). . . The video presentation is rife with typos (“lense”, and “amerture” for example), impossible claims (reading the serial number of an airliner from the ground), and absolutely hilarious reinactments. But that’s not all! He also claims his method can help you remember things better, have improved brain function, reduce stress and even “detect all lies”! WOW, WHO WOULDN’T WANT ALL OF THAT!?
And Eye Exercises for Computer Users writes:
The promotional video lasts very long. I thought I was only 30mn long. I could not pause it. I left it playing for about an hour and when I came back, it still is playing! . . . Don’t hurt your eyes and watch that never-ending infomercial. Many scammers who gave reviews all over the place are unethical affiliates who starve to get commissions from selling you this ebook. The product seems to come with a money-back guarantee. But here is the catch: if you would buy it from an affiliate link, you won’t get that feature.
I guess I’ll have to go back to my glasses, which I will do just as soon as I squint and feel around to find them! It might take me seven days!