Yay, You Got An Invite! You’re About To Get The Entire BackTo20/20 Program, Full Forum Access, & Direct Support From Me.
But first, take a look at how BackTo20/20 works. Read carefully, don’t impulse subscribe before you read this:
You made it through my onslaught of educational e-mails, the firehose of new eyesight knowledge. I didn’t make it all that easy, but you stuck with it.
And before we get on with the actual important parts, the answer to your burning question is … 99 USD. Yes, if you take advantage of this invite, you’ll end up spending $99 a month on getting your eyes back. (or a single payment with a big discount)
But any of that, only if I’m right and what I promise works for you. Otherwise you don’t pay anything.
That out of the way, let’s talk about the important stuff.
There’s a reason I sent you all those long, detailed e-mails: If you apply just the same amount of time you did reading there to BackTo20/20, you will actually get your healthy eyesight back.
The site used to have a public sign-up page. First thing I did when I took over, was to get rid of that.
Truth is, most people aren’t ready to take on this kind of adventure. I don’t want to take their money, or waste their time. I only want to work with those who will truly benefit. It took us a while (I enlisted some professional help for this one) to figure out how to “qualify” who should get this link, access to this page and the actual BackTo20/20 sign-up.
After trying a few dozen different strategies, we ended up with the e-mail sequence you just read through.
Just the fact that you arrived here tells me that you are ready. BackTo20/20 is not any more difficult than reading the e-mails I sent you. Actually, it is easier. It’s carefully structured to take just 20 minutes per session, and give you just a simple action to take.
We don’t do eye exercises, or complicated activities. We will make tiny adjustments to your habits, built into little 20 minute sessions, will get you all those results you’ve read about already.
You’ll love it!
*all student comments on this page can be found in our Facebook group!
Quick note on some new rules: 1) You must be at least 25 years of age to sign up. 2) Credit card or Paypal account must be in your name. No exceptions. 3) Jake reserves the right to review and approve or decline any registration. An invite does not automatically guarantee membership!
*Why the new rules? BackTo20/20 membership is meant to improve the course through feedback and solid participation. We ultimately want a program that can be used by optometrists and industry professionals. Your participation is meant to be mutually beneficial – you learn how to recover your eyesight, and we get to improve the course via your questions, progress reports, and feedback.
How BackTo20/20 Works
Use stimulus and strain knowledge to beat myopia.
You already know that glasses aren’t the answer, and that myopia is part strain, part lens-induced. I won’t get into all that again, here.
But what about the alternatives? Eye exercises are nonsense. Bates doesn’t apply to modern lens-induced myopia. Vitamins might make your eye lashes silky smooth, but they won’t fix the eyeball’s axial length or relax your focusing muscle.
There are a few who focus on the glasses. Which, that’s the right start (for amateurs).
But they’re still wrong.
Your eyesight happens where? In your eyes?
No. Your eyesight happens in your visual cortex. It happens in your BRAIN. And even the part of your eyeball that’s receiving the focused beam of light, the retina, is actually not part of the eye – it is part of the brain.
It’s true. Biology fact. Retina, connected by the optic nerve to the cortex, is part of the brain.
So while some guys are obsessing about plus lens therapy or not wearing glasses, they’re still entirely missing the point. The point which is, we have to talk to your brain, your visual cortex, about the problem you’re having.
The problem in part created by glasses, and now fully obscured from the brain by the glasses.
We will deal a lot with diopters, no question. But while some do what seems the same as I do and still get only marginal results, my clients (that’s you, shortly) get real, tangible improvements. Because we (you) get it. Diopters, stimulus, the whole lot of what we’ll cover in the sessions, targets your visual cortex first, and your eyeball second.
I’m the eye guru, lacking a lot of false modesty, because I understand the real problem. I’ll earn the title by teaching it all to you, in simple 20 minute sessions, and leading you to action and better eyesight.
And if I’m wrong? Send a quick e-mail to the impartial, not-ruled-by-me refunds department, and they’ll send you your money back. No questions.
But I’m not wrong. 😉
20 Minutes To Success
We covered that not many out there know what they’re talking about.
But even if they did, they still wouldn’t get you to better eyesight. Why? Because every one of the (rather few) insightful avenues I ever found, totally forget that .. you also have a life.
You’re not going to quit your job and move up to Jake’s misty mountain top eye retreat ashram. Really, speaking long term, you aren’t even going to spend 10 minutes a day, three months from now, doing an exercise.
That’s why they’d all fail regardless. One has to not just understand the eye, and how to change it, but also how to change the people who have those eyeballs in their heads. (that’s you)
BackTo20/20 assumes that you don’t have time to spare.
I assume that you’ll take 20 minutes to learn for a while, while it’s all new and exciting. I assume that after that time (many many months of testing narrowed that time to about 8 weeks for most people), you’ll probably get distracted by all the other things going on in your life.
Realistic goals, achieved with good habits.
So here’s what I did. I know I have an approximate eight week window (give or take, some take it slower and make up for it with a longer attention span).
In that eight weeks I’m going to teach you what I learned in about 620 weeks (or over 10,000 hours, but who’s counting .. and that’s not actually counting the years since, learning from participant experiences, and also the eight months tweaking the program itself).
I’m going to put into eight weeks, in simple 20 minute sessions, a real “guru-level” of insight for you.
But enough with the promises.
The First 30 Sessions
Your problem, the one that isn’t going to go away, is your eyes staring at screens, better part of every day.
Fixing your eyesight, considering that we can’t remove the root cause of it, would seem basically impossible. It’s like you saying “hey Jake, I’m going to keep eating pizza, get me in shape.”
Because it’s such an involved bit of magic (fixing a problem without fixing the problem), we dedicate the better part of 30 sessions to it. You have to absolutely be able to look at screens all day, without your eyes getting worse. And actually, which now verges on the absurd, you want your eyes to get BETTER, while exposed to the problem.
I’ve got all that for you. Yes, keep your office job. Look at screens all day. I’ll still get you better eyesight.
How do we do it?
I’m not going to preach. I’ll teach you things, instead. The what’s, and the why’s. And the how’s. Remember the measurement e-mails? A bit like that. A real, simple, tangible activity, and then ways you will use that to start working your eyes around the strain.
There are guys out there who desperate try to copy the @endmyopia method. You may have read about “plus lens therapy”. Like a monkey stealing your car.
Rather than just beating tools onto rocks, I’ll show the real meaning of things like plus lenses. How focal plane creates the wrong, or the right kind of stimulus. How you test what you need, how you do it, and then how you quantify whether it’s working.
And we’ll always come back around to what really matters. How all these things affect your visual cortex, the brain behind the curtain, pulling all the strings. How we’ll give the right sort of inputs so that your brain makes the right kinds of decisions.
Did you know that your minus lenses completely surpassed the feedback loop that would tell you about eye strain?
All you’ve got left right now is random headaches and neck pain, and dry eyes.
It’s a gag, those glasses you’re wearing. We’ll fix it all, and then you’ll look back and think “gee, this was really all rather simple.” Which makes me less amazing in your future hindsight. Just remember though, part of the whole genius of this is that I not only make it look easy, but I make it be easy (for you).
In 30 sessions you’ll never have to worry about a higher diopter number again.
But we’re just getting started.
The Next 30 Sessions
The second 30 sessions are all about what you will do, when you no longer have to worry about close-up destroying your eyesight.
By that time you should consider yourself a “guru in training”. It’s all really obvious by now, I’m just filling in the blanks.
We’ll talk a lot about distance vision. How distance vision is the tool to create the stimulus that tells your visual cortex that you need those eyes to provide more distance focus ability. That your eyeballs are possibly too long, and need some axial change.
You won’t just be reading. You’ll experience these things.
You’ll notice double vision, multiple clear images, where before there was only blur. You’ll actually witness your brain adjusting along with your eyes, and having to “recalibrate” your vision. It’s going to be, quite possibly, one of the more amazing experience you’ll have (if you appreciate your body, and pay attention to your senses).
The ballgame will change completely, as you start to use your glasses as a crutch, as a tool to induce stimulus, to get you just enough and make your eyes work for the rest.
And yes, you’ll realize it’s all so shockingly simple, and I’ll have to fend for you to keep giving me some credit. I’ll have to remind you that you came here some months ago (as in, today), and you didn’t know the first thing. You trusted the optometrist, and you believed that your eyes were broken. You were resigned to a life behind glasses.
Everything seems easy in hindsight, easy after you conquered the beast (or just the optometrist).
Even More Sessions
I am still adding things from time to time, to this day. Things you’ll want to try out, things that may keep you motivated. Things that you, the future expert, will be able to make sense of, and experiment with.
For example, I’ve got this somewhat mind blowing activity you HAVE TO experience. It only works at dusk, it only works once you did all the other things, and it works best if you have dusk, and neon lit signs. And it works best if you already had at least two prescription reductions successfully completed.
That’s why it’s in the “extra” sessions, since .. yes, that’s a bit of a specific scenario.
But in that scenario, after you did all sorts of work already, been improving your eyesight, you might be able to get as much as a full diopter of better vision. As in instantly, in a matter of 30 minutes, your eyes “snap” into a whole diopter better vision.
Not fair to bring that up now. All I’m saying is .. this is a whole lot more than just some “Internet course”. This is proper awesome-level stuff.
Support: Your Personal Guru
All those sessions are on a timer. You can’t skip ahead.
Sure, I could put it all in a book. In fact, I’ve done that. You know what?
A bit part of what you are getting here isn’t just the “what”. This only works if you apply it all, if you make new habits, if you do all the things, in order, at the right time. Trust me on this, there is so, so much failure, without the correct approach. I’ve seen tons of it, back when I tried to make it a book-format. Worst thing ever.
But do it right, it’s easy. The timer, simple as it is now, was a total revelation in better therapy.
But also, I’m not putting this up and then going on forever-vacation. Nice as it would be.
You’re going to have questions. You can see the support forum on the site now, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg of support I give on a daily basis. Once you complete the sign-up on this page, you can read all the support forum threads (nice!).
I give you the keys, with your membership. Drop in on the forum any time. Mi casa, su casa. Ask me whenever you get stuck.
That all by itself is a huge value.
You can also get the proper guru level membership, and see me in-person. I’m not hiding (I’m just a tad expensive, and overbooked). But if you don’t want to spend that much money, the forum gets you Jake-time just as well.
Quick Note: I have clients in 25 countries. We keep things in English here, to keep my brain from getting fried. I can speak five languages fairly fluently, and muddle my way through another four. In some very specific cases I’ll help in languages other than English, if need be.
I also keep the group small and manageable. No more than 10 invites per month, going for quality and a sense of community, rather than huge numbers.
First name basis, instead of hundreds of anonymous readers!
Here’s just a few of the hundreds of participant experiences I showed you previously in my e-mails. If you want to go back, look through those as well.
I’m sure there are at least a few that started just where you are at now!
I’ve been using my first Normalized prescription now for 5 weeks. Haven’t touched my old full prescription glasses in all that time! For reference, my old prescription was: OD -3.25, -0.75 Cyl, 180 Ax OS -3.00, -0.75 Cyl, 160 Ax My Normalized prescription is: OD -2.50 OS -2.25 with no CYL correction. The first week was definitely the hardest in the sense that I really noticed the difference in my ability to see clearly, especially indoors or under poor lighting. But day by day it got better and now it feels just fine when I’m outdoors on a sunny day. With a bit of focus pulling I can read car license plates from about 30 meters away. October 21, 2014 Paul
I have joined up for my son who is 14, his prescription was -2.25 in right eye and -1.50 in left eye with slight astigmatism when we visited the optician for first time. He has been print pushing with plus lenses on for close up work at home and Working on far away signs and number plates and bringing them into focus, we even set up a sign in the garden that is blurry to him so he can practice bringing it into focus. Last visit to opticians said his right eye has improved to -2.00 which is what I also tested it at on a home snellen chart at 20ft. His left eye has seen great improvement since then, he is reading with it at the 1.25 line now at 20ft and his right eye today is reading the -1.75 at 20ft, tested in morning and afternoon so really pleased at his progress so far.” January 14, 2015 Lucia
I’ve been offline from the forum for many months now, but I am still actively following the #endmyopia Method in pursuit of eliminating my myopia. To give a quick review, I started the course about seven months ago in August 2013, and got a -1.5 prescription soon afterwards — compared with my old glasses, that’s a reduction from -4 to -1.5! Bradley, March 23rd, 2014
I’ve been myopic since grade school. I started wearing glasses at 12 yo, -2.25/-2.25 at the time. Around this time last year, February 2013, I went to the optometrist and was prescribed -4.75OD/-5.25OS, with -1.00/-0.50 astigmatism corrections, respectively. I was scared that my visual acuity would keep getting worse and worse. Plus, the new glasses didn’t feel right. I thought my eyes were telling me they were too strong. So I started looking into myopia rehab and subsequently found livestrong.com blog and the #endmyopia clinic. I started experimenting with weaker glasses. I noticed very rapid improvements within the first 3 months. My incremental improvements got smaller after that. Being in medical school and having to do a ton of close-up work probably contributed to that, although in retrospect I see that I made jumps every 3-4 months. I started the Web program in December because I haven’t seen any improvements since September and thought that I might have hit a plateau. But in January I noticed another jump so I’m quite happy about that. My current measurements: myopia calculator: OD 28cm / OS 25cm, which translates into: OD -3.5 / OS -4.0 my current far-viewing glasses: OD -3.75 / OD -3.75, -0.5 astigamtism close-up glasses: OD -2.0 / OS -2.5 With the far-viewing glasses, I can see very clear when it’s nice out, but not when it’s overcast or at night. I plan to stick with these until night time vision becomes 20/20 clear. February 8th, 2014 Hao
I started wearing glasses about the age of 12, when a school nurse tested all the kids in our class and decided I needed glasses. From that day I hated being short sighted with a passion. I refused to wear them until my myopia progressed to the stage where I didnt have much of a choice. I have asked every single optometrist I have ever been to over the years if there was anything I could do to slow the progression of my myopia or reverse it. The answer was always no and faced with such a wall of opinion I largely accepted it. I studied very hard at school. Probably too hard and yes I am prepared to say I wrecked my own eyesight as a consequence. My prescription followed the usual progression pattern getting worse year after year until it peaked in 2006 at OD -5.00 -1.50 x 85 OS -5.50 -1.00 x 120. 90% of the time I wore contacts with the prescription -4.75 -0.75 x 90 in both eyes. Interestingly when I stopped studying (graduated from uni) my eyesight stopped getting worse. After uni, and up until 5 years ago I had a desk job, in an office behind 4 computer screens. I lived in a country with bad weather and rarely went outside. In January this year before I found this site I went for an eye test. No change in my prescription but the optometrist found a retinal tear and referred me to an ophthalmologist. I had an operation to fix it but for a guy in his late 20s this was a somewhat sobering experience and it gave me new impetus to try and fix my eyesight to at least try and prevent any more retinal damage. I did a fair bit of googling and found this site. It was an absolute revelation. What Jake is saying made sense and confirmed a lot of my hunches about vision over the years. I immediately started applying the principles. This was in mid February this year. I slightly adjusted some of the advice to fit my circumstances, namely that I have no need for a reduced prescription for close up work because I dont really do any anymore. Crucially I work outdoors year round in high UV levels and bright sunlight, staring into the distance as part of my job. At the time of writing (late july) I have made rapid progress from my -4.75 0.75 x 90 starting prescription in February (contact lens) to my current prescription of -3.00 0.75 x 90. That initial progress was very rapid and I was struggling to keep up with prescription reductions, reducing by 0.25 every time. However the step down from -3.25 to -3.00 has been pretty tough and it would seem that progress from here on will be slower. I have been wearing the -3.00 0.75 x 90 prescription for about 3 weeks now and my eyesight has already improved over that time. August 1st, 2014 John
What You Should Expect
Initial results vary widely.
It depends on your myopia degree, lens use, age, and many more factors. Many of my clients though get about 20% prescription reduction in the first 90 days, and about 0.75 diopters per year thereafter.
It doesn’t take much effort at all to maintain ongoing improvement.
First you improve quickly as you fix potential dangerous overprescription by your optometrist, and resolve the ciliary muscle spasm you are experiencing right now. That’s a great first step.
Then improvement continues more gradually. The biology has to change, much of our myopia is part of a slow physiological change that happened over many, many years. To reverse axial elongation and other factors, time plays a role.
You probably saw accounts of participants improving a lot more, a lot faster. Sometimes there is a greater degree of ciliary spasm, or a combination of other factors.
This is possible for you as well. Great it it happens, though keep realistic expectations.
The Ridiculous Guarantee
Remember the “I know you” e-mail? You may have thought for a moment that I’m clairvoyant. But of course, I’m not. I just know the type who will read my e-mails, go through all that detail, and continue to explore.
It’s some extrovert types who really care about their body and are willing to try new things, and a lot of the type I described before. Slow to change, skeptic, take some convincing.
I can’t blame you. I’m like, too. So what do I do? I posed this question to my team.
My team says I have to assume all the risk.
I didn’t like that answer. I’m neurotic and cautious too, remember. What’s to stop you from running off with my 10,000 hours of work, my time maintaining this site, and answering your questions in the forum?
Turns out, nothing is going to stop you. Here’s why:
I set up a separate department. All they do is process refunds (it’s really just one part time guy, we don’t get that many refund requests). Part-time guy doesn’t talk to me before processing a refund. You just send an e-mail to [email protected] with your Paypal confirmation number, and he processes the refund. He’s here every day for 4 hours (except Sundays, that slacker), so at most it’ll take a day or two to get your money back. I won’t even know about it.
So there you have it. Risk, on me.
But the team said it’s not enough. A real skeptic will be stroking his or her chin, still not convinced.
Seriously, you guys.
So, more risk on my part. You can take my whole, entire eight weeks of sessions, ask eight hundred questions in the forum, and then up to 60 days later .. you can still get a full refund, walk out with all your money. This time you do have to e-mail me though (we’ve got to be at least a little bit fair), show me your forum posts, and that you haven’t made progress.
Hey, you could easily make things up, if you wanted. Me the skeptic says, this makes it pretty easy for just about anybody to get my whole program for nothing.
And you could. I’m relying on your appreciation of the process to not stiff me on the bill.
So there, I’m assuming all the risk. That won’t be your excuse for letting your eyes continue to suffer. 😉
** Update **: Since many people ask me this in e-mails, a quick note on the 60 day refund policy window timing, specifically.
In the first 60 days you’re meant to experience:
- Two prescription reductions (one for close-up, one for distance)
- A measurable increase in close-up distance vision (via centimeter measurement)
- A measurable increase in distance vision (via Snellen eye chart)
Of course your journey isn’t complete in 60 days. But by that time you’ll know whether the program is working for you, and I know whether we work well together. If you don’t have two reduced diopter lenses and measurable improvements in vision in around 60 days, I shouldn’t have your money anyway.
Though not seeing all those improvement milestones very, very rarely happens. Even so, want you to feel reasonably assured that I am taking all the steps to ensure your wellbeing and fairness in everything we do here, together.
Glasses. Contact lenses. The prescription pusher filling out the pad, selling you more lenses. It’s an option.
LASIK surgery. A quick peak around the Internet, including the U.S. FDA might convince you otherwise. The risks are high, and irreversible. It’s also rather expensive, more so than my program.
Internet courses. Or as I call it, the monkeys trying to steal my car. At best. Or just plain made up schemes that do nothing. By all means go try them, I’m not trying to stop you. Just don’t bring bad habits you learned there, back to the program. Always start fresh, if you come here after being abused by the Internet weirdos.
Bates method. If you’re into medieval things, leaches and whatnot.
Eye acupuncture. Neat stuff actually. Except for recovering your eyesight.
There’s more but I honestly don’t know anything that works. If there was, I’d have assimilated it into my ever growing arsenal of tools to impart to you.
The Crazy Discount
I already sufficiently made you nervous by pointing out my regular fee. And maybe a bit more by comparing me to LASIK (which yes, is expensive. and crap).
Here’s the thing, though.
Right now BackTo20/20 is primarily text based sessions. There are not yet a whole lot of cool audio guides or fancy video. I quite frankly think those two aspects are necessary for a truly kick-ass program, something I can be fully proud of. And charge arms and legs for.
I’m working on that. There will be continually more audio guides and fancy video.
But today there are still relatively few of those, so I’m giving you a break, accordingly. I peg the cost of BackTo20/20 to the price of LASIK, for the sake of simplicity and some similarity in terms of competitive options. They charge $1.500 to $3.000 per eye.
That’s a fancy laser, and a cute nurse, and some arrogant laser-operating-doctor (hard to deny that’s pretty cool for a professional resume). Yes ultimately I give you better results, but I’m text, they’re shooting beams of lasers.
Until I have that rectified with audio guides and video, I’m giving you BackTo20/20 for … half.
Half of the lower end of the LASIK price range.
Less than half really, and I’ll throw in a payment plan. I know that you’re taking some convincing to take action, and even though the value is through the roof, we all have bills to pay. I don’t have “discounts” past this though, no point in asking. This is pretty barebones, considering what you’d otherwise have to pay to get me (or anybody who can do for you what I will, in this program).
Which BackTo20/20 Program Is For You?
Option #1: Myopia Control
This is everything you really need. Sure, there’s fancier options here, but for the structured and support, this covers it all.
If McDonalds is the junk food of the world, this is your own organic garden. You grow it, no mystery ingredients, no creeping myopia festering in your eyes. Understand exactly how your biology works, become the master of your own (eyesight) destiny.
Big words, but nothing less will adequately describe the power you will get from learning everything I know about myopia and healthy eyesight.
Join Now And Get
The full program, every session, covering every aspect of your myopia and how to recover your healthy eyesight.30 sessions on close-up, close-up diopters, strain management, vision health in indoor / office environments, high myopia, astigmatism.
30 sessions on distance vision, distance correction, focal stimulus, peripheral vision, outdoor activities, axial change, diet