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 Welcome to sci.med.vision (8/25)

Executive summary by Bev:

                             There are a number of people here
                             with no medical credentials at all and a
                             lot of opinions bordering on religious
                             belief. The people trying to promote the
                             Bates Method, "The Plus" lens and pinhole
                             glasses are examples of this behavior.

                             Before acting, do some research.

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Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:19:41 GMT
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