On April 28, 2005, IMPA filed a petition with the FDA, asking that the public be warned about the true cause of myopia and the dangers of using minus lenses to treat it. On August 2, 2006, 15 months later, the FDA notified IMPA that the petition was being denied. The FDA decided to turn its bureaucratic back on the hundreds of millions of children who are being made into visual cripples by their eye doctors. They denied our request to put the matter before their own Ophthalmic Devices Panel for discussion. For the whole story, read:
Letter of Support
from Donald Janiuk, Past President of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Note that his request to present data to the Opthalmic Devices Panel was ignored.
The Rejection Letter
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FDA Rejection Letter Comments
Our Reply to the FDA's Rejection Letter.