Wednesday’s Ask Dr. Walt — Better Vision or a Scam?

Dear Dr. Walt,

The “Outback Vision Protocol” is being touted all across the Internet as a nutritional treatment for restoring eyesight to 20/20. The information I have found online points to it being a scam. Your thoughts?

— Nervous in Nebraska

Dear Watchful,

I had never heard of this until you wrote. My research raised significant questions, that would indicate to me, “Don’t be fooled by this one!”

HighYa, an online community that says it’s “revolutionizing how consumers research products” writes, “According to Bill Campbell, his Outback Vision Protocol program represents a scientifically proven, step-by-step, easy-to-follow resource that can restore your 20/20 eyesight in less than three weeks.”

I’m immediately alarmed by any person or group that would claim all eyesight conditions or damage can be reversed and cured simply by changing your diet. That is just not true as there are a wide variety of reasons why eyesight fails as we age, and each of these reasons needs to be addressed in individual ways by an eye health professional for the best results.

I was not at all surprised to learn that the American Optometric Association, in an article, “AOA exposing swindles, cons, and scams that threaten America’s vision health,” writes:

The AOA sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) calling for an investigation into a company peddling online a product that purports to restore 20/20 vision within weeks. In the complaint, the AOA alleges that ‘Outback Vision Protocol’ poses a threat to the visual health of the public with unsubstantiated claims that especially prey on the fears of older consumers.

AOA adds:

In addition to the groundless impugning of the integrity and professionalism of the nation’s approximately 44,000 dedicated doctors of optometry, the advertising materials (of Outback Vision Protocol) engage in promoting unsupported theories about the causes of vision impairment, and unfounded scaremongering regarding widely accepted methods of vision correction.

Also, in their letter to the FTC regarding “Outback Vision Protocol,” the AOA pointed out its “ties to internet marketing service Software Projects Inc., which previously promoted a product called Quantum Vision Systemwith similar false and misleading claims.”

HighYa concludes:

Based on what we learned from sites like Examine.com, the Natural Medicines Database, and WebMD, the ingredients we are told about don’t have sufficient clinical evidence, indicating they’re effective for meaningfully addressing all causes of low vision—as claimed by “Bill.”

Detective Health calls “Outback Vision Protocol” a “scam” in a revealing YouTube video.

ContraHealthScam.com’s review says, “Outback Vision Protocol by ‘Bill Campbell’ is a highly deceptive scam you must avoid at all costs.”

Based upon what I’ve learned, I would not purchase, use, or recommend this system.

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