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Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2003 11:53 PM
Subject: Re: "Children reject "prevention"
Dear Mr. Leung,
Thankyou for sharing this information with me. I agree that "an attitude adjustment" is required . But it should start ,in my view, with ODs first instead of from parents. I think most of the consumers visiting an OD for the first time are ready to accept whatever recommendation an OD is going to give them. If ODs in (Hong Kong) are less commercial or money-conscious, I think more consumers are willing to try for positive lens in exchange for a pair of life-long negative glasses. They are only ignorant about this or simply not given a choice. I become skeptical about the "traditional treatment" only when I have experienced myself the agony of changing my glasses many many times without getting any improvement to my eyesight. I think it's time to have a change in mindset/ approach in redressing this problem. We need as much the efforts/cooperation from ODs as from parents. Surely it is not an easy task, particularly in Hong Kong where profitability always dictates the market. We are not only lacking "insightful" ODs in (HK) , but ODs with conscience. This is the crux of the problem. With best wishes,
Mrs ( Cheung )