Doctors claim you can return to natural, normal vision, even if you
are presently wearing glasses, just by understanding the root problems
of eye disorders and applying natural healing techniques. These controversial
ideas are nothing new. They have been around for about 100 years in
ViveKananda came to America from India in 1893 and died in 1902.
He was an early influence and inspiration on western yoga, scientists
and some spiritual communities. He believed the problem of poor eyesight
was in the mind and possibly even the soul.
Natural Eyesight is an educational program in which students have
an opportunity to re-learn the correct habits in order to return to
natural eyesight. Originally this program was presented by ophthalmologist
Dr. William H. Bates (1860-1931), a well-known and successful New York
eye surgeon. His research and facts about eyesight were presented in
his 1920 book Perfect Sight Without Glasses. Dr. Bates stated
that errors of refraction (nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism) are
caused by excessive strain in the external eye muscles.
Dr. Terry D. Horner, O.D. of the Tigard Optometric Clinic says
that stress is a form of fear. Through proper education you can pinpoint
your fears and understand where your stress comes from. His workshops
educate and his office prescribes. He helps you to discover self-healing
through self-worth and self-compassion.
He was a follower of Swami Aseshananda for 14 years prior to his
passing in 1996, where Terry learned about fear-based stress:
- Rajas means too many activities or too much to do,
- Tamos means low energy, inertia or inactivity,
- Sattva means balance and equilibrium.
You can learn to focus with stress-free centering and calmness. Dr.
Horner integrates his optometric practices with yoga, meditation and
physical/emotional/mental/spiritual balance in a wholistic, natural
sight-recovery method outside of lens prescription or with lens reduction
techniques. The present knowledge of the power of a calm mind (sattva)
comes from 7,000 years of wisdom tradition.
Trudy J. Olson of Natural Eyesight Institute of the Northwest says
many students of natural vision training have discarded glasses completely
or avoided moving into glasses through an educational program.
Vision problems which have improved by natural vision education
include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism,
presbyopia (middle-aged vision), strabismus (cross-eyed), amblyopia
(lazy-eye), and many others. Her Natural Eyesight classes help you re-learn
the correct habits of natural seeing (not eye exercises). She believes
you can re-learn how to relax the eye muscles and release chronic tensions
held in the eye, neck and shoulder muscles through simple techniques
of palming, acupressure points and self-massage. Many students have
eliminated headaches and eye discomfort by learning natural, self-healing