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Eyesight Improvement is Natural
by John Poling

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 the U.S.

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:

    1. Rajas  means too many activities or too much to do,
    2. Tamos  means low energy, inertia or inactivity,
    3. 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 activities.