"The most significant factor in natural vision improvement seems to be in the mind, not in the eyes" This is a powerful statement made by Dr. Jacob Liberman, Optometrist. In realizing that the eyes are much more than a tool for viewing the physical world but is also a reflector of our vision and perhaps the nearsitedness or shortsitedness of our perception. How we view and experience life is based on the distance of our vision. In The Business of Disease Dr. Liberman explains much about failing vision improvable by shifts in our awareness.
The regulation of our health and our bodies are so externally based that there is tremendous disconnect in examining internal options for improvement. Especially in dealing with the eyes; more readily recommended options are generally eye glasses or eye surgery. The automatic belief is that the decline of eyesight is a natural occurrence as we age. It’s time to debunk much of these misnomers about age progression. The current misconceptions about health almost discourage the idea of spending an undetermined number of years living for fear of ill health. Although we have bought into these beliefs rather than simply examining only the misguidance and these misconceptions it is necessary that we begin to place focus on our natural internal options.Awareness is a profound science that is under valued especially in the medical community. Control is lost when people become aware of their capabilities on a multiple of levels.
By Jacob Liberman, OD Ph.D,
:Have you been told that you have progressive myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (visual asymmetry), or presbyopia ('old-age vision')? Have you been told that you will always have to wear glasses, at least for certain activities? Have you been told that the body has no natural way to reverse vision problems?
Most people have heard these statements at one time or another, and have believed them to be true-but are they? Have you ever wondered why our eyes - our most important sense, vision - are apparently the only organs in our miraculously self-regenerating body that lack the ability to correct their own imbalances? Why do doctors find it easier to believe a story of spontaneous remission of cancer than of self-correcting myopia?
Eye doctors tell us that 90 percent of us will need to wear glasses at some point in our lives. Another 70 percent of us, including many with 20/20 eyesight, unknowingly suffer from visual problems that are not even tested in the conventional eye examination.
Yet my twenty years of clinical experience with vision care have repeatedly demonstrated that eyesight improvement is within the reach of virtually everyone. I've seen and heard of thousands of people who have improved their eyesight. It doesn't seem to matter how 'bad' their vision is, how long they've had the problem, or what the problem is. The most significant factor in natural vision improvement seems to be in the mind, not in the eyes! Throughout, we'll be seeing that the way we think actually determines the way we see-and that something as simple as a shift in awareness is capable of instantaneously transforming our vision.