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Glasses - Why Do We Wear Them?

At some point in all our lives we make a choice to wear glasses or not. For many this choice was made for them as children by their well meaning and undoubledly caring parents. For others, it is often a more subtle and sub-conscious choice, influenced by peers, expectations and beliefs.

No one should underestimate the influence of being brought up in a household of adults wearing glasses or living in a society that feeds the belief that as you get older, your eyesight necessarily deteriorates and that you will need glasses to remedy this.

For others, glasses become almost a badge of their identity; for the studious child, it is a physical manifestation of their efforts, for some it is a mark of their 'intelect' and academic persona. Others have simply come to accept their glasses as part of who they are through habit and thus becoming part of their identity. No matter what the underlying pychological reasoning behind peoples attachment to their glasses, there is always a reluctance, a resistance to letting them go.

In other cases, for lack of anything more meaningful in their lives people attach themselves to their problems and allow these problems to define who they are. They fill their lives with their problem or health condition, to fill an emptiness or trauma at the very heart of their lives. This same vaccum can also 'attract' ill health as the underlying stress and anxiety associated with such an unfulfilled existance eats at their wellbeing and the body reflects the mental dis-ease felt at a spiritual and emotional level. Poor eyesight can be one mild side-effect of this mind-body dysfunction. The evidence clearly supports this link. A sad example of this is the high incidence of extreme Myopiai in abused children. Be in no doubt, our emotional and mental wellbeing has a direct and significant influence on our ability to see well. This is not really surprising when one considers that 95% of the visual function happens not in the eyes, but in the brain.

The fact is that most people who wear glasses or contacts, do not need to. Of course in some cases the sight has deteriorated so that the law requires the wearing of glassess for some activities such as driving. But thousands of people who have sufferred from Hyperopia, Myopia or Presbyopia have substantially improved their vision using natural vision techniques, often to the point where they can give up wearing glasses altogether.

Sadly at the point where most people start out wearing glasses, they are usually unaware of the natural remedies available or of the long term dangers of wearing glasses. Generally your Opthtamologist or Optician will not point these things out to you, most are unaware of these natural eye improvement techniques and their training has taught them that glasses are the appropriate solution.

The reality is that we have become accustomed to glasses and contact lenses as a solution to eyesight problems - without properly examining why. The fact is that unlike most modern medical devices - glasses have never had any research done to prove that they are safe or that they will not damage our eyesight. There is increasing evidence that eyesight in many cases is actually made worse by the wearing od glasses.

If you are facing the choice - consider carefully and take the time to properly research. You may find that your beliefs about glasses changes.