it is time to bid adieu to my glasses that have been my constant
companions for the past 40 years. That’s right 40 years ago as a 13 year
old who devoured books for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I was diagnosed
with myopia, yes that’s right short sightedness with a prescription
that started with -0.25 Diopters in both eyes and then kept increasing.
In 2014 during my last checkup it was -3.0 in my Right and -2.5 in the
Left eye. Well over the years the shape of the eyeball also changed
contributing to astigmatism.
I hated those
glasses, not the least because I thought no prince charming would want
to fall in love with a girl that wore glasses.! How times have changed,
my 13 year old niece today wishes to wear glasses that give her “the
geeky look” considered cool!
I am sure you
are wondering about this farewell to my glasses. No, I am not getting
contact lenses, and no I have not undergone Lasik surgery. Then how did I
get rid of the need for glasses?
well, it all started 5 months back, when I began to do eye yoga
exercises, which basically involved moving your eyeballs in all
directions. I did this once daily for nearly 2 months. Then I did it
I would refrain from using my glasses whenever possible wearing them only when I watched TV and when I drove.
I would go for long walks and would stare at distant objects – hills, birds, planes, sign boards etc.
Within a few days of my starting my exercises, I could see my brain
learning to process distant objects. Of course it was still blurred and
tears would stream down as my ciliary muscles relearned to adapt. Then
after a few weeks, whenever I would see birds flying, I would see double
Street lamps would appear like sunflowers with black rim surrounded by light.
went on and everyday, for nearly 5 months, I was witnessing, gradual
improvements, I could read signs boards with big letters, then medium
size letters, yet the blurring continued, and I would have to squint to
read clearly. Then slowly the degree of squinting to see clearly started
reducing. In the sixth month every day the blurring started reducing. I
can see TV images clearly, and when I go out, I read sign boards
Amazing are our eyes that can
accommodate vision from 0 to infinity. We spoil them by constant
reading, or these days, staring at computer or mobile devices.
If we have to work on computers, we can help reduce eye-strain and eye
disorders, by resting our eyes every 10 minutes, by blinking eyes for a
few seconds and by staring at distant objects.
Thank you God for giving me a body with innate intelligence!!
Now it is time to put Kohl on my eyes and look at the world, all clear
and bright! What a beautiful world it is!! Good bye glasses!!
I have shared this personal experience to encourage others to get rid
of your glasses naturally. Of course if you have extremely high power it
may take longer and if you have just been prescribed glasses then you
can resolve it immediately without having to wear glasses.
Shobha- your wellness coach