Two of the most common visually ailments are Myopia and Presbyopia, otherwise known as near and farsightedness. Both ailments affect vision and the distance that is seen when looking at objects and both ailments can be cured on their own if allowed.
Almost all eye ailments are caused from bad habits learned as children, and strain the eyes.
Myopia is caused by the eyeballs elongating. This ailment is caused by habits which include only looking at objects close up for long periods of time. This starts out in school aged children who are forced to learn things from books and other materials requiring close contact focus.
Myopia becomes a problem due to strain on the eyes, pressure, anxiety, or frustration. The pressure young children have to succeed is enormous. When information is boring, it is hard to actually learn. Looking at material for long periods of time without a break can cause the eyes to strain on close up information.
Near-sightedness can also be contributed to mental strain and psychological issue.
Myopia can be part of anxiety or nervousness about the future. Subconsciously the person may be afraid of what lays ahead. In this case, they are comfortable where they are and feel safe in their close up world.
Presbyopia is the ability to see things in the distance but not things close up. Farsightedness starts affecting people in their 40’s. This is when the lenses start to harden. The muscles around the eyes can still be trained to force the eyes to contract even with hardened lenses.
This ailment is believed to be part of getting older, so we just accept the problem and get glasses. We allow our eyes to become lazy and learn to rely on artificial lenses to get us through each day.
Presbyopia can also be ‘all in the mind’. People start to look too far to the future and refuse to look at things right in front of them. They allow their focus to be on retirement instead on fixing the leaking faucet today.
Both ailments can be avoided by allowing the eyes to move around naturally each day.
If you are studying something up close for most of the day, spend an hour or so looking at things in the distance. If you are looking at things far away grab a book and read a few pages.
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