Healthy Emotions and Clearer Vision.

Healthy Emotions and Clearer Vision.

Healthy Emotions and Clearer Vision

For the past 45 years I have been intimately involved in a branch of wellness oriented Medicine and therapy that I named Integrated Vision Therapy when I wrote the book: ‘The Power Behind Your Eyes’ published in 1994 by Inner Traditions in the U.S.A.

Integrated Vision Therapy can be defined as the science of reprogramming vision perceptions that results in improved vision, through the eyes and generally in life as well! This form of vision improvement is a whole person approach.

The essence of this blog post is that: “Altering how people see through their eyes affects more than their eyes and eyesight.” They can change their fear and reactive emotional based perceptions into a way of seeing that is congruent with their true nature. That is to perceive in reality and not illusion.

Through the eyes, we can facilitate people entering more deeply into themselves.

My background in Optometry and Education, began as a clinical investigator of interdisciplinary approaches to vision enhancement. This American federally funded research in the 70’s was reported in the Journal of the American Association.

One of the missing pieces in conventional vision care is how the integration of the two eyes impact learning and living. My research shows that 65 percent of persons who have good eyesight do not use their two eyes together in an optimum way. For example, when a young person is asked to converge on a near object like a pencil the two eyes would not equally converge.

In a clinical investigation published in the papers of the Optometric Extension Program in 1977, I demonstrated how by increasing the speed of processing visual information through the eyes, a point is reached where the distress is too much, and the person reverts to looking through one eye only.

In addition to visual distress there is also emotional distress. This means that the person loses the capacity to remain calm through their eyes. There are two processes that are affected by the emotional upset. Firstly, they can lose visual acuity, the sharpness of their vision. Also, the use of the two eyes can become less efficient. Both of these visual functions can be measured using standard clinical methods.

In addition, the emotional status of the person can be examined by studying the face of the patient and the iris of the eye. This will be discussed in more detail later.

Clinical research has shown that through the use of special exercises, visual acuity can be retrained and improved. Also, integrated practices using slightly different images presented to each eye leads to a greater degree of stereo depth perception. A number of photographic images were created that can be used for this purpose and is published in the book Conscious Seeing., Beyond Words Publishing, 2001.

To more fully understand the role of healthy emotion in having clearer vision, it is useful to remember, that our eyes and the deepest self, develop from the genetic material of our parents and grandparents. The father and mother genetic material is stored in a genealogical map recorded in the patterns and markings of the iris.

Studies of consciousness can map the mind in a chronological time frame. Cycles of consciousness occur in 20-year cycles. For example, for cycle one, the emphasis may be on personal development. Cycle two is for professional development and personal experience. In cycle three, what is not completed in the first two cycles is replayed like a movie so that additional experience can be obtained. This assures that all humans, seeking a conscious and healthy way of seeing and living, can have the opportunity to do their work.

A basic question to ask is what does it mean to improve vision? Most of us have been exposed to the idea that improving vision means to see letters more clearly on an eye chart. It is important to remember that vision is comprised of two worlds, the inner and outer.

Here is a picture of blobs of light and dark you may not immediately identify. Could it be a picture of something? Some of you will see it right away. Don’t despair if it takes a while to appear. The picture is of a barnyard animal that gives us milk products like cheese and butter. Yes, it is a picture of a cow. Still don’t see it. Well this experiment is called the ‘Ah ha’ phenomenon. When you see the picture of the cow you say Ah ha! Notice that once you see the cow it is almost impossible to make the cow disappear.


Life is a bit like this as well. We all have our varying experiences in our first 20 years of life. These experiences mould our perceptions and perceptual consciousness. Some of these perceptions may promote emotional states that are destructive and ‘unhealthy’! Then we meet therapists and good minded people who tell us that we need to let go of all of these past memories. You have to change your inside to forget those ‘bad’ experiences.

Perhaps, there is nothing you have to change or let go of. What is needed to have healthy emotions and clearer vision is to reprogram the perceptions. Switch the context of the previous experience, and the job is done.  For example, a patient has great fear in wearing a stronger glasses. I explain to her that physiologically there is no difference between fear and excitement. Consider the excitement of wearing a weaker lens prescription. From a therapeutic perspective, the weaker lens is placed before her eyes and she is asked to describe what she can see.

Without a moment of hesitation the patient describes everything in the room in great detail including colour recognition and reading the titles of the books. This positive experience is greater than the belief of her fear directed survival mind. From then on she accesses the excitement of the integrated vision therapy process with much success.

It is apparent that to see clearly requires a joyful and healthy emotional state. Studies show that when a patient can switch unhappy emotional states into a positive and beneficial experience, the eyesight becomes clearer.

To understand the role of the mind and brain and how the eyes are affected it is necessary to explain vision from a dualistic perspective. The inner world of vision is divided into two distinct components. Looking is the process of vision that is used for critical perceiving of details. Seeing on the other hand is used for spatial perceiving where context and feeling is more important than details. Does the loss of clarity of vision, recorded as lowered eyesight originate from upset emotional states?

There is a developmental process in the mind where thinking, feeling and emotional states have to integrate to obtain the deepest experience necessary to evolve into consciousness.

At first what one sees makes no logical sense. The blur is so great that one can only guess at what the truth is of what is being seen. With deeper experience clarity can emerge and the meaning of what is seen happens. What is behind closed doors is unknown compared to what is seen about the outside appearance of the door. The attention to detail of the door reflects the person’s inner attitude of seeing. Likewise, the inner state probably is equally revealing by the outer behaviour we see in people.


The outer world of vision is the process of looking and seeing. It is the integration of the eye, brain and mind that leads to a complete sense of vision.

Emotion comes from the Latin root ‘emovere’, to set in motion to move out! There are two kinds of emotions that affect clearness of vision.

Destructive emotions are those emotions that are harmful to oneself and others. Destructive emotion can be examined from genetic background, events, brain function and other factors.

Destructive states of mind include low self-esteem, over confidence, harboring negative emotions, jealousy and envy.

Constructive States of Mind or Healthy Emotions include self-respect, self- esteem, feelings of integrity, compassion, generosity seeing the TRUE, the GOOD, the RIGHT, love, friendship. Healthy emotions are grounded in looking and seeing accurately.

In Buddhist terms, destructive emotion is a conditioning of the mind where the person adapts a certain perspective or vision of things. The distortion of perception is associated with destructive emotion. This warped vision leads to a one mind perception of reality. Destructive emotion obscures the mind from knowing what is real and not real, the way things appear and the way they are!

Healthy emotion gives us a more correct appreciation of the nature we perceive. In integrated vision therapy the process and life cycle of these destructive emotions can be determined from an integrated iris interpretation.

The ever-increasing incidence of eye diseases implicates unresolved family issues. For example in the case of strabismus, an inward crossing of an eye, often the patient has to deal with an incompletion of a family member like a mother (Left inward turning eye) or father (Right inward turning eye.) It is not enough to just work with the physical eye. There can be deep wounded states of emotion related to the eye turning.

Integrated vision therapy recognizes that the mind and perceptions can be reprogrammed in the process of correctly living life in a conscious way. Then a new question arises. Does creating healthy emotion increase eye and vision function?

Research on brain function reveals that when an individual learns to concentrate correctly in the mind, there is an associated change in brain activity. Craving, agitation and hatred produces a concentration of brain wave activity in the right side of the frontal gyros of the brain. When the person actively engages mind states of contentment, calmness and compassion, both hemispheres in the region of the frontal gyros become activated.

Integrated vision therapy is a valuable way to activate brain function as well. Through the eyes the patient can be taught to enter a mind state where certain healthy mental states are stimulated.

These include, full attention and awareness, self-control, responsibility, empathy and compassion. Lamas have for years trained these functions by using forms of mantras and meditation states. Now, Integrated vision therapy guides the patient to the same mind states, however, the eyes are open. This means that the patient can master living in these calm states as well.

Clearer vision and healthy emotions are desperately needed on the Earth at this time. There are more eye problems in the world today than ever before. These eye problems are associated with distorted perceptions.

It is also very obvious in clinical practise that the typical finding is that nearsightedness increases with time. An example from clinicsl files is a patient who in 1971 was measured as –1.25 and in 2002 the refractive finding was –4.25 with astigmatism.

My colleague Dr. Steve Gallop agrees that compensating lenses are actually inducing a drugged mind state in non-clarity. In addition to a loss of clarity there is also the consideration of a reduced visual field in different eye conditions. Children who are stressed in not being able to read efficiently demonstrate marked reductions of visual field. Also nearsighted persons looking through their strong minus lenses are forced to look in a central way because of the distortion of their peripheral vision.

You may ask why is it necessary to be concerned with these points. Look at the facts more deeply. In Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong, 90 percent of young persons are nearsightedness. (Lin and Chen Acta Ophthalmol. 1998 publication)

The first point is that we have clinical evidence that nearsightedness can be reversed. Here is an example: In 1988 the lens prescription of this patient was Right Eye –4.00 and Left Eye –3.25. By March, 1996, it has reduced to Right Eye –1.25 and Left Eye –1.00 with the astigmatism.

The second point is that the current world situation of fear and terrorism reflects a nearsightedness (EYE) /myopia (MIND) explosive and imbalanced way of seeing. What is being called for is a unified and balanced way of seeing.

The obvious way most people look at nearsightedness is that the eyeball is too long. The rays of light focus in front of the retina. Well this explanation did not satisfy intellectual curiosity. Clinical findings support the notion that the refractive condition of the eye could not be the etiological cause of nearsightedness. A more plausible explanation was that the condition of nearsightedness is printed out in the eye, but the causal factors have to be behind the eye.

My research began looking at the role of stress. An experiment was conducted.  Subjects listening to an 8-minute relaxation voice dialogue. Prior to listening the subjects visual acuity was measured both with and without their strong glasses. This was repeated after they listened to the relaxation audiotape. On the average, there were statistical significant increases in unaided visual acuity for the group.

In a later study, it was confirmed that increases in visual acuity do not necessarily provide significant changes in dioptric measurements. The opposite was true. In most cases the refractive measurements of the eyes do not change when the visual acuity does. This perplexing finding caught my attention. How could people see better but the eye findings do not change?

With the help of a professorial colleague, who specialized in visual evoked potential measurements (brain wave patterns) of the visual cortex, we repeated the experiment with the relaxation. Before and after listening to the relaxation piece, subjects had their brain wave patterns measured in the area of the visual cortex, Area 17. There were no significant different findings in the visual cortex waveforms due to the relaxation. The implication of this finding was that increases in visual acuity occurred in deeper layers of visual integration. In addition, the improvements in sharpness of vision implicated the active involvement of the person in the process.

These findings were further investigated over a 14-year period and exemplified by one case study.

In a 1999 study, a German Ophthalmologist, Dr. Wolfgang Krell, administered conventional vision therapy on a young nearsighted boy for a period of six weeks. The changes in visual acuity were insignificant. Then he told the parents to have the boy listen to a specially prepared audio relaxation called nearsightedness in addition to continuing the program of vision exercises.

In the following 12 weeks the visual acuity of each eye significantly improved where the boy no longer needed to use glasses for sharpness of vision. The evidence suggested the role of the mind in vision. My investigations since then have followed this line of thinking.

Each eye can be considered to have its own personality. I called the right eye ‘Harry’ and the left eye ‘Sally.’ As I embraced this whole person approach to dealing with vision problems, the changes not only in people’s eyes but their whole life seemed most impressive. The deeper I probed into the visual system of the person, them more they revealed how their total being was involved in their seeing.

The physical eye is the way light enters into the deeper self. Like a scanner, the light coming into the eye is transported back in the form of electrical signals into the raw brain tissue. For this information to be correctly interpreted takes a present and conscious human being. If the person behind the eyes is in any way not present the image they create from the light can have the tendency to be distorted or warped. This means that the meaning given to what is seen can be misperceived. An illusionary state of awareness usually results.

These misperceptions can be measured in the eye as refractive conditions or eye diseases. Clinical investigations have focused on explaining how and why these distorted ways of seeing occur. In addition, different therapeutic mediums were used to guide the person to new ways of perceiving. The conditions of the eye also then changes.

The results of these clinical studies have been very promising. Besides the anecdotal evidence directly reported from patients, the clinical changes are impressive enough to warrant a more thorough investigation.

By shining special colour frequencies into the eyes visual acuity measurements can change very rapidly. In addition, the behavioural changes reported by subjects are significantly changed. Improvements in binocular vision also occur.

By addressing the deeper issues behind the visual conditions of the eye seem to give a therapeutic edge. The most promising tool for monitoring these inner changes is using a modified ‘Snellen’ visual acuity chart. I have designed what I call an Eye-C Chart that has the large letters on the bottom and the small letters on the top. The patient sits at 3 meters or less so without their glasses they can read at least half the letters on the chart.

While they look at the chart I begin to talk to them. They use their finger to indicate changes that occur in their seeing. For example, if the letters become clearer when they hear a word or phrase, they let their finger point upwards. If there is no change, they keep the finger pointing horizontal. If their eyesight becomes worse, they move the finger to point in the downward position.

From the case history, an investigation of the iris markings and patterns, words are selected, phrases, images, or situations and offer these to the patient using short sentences. The patient gives feedback using the finger pointing technique. A remarkable record of which situations lead to a decrease in visual acuity occurs. These are the emotional charged areas in the patient’s consciousness that they have to reach a resolve and complete. As they do this, there is a resultant improvement and stabilising of the improvements in visual acuity.

This visual biofeedback, or kinesiological therapeutic approach, is very practical and helpful in converting destructive emotional states into healthy ones. Also, the patient can easily implement this approach at home in between office sessions.

With time, the patient is able to reduce the diopters of their eyeglasses. In addition, use of dynamic processes using photography combined with music. In this way the patient is directly able to see their faces and eyes.  Often the patient seeing the results of the photographs provides incentive for them to further modify their perceptions.

What has been described in this approach in dealing with destructive emotions and clearer vision is a dynamic way for people to take responsibility for their unconscious seeing. This is a way for the world to be a more peaceful place so we can enjoy our vision. This is the freedom to see!

Finding The Real Cause of Nearsightedness

Finding The Real Cause of Nearsightedness

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What is viewed in the nearsighted eye has a deeper meaning. Behind the physical eye is the conditioned world of the patient’s mind. One could consider the conditioning and non- conditioning to be like a code, the EyeCode®.

The patient has a reason for their myopic behavior. From the conventional medical way of looking at nearsightedness the warps in the physical eye are usually increased axial length, and steeper corneas. Clinically, one can rationalize that this is the only etiology for the patient’s myopia.

On the other hand, the nearsightedness begins in the patient’s mind as a survival mechanism “protecting them from fearful states of seeing.” It is possible that part or all of this fear of seeing is inherited through the genetics. Later, conditioned by life experiences with family members, schooling and culture.

The aim of this blog is to present an introduction to an effective diagnostic and therapeutic way…

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Finding The Real Cause of Nearsightedness

Finding The Real Cause of Nearsightedness


What is viewed in the nearsighted eye has a deeper meaning. Behind the physical eye is the conditioned world of the patient’s mind. One could consider the conditioning and non- conditioning to be like a code, the EyeCode®.

The patient has a reason for their myopic behavior. From the conventional medical way of looking at nearsightedness the warps in the physical eye are usually increased axial length, and steeper corneas. Clinically, one can rationalize that this is the only etiology for the patient’s myopia.

On the other hand, the nearsightedness begins in the patient’s mind as a survival mechanism “protecting them from fearful states of seeing.” It is possible that part or all of this fear of seeing is inherited through the genetics. Later, conditioned by life experiences with family members, schooling and culture.

The aim of this blog is to present an introduction to an effective diagnostic and therapeutic way of treating myopic behavior by seeing more deeply into the iris of the eye. This will help clinicians to start understanding the not-so-obvious background of the cause of myopic behavior. In this way treatments will effectively dismantle the patient’s myopic behavior in addition to treating the nearsighted eye.

History of of Interpreting the Iris EyeCode®

Primary care practitioners of vision look at the iris in order to rule out pathological conditions. On the other hand, the iris is one of the most extraordinary and colorful structures of the physical eye. It is surprising why the iris of the eye has not attracted more positive attention from Optometrists and Ophthalmologists.

Philosophically the eye has been called the “window to the soul.” The iris may hold part of the mystery to the evolution of myopic development. Iridology has a colorful history where practitioners, by observing the variation of coloration and structure in the iris, are able to make predictions about the well-being or sickness of the patient.

This system has resisted professional acceptance within behavioral and developmental Optometry and certainly conventional medicine. Recent reports suggest otherwise. Perhaps Iridology has a place alongside standard physical and medical systems of diagnosis.

Denny Ray Johnson, in his book, What The Eye Reveals, presented a psycho/behavioral approach to iris interpretation. He correlated the structures in the eye to the material world of nature. For example, even, smooth structures he called stream. Deeper crypts, he named flower. Raised structures in white or deeper colors of yellow, orange or brown were called jewels.

In the late 80’s clinicians from a variety of health disciplines began to use this classification of the iris investigating the efficacy of Johnson’s system. A standard photographic method was developed in order to accurately record the iris in the most prevailing way as possible. In addition to using the same camera system, the aperture, shutter speed, ASA film speed, and flash settings were standardized.

I correlated my impressions of the iris of my myopic/ astigmatic patients with their lens prescriptions. The results of this clinical trial were presented as part of a forum of papers in a conference in 1993 in Utah.

I reported that while designing a spherical and astigmatic prescription for the myopic patient, it is useful to look at the iris and examine what structures are present. The spherical and cylindrical lens prescription can be more freely modified when there is a stream structure. In this way the myopic patient can more easily enter into the feeling nature and have greater flexibility when they look through less minus diopters.

With the jewel structure, a more conservative lessening of sphere and cylinder is dictated. The jewel structure means the patient has adopted more thinking as a way to stay in control. They are mentally less likely to tolerate small changes in lens prescription.

In the flower iris, the patient is informed that the lessening of the lens prescription can result in deeper feelings coming to the surface.


The Development of the Iris Structure

From 1992 to the present time, over 5000 nearsighted eyes were photographed. The iris images were classified into Johnson’s three types. In addition, the iris structure was compared to three personality types of myopic patients, the logical thinker, fitness thinker and transformer.

The logical thinker is a nearsighted person who talks a lot, asks questions and gives the impression of being rigid in their ideas and willingness to step out of their inflexible belief system.

The fitness thinker, although being nearsighted, has made some steps in not leading their life from their thinking position. These patients show an interest in sports and are willing to begin some self-experience approaches to health and fitness.

The transformer thinker on the other hand has recognized that their myopic behavior and nearsightedness is a limitation under their control. These patients freely participate in self-growth processes and are flexible to embrace new healing modalities.

The study included infants of myopic patients who were photographed two to three times during the first seven years of their life and in some cases until age 14. Changes in the visual findings of acuity, diopters and binocular vision were correlated to the coloration changes that occurred in the iris.

The photographs of the iris were examined under great magnification. Myopic patients were chosen because of the interest in more deeply explaining the not-so-obvious etiology of nearsightedness. A surprising outcome of this investigation was that coloration changes of the iris paralleled the development of vision during the first seven years of the patient’s life.

At birth, the color of the iris tends to be uniform and even. Within the first seven years, the coloration goes through changes associated with the patient’s life experience.

According to the principles of The Human Design System, we as a culture are conditioned away from our true nature in a variety of ways. In this context, the studies suggest that the iris is a map of the true nature of the patient as well as a map of how they could or do deviate from their real nature. From the moment we are born, because of modern life styles, we can be steered towards something we are not. This can take the form of beliefs, rules and control mechanisms of others around us. In addition, our minds are constantly being bombarded with fear-based information skillfully planted by the over zealous news media.

When there is a flower iris structure it is possible to describe somebody as being open to feeling deep emotion. The person sees and feels emotion of what is around them, but they have to discern which emotion is their own and what belongs to another. In some cases the person’s human design states that they will experience mostly the emotional wave of others. When these patients act out emotion it is outside of their true self.

They can unconsciously be conditioned to believe they are emotional. The patient can believe that this is their true self. This reactive survival state is referred to as the not self. They have to learn to suppress this emotional part of themselves. They can learn to use rational thinking as a way to keep the suppression of emotion alive. Soon the person learns to live the not self. The not self directs the person’s seeing. Is it possible that what is measured in the nearsighted eye is a reflection of the way the patient has practised seeing from the not self?

Conditioning and Myopic Behavior

Myopic behavior is related to intellectual pursuit and the cultivation of the thought process. The resultant tendency is for the myopic person to think more than feel. Over active thinking, at the expense of feeling, is another form of survival conditioning. The patient practises living the thinking not self.

They view life from a withdrawn feeling and myopic perspective. In vision science terms, the patient loses the retinal/spatial sensitivity. Their vision is central and 75 percent of the time they are lacking optimum foveal binocular integration. Their ability to feel and see more deeply into life lacks depth. This is like having a one-sided point-of-view of life. These myopic behaviours are also measured in the form of suppressions of binocular vision.


In the case of a genetic predisposition towards myopia, the parents pass on their conditioning to their children. The genes set the stage for the conditioned development of nearsightedness in the child. When the parents later model their myopic conditioning, the child very soon learns to see through the eye of their not self.

The conditioned myopic behavior is the preparatory step that leads the patient to developing a nearsighted eye. With the first presence of nearsightedness in the eye one can predict that the patient is seeing from that part of the mind which is the not self. By examining the iris we can learn more about the form of conditioning the myopic patient uses to see.

The Iris and Conditioning

The markings and patterns in the iris can be read like a map of the genetic and life process of the myopic patient. There is a definite design and explainable map within the iris. Like the personality and vision development that occurs within the first seven years of life, the color changes of the iris during this time correlate to specific events and conditioning for the patient.

For the development of a myopic person’s individuality to occur, they have to master certain developmental stages in the mind. The personality develops by learning how to integrate thinking with feeling and going to the depth of emotion. This is how we become more conscious of our deepest real self or what is sometimes referred to as the real me. The key in integrated vision therapy is to assist the patient to identify the not self, which is where they see and behave from the not me.

They can then recognise their real self. To correctly see the inner and outer world requires an integration of thinking, feeling and emotion. When we become fixated on thinking the survival perceptions are recorded into the matrix of the mind. This sets up myopic patterning.


Myopia and A New Classification of the Iris

It was necessary to expand on Johnson’s  classification of the iris types. With a deeper understanding of the workings of the mind, it became useful to use descriptors that more adequately reflected what was happening in the various levels of the myopic patient’s mind. Full integration and evolution in the mind requires the patient to effortlessly weave between thinking, feeling and responding to emotion.

In addition, the patient has to master linking perceptions generated through the right and left eyes.


Combining Johnson’s classification of the iris with my long-term study revealed four variations of iris patterns. The results are summarized in Table 1.


Feeler (Patient A)

This is the foundational structure of all iris patterns present at birth. The smooth and even markings reveal a profound feeling nature of the patient. The feeling structure can be seen in blue as well as in the darker iris. The myopic patient who is predominantly a feeler tends to be extra sensitive to their surroundings. They are empathic and have a kinesthetic sense of what is happening in the world around them.

Feeler/Thinker (Patient B)

The white cloud-like structure appears to cover the underlying feeling structure. This form of camouflage acts like a protection for the feeling part of the person. Feeling can still be the dominant feature, hence the feeling/thinker classification. Thinking protects feeling. This thinking structure cover appears to gradually increase during the first seven years. This corresponds to the acquisition of life conditioning as well as the development of vision and personality.

Thinker/Feeler (Patient C)

In the thinker/feeler there is an obvious intensifying of the coloration from the cloudy white of Patient B to the darker brown/orange in Patient C. The colorful thinking pattern almost obliterates the underlying feeling structure. Hence, this classification is called Thinker/Feeler. This happens for a good reason. The highest priority of the human “thinking” mind is survival. When the patient’s family history carries survival perceptions, there is a strong presence for the genetic conditioning of thinking. The genes program a way to think and look in a myopic way. Emotional/Feeler/Thinker (Patient D)

The presence of the flower/crypt structure means that the patient is prone to emotion. The openings are a stretching and expanding of the normal present feeling structure. The

second and third feeler/thinker part of the description means that those structures are secondary to emotion. From a physical point of view, it appears as if the person needs to have the experience of going more deeply into their feelings.

This is exactly the remedy for treating many myopic patients. It is helpful for them to enter into their deeper feelings. An emotional iris structure means that when the patient makes the shift from a logical thinker to a transformer they will have deep emotional life experiences.

The Iris, Thinking and The Mind

The more the person develops and believes they are a ‘thinker’ the more they condition this way of being in their mind. When thinking is used as a survival mechanism, the
iris reveals this mental conditioning and takes on variations of darker colouration.

In addition, increases in the eye’s nearsightedness can parallel the color changes in the iris in the first seven years. For example, in Table 1, Patient A, the overall coloration of the iris is blue. Arrow 1, points to a raised whitish area that over time becomes denser.

Coloration changes in the first seven years coincide with vision, physical and intellectual development. Arrow 1 points to a specific location on the iris where there is a heavier presence of white. This physical presence suggests that a thinking strategy was developed in a particular part of the mind. The interpretation of the iris can also be broken down into quadrants (See Patient A with the four quadrants, A, B, C and D) and even axes, very much like the astigmatic axis. (See red line equivalent to the 150th meridian in Patient A).

When a myopic patient has astigmatism, the underlying structure of the iris, corresponding to the axis, can be examined to determine how much conditioning or emotional sensitivity exists. Patient A in Quadrant B just above the axis has an emotional pattern. According to Johnson’s Iris map, and my clinical research, this emotional pattern may be able to explain the astigmatic seeing along the 150th meridian.

In Quadrant B of the left eye this region is associated with receiving love and feeling nurtured. Is it possible that during the patient’s development of their astigmatic way of seeing in their mind they believed or felt a lack of love and nurturing from a female, like their mother, grandmother or aunt?


In Patient B, notice how much more of the iris has the whitish cloud-like covering. In Patient A, there is much less ‘thinking’ pattern compared to Patient B. As might be expected, the Patient A is only –0.75 in both eyes compared to Patient B, who has –3.50 diopters in both eyes. In addition, patient A was a fitness thinker while patient B was a logical thinker.

During a course of integrated vision therapy Patient A was able to reduce the wearing of his glasses to about 10 percent, which was mostly for night driving. For Patient A, the integrated iris interpretation prognosis for nearsightedness reduction was better, because of the lower ‘thinking’ conditioning.

For patient B, the process was slower. I first engaged the patient in intellectual conversations about integrated vision therapy. Once the patients became curious I guided her into the actual process of demonstrating new ways of seeing and using integrated vision therapy practices. The iris information gave me additional clues on how to manage this patients future vision care program. I needed to go much slower and educate the patient about future options, like lessening the diopters of their myopic prescription.

During integrated vision therapy I constantly remind the patient to go into their body sensations as I change visual input. It became less important for the patient to report the changes on the outside. Inner feelings are cultivated.

In Patient C, the presence of brown colouration dominates what is a basically blue iris. At birth, this iris would be blue with similar whitish cloud like tendencies of Patient B. Later the brown coloration intensified. For Patient C, one can conclude that mental conditioning is much more intense than Patients A and B. In addition, the patient might find it very difficult to talk about their feelings. Unless the patient is a transformer, a more conservative approach to lens modification and eye patching therapies would be recommended.

Patient D has an iris with many crypts flower-like formations. This crater-like structure is an example of another form of conditioning other than the thinking. This is a variation of

the smoother more closely woven structure of Patient A, and indicates the patient’s need to explore depth. For the flower iris pattern it is useful to more thoroughly examine the binocular vision system. Very often a binocular disintegration is a way of avoiding looking at deeper feelings.

Clinical Investigation

A pilot study was conducted on 10 nearsighted patients to determine of there was a relationship between the lens power in the diopters, the nearsighted and iris structure classification. It was hypothesized that the higher the nearsighted diopters the more likely the patient would have a thinking iris structure and be a logical thinker in their behavior and personality.

The spherical and cylindrical diopters were averaged and rank ordered. Half the subjects who were more than 5.00 diopters nearsighted were all classified as thinker/feelers by the iris classification. In addition 4 of these 5 were classified and logical thinkers. It appears that the higher the nearsightedness, the more likely logical thinking dominates and this may be predisposed by genetic conditioning of thinking iris structure in the family tree and triggered by the lifestyle conditioning. This hypothesis should be further investigated with a larger sample.



Nearsightedness is the most common refractive eye condition in our world today. Nearly half of the people in Western countries are nearsighted. What vision clinicians measure
as loss of visual acuity, and need for minus diopters, has far deeper implications than the usual minus lens compensating model so prevalent in conventional medicine. The nearsighted eye is a reflection of a myopic way of the patient behaving unskillfully from their mind. Myopia is a deep form of ‘non- seeing’ that is an epidemic blindness for the millions of people all over the world not seeing and being their ‘real self’.

Interpreting the iris of the myopic patient gives the practitioner a deeper look into the causes of myopic behavior. In this way the deeper problems of the patient from a ‘whole- person’ point of view can be addressed.

Our precarious world situation with the constant fear of terrorism, bombings, and disruption of family lives are strong reasons for us to adopt more myopic conditioning. How long can we pretend to be happy living our lives from our ‘not self’? We are able to help patients overcome the denial of the real self. Surely the answer is to use integrative vision therapies that foster clear, comfortable and safe seeing. What are we waiting for?

Nearsightedness: Seeing Beyond The Obvious Part 2.

Nearsightedness: Seeing Beyond The Obvious Part 2.

In part 1 of this paper, I examined the alarming increase in nearsightedness in the world today.  A distinction was made between nearsightedness, the dioptric changes that takes place in the physical eye, and deeper myopic behavior of the patient. A strong case was made for an integrated approach to vision therapy in dealing with the current out of control epidemic of nearsightedness.

Integrated vision therapy provides a way to correctively disassemble the myopic behavior of the human being. Ultimately, this whole-person approach is the complete treatment for the nearsighted eye. 

The visual system is more inclusive than the physical eye alone. Treatment for nearsightedness demands an expansion of the conventional primary care model. Treatment for nearsightedness in the eye must include therapies that deal with the myopic behavior, a deeper  brain/mind phenomenon.

Nearsightedness in the eye is secondary to myopic behavior. The mystery of the myopia behind the eye was named ‘the not-so-obvious.’ A technique of observing the retinal reflex while having the patient respond to specific questions was described. In this way the practitioner can retinoscopically view the myopic behavior as the patient contemplates provocative questions.

Three types of myopic patients who exhibit characteristic behaviors and needs were discussed. The logical thinker, is an inflexible rigid patient entrenched in their thinking behavior. They tend to be fixed on compensating their vision symptoms of lowered visual acuity with maximum compensating lenses. This patient probably hides behind deep fear.

The fitness thinker is a patient with less fixed myopic behavior, who through experience, realizes they have some control over their  bodily process. They are open to try new ideas to help their eyes and vision.

The transformer has been through personal development experiences and is ready to modify their lens prescription wearing habits and see more deeply into themselves, life by engaging in integrated vision therapy.

Compensating minus lenses do not correct nearsightedness or myopic behavior. The evidence suggests the opposite. Minus lenses increase the probability of over-use of the foveal mechanisms of vision. While the strong minus lens prescription provides maximum acuity of vision for the patient one also increases the probability of more myopic behavior.

Modified lens prescriptions can be prescribed for the fitness thinker by usually lowering the spherical component by 1:00 diopter. In the case of the transformer, bigger changes in spheres can be made as well as beginning modifications to the cylindrical component.

This form of lens prescribing is a step towards using lenses as a penetrating therapyClinical experience and research evidence suggests that therapeutic lens prescribing is probably one of the most potent forms of medicine available to optometrists. Utilizing this technology allows us to step beyond the outmoded and limited compensating mode of lens prescribing into a new paradigm of vision care.

In Part 2 of this paper the integration process of vision will be more deeply explored for nearsightedness. Why is it necessary for vision care providers to examine the binocular status of myopic patients more thoroughly? What can we learn about the complex world of stereoscopic vision that provides a glimpse into the depth of the myopic patient’s personality?

Through an analysis of the development of monocular to binocular vision it will become apparent that there is a lot more to nearsightedness than just the obvious. With a deeper understanding of how myopic behavior develops practitioners will have a developmental approach to write lens prescriptions that alter the function of vision in the nearsighted eye as well as the myopic behavior behind the eye.

It is the purpose of this paper is to offer therapeutic ways for the retinal and foveal driven light to be more fully integrated. In this way a more comprehensive construction of visual reality can be made by the patient. It is essential for 21st century vision care to include integrated forms of vision therapy. Behavioral vision care is a healing discipline that helps in transforming the way people see and live on this planet.

The Nearsighted Eye -The Window to the Mind

As vision clinicians interested in wellness of the eye we must look  beyond the visual measurements, and continue seeing into the whole person. The eye is the window to myopic behavior. This means that when we measure diopters in the eye it is the glimpse into the deeper myopic behavior of the patient. Granted, the prescribing of compensating lenses for nearsightedness optically increases the focus of light in the eye. Many patients are happy with this arrangement. The depth of their seeing is their increased visual acuity.

In part 1 of this paper I reported that a full minus lens prescription disrupts the integration process for a significant of myopic patients. A modified (usually reduced) lens prescription increase the bincularity response. When the right and left eye inputs are integrated, a more meaningful rearrangement in ‘the not-so-obvious’ is happening to the transformed light. It is important to remember that the integration of right and left eye inputs is more than the foveal connections. For optimal human functioning and performance the right eye fovea and retinal light must fully join the left eye fovea and its retinal light.

This meeting is a highly complex process that we tend to take for granted. In vision therapy we realize how fragile this integration process can be. When the testing conditions are correctly set up we can observe how the binocular visual system is prone to breaking down under the slightest of  provocations. 

For example, when examining fixation disparity at far, I often pose leading questions while conducting a binocular assessment. With the final lens prescription before the patient’s eyes, I ask a question like, was there any difficulty in your family life when you were first given glasses?

While contemplating the question the patient comments if the appearance of the cross grid and the central black spot on the fixation disparity target changes. It is quite common to see a disruption of binocular vision when the patient is confronted with an incomplete emotional aspect to their life.

This binocular disturbance can vary from subtle central foveal or retinal suppressions to deeper conditions of complete one eye blockage. The evidence suggests that what we measure in the binocular response is direct feedback of deeper levels of integration or disintegration in ‘the not-so-obvious.’

The more the patient has successfully dealt, that is have new healthy perceptions with the difficult parts of their lives, the higher the possibility for deeper levels of binocular vision and clear uncompensated distance vision. The patient then behaves in a more integrated and happy way in their personal life. The high incidence of binocular disturbances in myopic and other  patients in clinical practice invites an inquiry into the deeper causes.

Over 60 percent of myopic patients demonstrate varying degrees of  binocular disintegration. These visual findings are revealed as lowered convergence ability, binocular accommodative insufficiency or forms of foveal or retinal suppression. What do these ‘obvious’ findings tell us about the ‘the not-so-obvious?’

If the myopic behavior is more deeply understood could lens prescriptions and integrated vision therapies be designed that affected a corrective change in the cause of these findings?

Development of the Myopic Personality

Entering into the eye of the person during a vision examination is like reaching into the deeper realms of their true nature. Each variation of diopter from one eye to another reveals the mystery of how the patient has adjusted their inner and outer views of their world.

One myopic patient has equal diopters between the eyes. Another exhibits anisometropia. The next patient has a high degree of astigmatism in one eye. These nearsighted eye measurements are a print-out of the accumulation of many moments of life experiences of light striking the retina and fovea.

As a clinician interested in how vision develops I began questioning why each patient makes a different myopic visual adaptation? Is there a ‘not-so-obvious’ mechanism that can explain this clinical phenomenon? Through experience, the human being is able to develop a reality map of consciousness from the light impressions striking the retina. In the optimum scenario, the person is able to respond well to life, by maintaining an integrated and clear perspective of themselves and surroundings.

The patient is able to function according to their deeper nature free of survival perceptions. It is quite rare to find such a well-rounded person. In the case of myopia, the person is adjusting their inner behavior in order to survive seeing their distant world. This shrinking of visual space can result from a single event or an accumulation of many experiences.

The first survival mechanism of myopic behavior can be from the family genetic programming. The second direct experience is living in connection to family members and part of culture and schooling experiences. Surviving in fear is a reactive form of behavior that promotes a myopic way of seeing reality. In survival, we shrink our  perceptions and create illusionary and unclear way of behaving. This is why a myopic patient demonstrates a characteristic personality of being more thought orientated. The patient uses logical (foveal) ways of  perceiving in order to bury their feelings safely away.

In the first 7 years of life there is a development of brain/body/eye coordination. The foveal perceptions of each eye are bilaterally represented while particular retinal stimulation is unilaterally represented. I have often wondered what exactly does the right and left eye inputs contribute at the level of the mind. In part 1 of this paper, I asserted that the foveal perceptions contribute to the development of  precise and logical reasoning, while the retinal perceptions were to do with feeling and sensing. It appears that the foveal and retinal light contribution is much more profound and life changing than just thinking or feeling processes. The integration of light from the eye through the brain and into the mind of the patient involves a complex mingling of family genetics and history combined with the full life experiences (Emotion as well) of the patient.

The Right and Left Eye Personality

Clinical experience in vision therapy reveals that each eye input carries a particular energetic charge that is needed for the development of high level integration. I began tracking which eye the myopic patient was more prone to suppress and correlated this to the preferred eye and information gathered during the case history. From these, and other patching experiments, it appears that each eye carries its own family history and story about the survival personality.

For many years I have viewed the integration of the right and left eye inputs to be like a human relationship. Man meets woman and woman meets man. The issues of man meeting the issues of woman occur in both directions. There are many influences that can interfere in the successful union of man and woman. When we carry emotionally ladened experiences from our genetics as well as from our childhood, these memories can taint our current view of reality. These buried messages can contribute to myopic behavior. When exposed, new perceptions of the past experiences forms the therapeutic basis for generating less myopic behavior.

The fresh seeing of what was problematic from the past eventually leads to a change in the measured nearsightedness of the eye. It is my experience that how we integrate or not integrate the left and right eye channels tells us about the ‘not-so-obvious’ breakdowns in male and female integration in the mind. The genetic influences can affect the development of myopic ways of perceiving. (In part 3 of this blog post, I will discuss this in more detail and how we can interpret the iris of nearsighted persons to gain insights about the genetic component of myopic behavior.)

Conscious Prescribing -The New Role of a Minus or Cylindrical Lens

 The process of vision therapy emphasizes building a strong binocular vision system. Yet in primary care the tendency to prescribe full compensating lenses in most cases leads to a breakdown in binocularity, resulting in foveal suppressions. A full minus lens prescription stimulates too much looking and the sense of retinal feeling is lost.

Sociologist, Barry Glassner, in his book The Culture of Fear, suggests that our minds are programmed with a heightened sense of fear by the ‘bad news’ and the distortion of facts presented by the news media and from the conditioning of the culture and family. In the same way a full minus lens interferes in the foveal/retinal relationship. A full minus lens prescription has the potential of distorting the reality created in the ‘not-so-obvious.’ 

Routinely prescribed compensating eyeglasses do increase the foveal capacity to look clearly, but at the same time may promote a deeper fear of seeing. Inform your patients about their advancing nearsightedness and that you can design a ‘fitness’ or a ‘therapeutic lens’ prescription. For the logical thinker, a full compensating lens prescription may be a partial solution to their increases in nearsightedness. When they leave the office let them be aware of the possibility of a deeper therapeutic solution to their problem. When they are ready to embrace such an integrative therapeutic approach, they will return.

In most cases the fitness thinker can embrace the idea of owning two pairs of glasses. A compensating pair of glasses for driving and a second pair of ‘vision fitness’ eyeglasses. They will wear their new modified eye glasses lessening their fear that their ‘eyes are becoming worse.’ This is the first step to opening the patient to the possibility of integrated vision therapy.

The Profound Medicine of Optometry

Seeing beyond the obvious is stepping out of our limited and unconscious way of lens prescribing. A lens must be seen as more than an acuity altering device. The lens is a powerful medicine for altering the programming of perceptual conditioning of the person through their eyes into the brain and mind. We realize that the nearsighted patient is more than a deformed eyeball. They are myopic in their behavior.

It takes a conscious shift in broadening our thinking about the therapeutic effects of lens prescriptions. When we do, the lenses we prescribe can make a dramatic impact in the way the patient sees through their eyes. It helps bring their life more into balance. This is a big step beyond the idea of just improving visual acuity.

In the long term, when the patient is helped in rearranging perceptions, they are restructuring and organizing the development of perceptual consciousness. The patient’s self awareness is restructured by the varying degrees of lens altered light input. Their perceptions, their point of view, their sense of reality is changed. They can safely deal with their myopic fear perceptions. Their mind interpretation is changed when they look through a modified lens prescription.

A binocularly balanced lens prescription for the appropriate myopic patient in the long run makes the patient more aware and conscious of how they look through their eyes.A minus lens being a medicine for developing consciousness offers the fitness thinker and transformer patients a deeper approach to ‘correction’ of nearsightedness. The minus lens that precisely focuses light onto the fovea usually promotes a consciousness of over-focused myopic behavior. This can deepen their inner feelings of fear. In a similar way, a more precisely focused minus or cylindrical lens before one eye can be used therapeutically to bring light into particularly blurred areas of the patient’s consciousness. 

On the-other-hand, a less powerful binocular presented minus lens prescription can assist the person to be less foveal in their myopic behavior. This means that with an appropriate reduced minus lens power the person can receive less focused light. This ‘soft’ focused light acts like a medicine over time. The less focused light leads to a softer thinking approach for the patient. They have to feel more and ultimately face their fearful behavior.

This weaker minus lens prescription acts therapeutically in guiding the patient to be aware of other aspects of their visual function, that is to ‘see’ what they are ‘looking’ at, to have feeling about what they are looking at. This linking of what is looked at with how we feel about what is seen is another form of integration. Now we can consider the how to interpret the different nearsighted adaptations and design lens prescription approaches to bring about changes in myopic behavior.

Equal minus spherical diopters in each eye

The patient who exhibits equal nearsightedness in each eye places a premium on integration in the brain and mind. Their survival adaptation is to sacrifice equal loss of acuity in each eye. This patient is treated with equal spherical lenses before each eye, however, consideration to less diopters should be give when the person has moved from the logical thinker to the fitness thinker.

Examine the flexibility of the patient’s positive fusional abilities. In sixty-five percent of myopic patients it appears that a lowered performance in ‘convergence free of accommodation’ is part of the cause of the nearsightedness. The patient simply over-converges to compensate for their tendency to place themselves under excessive accommodative demand. (In part 3 of this paper, I will correlate this eye finding to the inherited personality tendencies of the patient, as seen in particular  physical characteristics on the iris of the eye.)

For the fitness thinker and the transformer vision therapy practices for increasing fusional convergence and divergence can be emphasized at this level. The increases of fusional reserves while maintaining central focus and clearness appears to be an effective way to approach ‘myopia control’ and ‘reversal.’

Equal minus spherical diopters and with astigmatism in each eye

The presence of astigmatism indicates that in the ‘not-so-obvious’ the patient has further contracted space in one orientation or point of view than others. Consider an astigmatic adaptation to be a more focused form of survival. In the case of ‘with-the-rule’ astigmatism, the most unclear orientation of viewing for the patient is the vertical.

This defined area of visual space represents a particular survival strategy for the patient. Analysis of the iris can be very helpful in determining what is the origin of these survival strategies. (To be discussed in more detail in Part 3 of this paper) With an appropriate lens prescription and integrated vision therapy process, the patient can be guided to slowly wake up these survival perceptions.

Functional astigmatism

Each orientation of the astigmatic axis speaks of potential areas of woundedness and restrictions. For the fitness thinker, consider, eliminating all cylinder that is under one diopter for the ‘fitness’ lens prescription. For homework have the patient move the astigmatic eye along the orientation of the most unclear meridian, that is for ‘with-the-rule’, vertical movements, and ‘against-the-rule’, horizontal etc. These eye movements can be coordinated with breathing and looking at different distances from their eyes.

For the transformer, I have successfully used ‘slit patching’, where I place a one millimeter wide slit along the most unclear meridian. The patient spends 20 minute periods at home looking through this slit with the other eye covered. They monitor changes in perception and visual acuity and write down their realisations.This becomes a rewarding experience for the patient. They suddenly start seeing more details along the former unclear meridian.

This clearing up of perceptions suggests that a certain portion of the astigmatism is functional in nature. When we measure astigmatism in the eye it means that the patient is seeing from their mind in an astigmatic way, projecting survival perceptions. Part of this astigmatism may not be firmly conditioned into the structure of the eye. When this is true, there is no need to include the functional astigmatism into the lens prescription. As long as the patient is using integrated vision therapy, the astigmatism will be unproblematic and will eventually be trained away.

The combination of movement, breathing and looking through less minus will give a therapeutic advantage for the fitness thinker to slowly open up to the reasons for the myopic and astigmatic behavior. When the astigmatism is greater than one diopter, for the fitness thinker, leave the cylinder in the lens prescription and only reduce the spherical components for the first lens change. For the committed transformer the astigmatism is treated with a ‘therapeutic’ lens prescription discussed below.

More minus sphere in one eye

First notice which eye is the more myopic channel. In a humorous way, I call the right channel “Harry” and the left eye channel “Sally.” I inform the patient that Harry needs to meet Sally. In the context of relationships,they quickly appreciate my point. For the fitness thinker and the transformer, I demonstrate how they use the greater nearsighted eye less at certain distances.

I explain that this suppression of the “Harry” or “Sally” channel is a reflection of their inner perceptions. Then I give them a patching experience. For about 10 minutes, I have them cover their less nearsighted eye and look exclusively through the more nearsighted eye. This can be done with and without eyeglasses. Each patient has different experiences from this patching activity. Invariably,the patching will bring about a realization for the patient. I invite the patient to consider memories from the past as they look through one eyeIt is quite common for the patient to resolve more letters on the acuit ychart when they discover and face confusing issues in their past that led to survival perceptions. The patient is encouraged to write a diary of their experiences. The fitness thinker and transformer patients, under our care, are ready to look deeper into the reasons behind their myopic behavior.

Deeper adaptations

When using integrated vision therapy it useful to make a further discernment between the ‘obvious’ and ‘not-so-obvious.’ The recording of visual acuity findings can be thought of as moments of perceptions from the myopic patient’s mind. These visual acuity findings can rapidly change from moment to moment. It appears that as the myopic patient shifts their perceptual state, from less thinking to more feeling, this leads to measurable changes in visual acuity. Sometimes I patch the patient’s least nearsighted eye and let them experience the acuity fluctuations as part of their therapeutic process.

The measurement of diopters in the eye represents the structural adaptation to what the patient’s mind is directing. It is helpful to remember that by modifying lens prescriptions before the patient’s eyes helps restructure their perceptions in the mind. Also, just because the patient subjectively demands the need for a certain dioptric amount for sharp eyesight doesn’t mean the recorded diopter is the ‘best medicine’. The more diopters you measure in the eye, the higher the probability of  perceptual wounded states there are in the mind. When there is anisometropia, larger astigmatic differences between the eyes and amblyopia, the lens prescription can be modified to therapeutically awaken these perceptual states in the mind.

Therapeutic lens prescriptions

This form of lens prescription made up in eyeglasses is very different than the conventional compensating form. Compensating lens prescriptions can be worn while driving, bicycling, for sports and for most life situations. On the other hand, therapeutic lens prescriptions are customarily used by the patient in the comfort of their home while engaging in integrated vision therapy.

 Anisometropia, antimetropia and astigmatism

For the fitness thinker and transformer, consider a full compensating lens before the lesser perceiving eye which has the greater dioptric measurement. Before the other eye weaken the spherical amount by between +1.00 and +1.50 to create a form of lens patching. This encourages the patient to look more through the usually lesser  perceiving eye.

This ‘biocular’ form of training can be done in addition to monocular activities. For the transformer, who has larger amounts of astigmatism in both eyes, consider reducing the sphere in both eyes by about +0.50 and INCREASE the cylinder by between -0.50 and -0.75 before both eyes. This lens prescription will encourage the patient to look through the lens induced clearness through their normally unclear astigmatic meridian. The focused light awakens the perceptions of their astigmatic adaptation. 

This therapeutic approach has the advantage of penetrating the deeper levels of the patient’s survival mind. Over time, the cylinder can again be reduced when the patient has successfully dealt with the underlying issues behind their myopic and astigmatic perceptions. The same approach can be used when there is more astigmatism in one eye than the other. In this case the clearer eye is fogged by using less minus sphere and the cylinder before the opposite eye is increased.


The measurement of nearsightedness in the eye represents a myopic survival state of behavior in the patient’s mind as a way of protecting them from fearful states of seeing.

The myopic behavior can include a breakdown of higher levels of integration that is measured at the level of the eye as unstable patterns of binocularity. The interference of the foveal and retinal integration in nearsighted eyes provocatively implicates deeper disturbances between the integration of male and female perceptual integration in the mind of the patient.

Binocular integrated vision therapy assists the patient in resolving perceptual conflicts in their mind. The therapy provides the safety for the patient to see from their survival myopic personality. Interested Fitness thinkers and transformer patients answer questions about the origins of their myopic behavior while being examined under binocular conditions. In this way the patient observes how survival perceptions affect the integration process of their eyes.

Suggestions and steps for conscious lens prescribing, beyond the compensating lens prescriptions, have been offered. By reducing and increasing spherical and cylindrical lens components for fitness thinker and transformer myopic patients offers a curative opportunity for nearsightedness.

With the ever increasing presence of nearsightedness on our planet it is necessary for the profession of optometry to offer myopic patients more than compensating lenses. The process of integrated vision therapy is a viable clinical tool that will help the millions of myopic patients that have stepped beyond the logical thinking into seeking transformation in their lives. In the long term this will provide a truly corrective approach for survival myopic conditioning. A balanced and conscious way of seeing is the right of all human beings. 

(References available on request)