“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.” Matt 6:22
As the eye’s are a lamp of the body, we can learn about our health through visual shortcomings. Many examples of this come from the stress gland the adrenals. The same mechanism that should tonify the veins when you stand up so that blood does not pool in your feet, also should tonify the pupil in bright lights. This is the mechanism that shrinks the pupil to block out light and focus on far away objects (far vision). Alternatively, the pupil needs to relax for reading (near vision).
When the adrenal glands are struggling to adapt to our stress, then it can manifest in the functioning of the eye’s. Ever get dizzy when you stood up to fast? Need your sunglasses in bright lights when you are tired? Trouble focusing when your are hungry? In these scenario’s one would want to identify the core stress, be it wrong foods, under rest, or need of vitamins.
Blind spots? Structural misalignment in the spine, especially the neck can cause visual blind spots. Did your vision deteriorate after a whiplash or injury? Appropriately administered chiropractic works wonderfully and often instantly here.
Double vision (diplopia or strabismus) can occur from a parasitic infection. Parasites cause a reduction of the brain calming chemical GABA. When GABA is low the muscle on the outside of the eye can get weak. This causes the eye’s to track improperly. The eye in the bottom left of the diagram would quite likely have parasites based on the brown around the pupil and the spots in the iris. There are many highly effective herbs to treat parasitic infections.
There are also wonderful therapies for those who fall asleep in the car or have poor reading retention. Unfortunately, the therapies are widely varied and beyond the scope of this brief over view.
Cataracts are often due to free radical damage of processed diets and respond well to vegetables and antioxidant therapies. Even glaucoma can respond to herbs to help the liver and kidney work more efficiently.
May your eyes be a bright window telling a healthy story.