Monday, July 24, 2017

I Believe I Can See It Now



Be Your Own Judge



This is the second time I am posting this article. I couldn't get the photo from the Optometry Salary, Job Description and Work Environment article to show up on my blog (although it did show up in the email transmission). Maybe there is an automatic block in place for uploading such photos to blogs such as mine that do not support the optometry business. It was a good laugh though to have this happen in this article entitled I Believe I Can See It Now, when I couldn't see the photo!

Anyway, since I made quite a few changes to this article now, I am re-publishing it. Many thanks to my subscribers for their understanding for the double email transmission.

This is a short follow-up article to a previous post I wrote called Seeing is Believing that I wrote six months ago on this blog. In that article, I set out a plan for improving my eyesight before going to an optometrist to have my eyes tested for evidence of the results of my efforts. Well, things don't always go according to plan. This is a good example that shows how it is important to make plans but also that it is important to be flexible and open-minded. In fact, we really never know where we will end up in the long run. One thing leads to another. It’s the process that counts though, not the result. And part of the process is to be your own judge.

I believe I can see it now. I have to be my own judge. I cannot go to an optometrist because over the last six months I have developed a complete aversion to being a part of the medical system in any way shape or form if I have any choice in the matter. Optometrists, of course, are part of the medical system (as the symbol in the picture below indicates). Eye exams are geared towards prescribing eyeglasses (or even finding a problem such as cataracts which I wrote about recently, see reference below). I cannot subject myself to this because I can see how many ways these tests can be manipulated against me.


When I think of an optometrist, often wearing glasses themselves and the typical medical white coat, with the gadgets that they use and their purpose for the exam, it reminds me to stand strong for my beliefs without getting them involved. I remind myself that optometrists are in business to make money and they mostly do this by getting us to wear glasses and to keep wearing them. This involves a conflict of interest if one does not wish to wear glasses, a conflict which is easily avoided.

I'm aware of how my eyes have developed. There is still lots of room for improvement with my right eye, but my left eye is nearly perfect. Maybe my right eye will never improve much, but at least I can see well enough with both eyes without artificial assistance to do everything I want. I can even read small numbers on library cards now! I believe I can see well enough.

I am enjoying the work that I do with my eyes to improve my eyesight. Sometimes I do more and sometimes I do less.

I offer my apologies to any reader who would have preferred that I get some numbers as proof that my efforts to improve my eyesight are worthwhile. Let me suffice it to say that I love not wearing glasses or any other corrective measure for my eyesight. And, I enjoy being my own judge on how to go about improving my eyesight. Happy two-year anniversary of not wearing eyeglasses to me!  No headaches, improved eyesight in my view, what else can I say. Simply that I am grateful for the ability to extend this goal of improving my eyesight. It's an important ongoing, ever-renewing goal for me.


References



Optometry Salary, Job Description and Work Environment, https://www.google.com/search?q=optometrist+images&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjN7v3StJjVAhWEaz4KHaTSD3sQsAQIIw&biw=1024&bih=480#imgrc=JJrXBWEJZY_2GM


Optometry, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optometry, Thanks for use of picture.