The symptom shows the way.
The way we receive the outside world, has its roots on the inner world. It is a result of our inner world. Our eyes are like windows or doors. They just receive. But whatever is received is not being delivered in the same way to the brain. Somewhere on the way there is a filter - a filter, which selects and allows only certain information travelling to the brain. Our way of seeing is very individual. It depends on many things; like culture, upbringing, education, parents, environment, likes and dislikes, and so on.
The roots of any vision problem has mostly to do with my individual way of seeing and perceiving the world. The reasons for that might be back long time ago, but often these inputs still influence our life. They reflect certain beliefs or views of the world. These beliefs or these sentences are often copied from someone (parents, teachers, sister or brothers) and paired with the experience of strong feelings. Certain emotions maybe have been too strong to coop with it. They made us feel fearful, weak, helpless or powerless. They express something about my attitude towards life and they result out of a certain sight at life.
Shortsightedness or Myopia
Shortsighted eyes make the world fuzzy. If this person takes the glasses off, he is going to be immediately confronted with it. The shortsighted person sees good at near distance and foggy at fare distance. The awareness of himself is closer or near than the experience of the outer world. It seems as if out there something is creating stress or fear. In the near area, which he can control he feels better or especially feels safe. Shortsightedness is like an invisible wall, which keeps the Outer fare away and the outer is in that way also less existing. My home is my castle, seems to be the life style. Often the approach is through the rational mind, that means they feel at home and safe with reading, television, internet, computer games and smartphones are the preferred medias to take the outside inside. Logical thinking, intellectual discussion, reading, computing and internet are enjoyable.
Wherein the fixations of the eyes at the same distance (as it happens with computing for ex.) for a long time promotes chronic tension of the eye muscles and therefore support the establishment of myopia. Some short-sighted people also restrict their movement because of their anxiety. Others, they compensate by athletic or intellectual performance. Emotional outbursts are mostly avoided. It seems that showing emotions appears childish and scary. Rational abilities are overrated. Proximity and distance are often difficult to define.
Myopic children are best served by loosening exercises, breathing exercises and eye exercises that have to do with intense movements, like swinging, dancing, running, ball games, jumping on the trampoline and so on.
With nearsightedness (myopia), the distance is blurred; the close is very clearly and can be accurately detected. Children with this vision defects have chosen the inner retreat, they love to read and sink into dream worlds. For these children, it is important to learn the real. Let your child do handiworks, painting, moving, acting, moving outdoors. Or do sports and go out into nature.
Unlike adults, children often are not motivated to work on their vision. However, one can implement fun activities that naturally strengthen vision. Swinging, for example, is a great activity because constant distance changes between objects strengthen the ability of eyes to focus. If you are facing the child who is swinging, you can call for their attention by constantly being playful (making faces, stealing their hat, catching their feet). Playing catch, jumping on trampolines, and juggling have also been effective at helping kids and adults improve their visual functioning.
A natural environment with bright colors in the sunlight would be a good medicine for the visual system of the child. Crossover movements help the two halves of the brain to be wired and ball games train switching between near and far. As with the farsighted also relaxation exercises are important, especially when seeing in the distance. Most myopic clients are under stress or suffering from lack of energy and breathe too shallow.
Parents should know that the plasticity and ability of the brain and body to heal is especially effective for children. I have seen kids accomplish vision improvements in 30 minutes when it takes adults 3 times as long. This is good news because the visual stress caused by computers, cell-phones, and even school sessions are linked to many refractive problems, like myopia.
The increase of people using computers, playing video games, and working at cramped cubicles requires that we all become conscious of ways to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the physical and visual strains associated with the 21st century lifestyle. Children that do not get enough exercise and stay indoors will lack the eye movement and natural sunlight that is necessary for sustaining healthy eyes. To eliminate and recover from eyestrain, it is critical to learn how to rest the eyes while using the computer, how to pay attention to peripheral vision and how to frequently, look briefly far into the distance. Without healthy eye habits, the cumulative effects of computer use can be devastating.
Farsightedness or Hyperopia
Farsightedness is less common in children or adults then myopia. In the adolescent or child's farsightedness, the eyeball is too short. Therefore, the focus of the eye-catching light rays is behind the retina and not as short-sighted in front of it.
Farsighted children are in school often dyslexics and often mixed up numbers and letters. Frequently this results in outbursts of frustration and tantrums. The bioenergetics thinks that the farsighted child's anger is first suppressed and responds primarily to authority with anger and with less anxiety, such as the myopic children. Physically, you can often find tension in the neck and chest area.
Hyperopia is treated with plus lenses which enlarge the world at close range. When you look them in the eyes they appear greatly enlarged behind the glasses. The challenge is to draw attention to the close and little things in life. When reading everything appears blurry.
If a person is farsighted, so the shape of his eyeball is too short in relation to the refractive power of the lens.
The Obvious, namely himself, it is often very far. It is difficult for him in the immediate visual reality - to stay - in the here and now. He unconsciously thus avoids its internal problems and fears and dreams himself away from the present. Sometimes he unconsciously directed his aggression to the outside. Often he is easily excitable and angry and has problems with contradiction and criticism. He has a tendency to irony and cynicism. He commits himself reluctantly and would like to show an outward facade of simplicity and happiness. Unconsciously he avoids exploring his interior spaces and searches the guilt on the outside. It happens that some farsighted intuitively have a virtually brilliant foresight or vision.
The task of the farsighted is the anchor in the here and now.
What happens when people become middle age farsighted, which can start in spite of its name already from the 35th year? Does this mean that we grow old sooner or do we load our eyes so extremely that they wear out faster?
Presbyopia usually occurs when people experience blurred near vision when reading, sewing or working at the computer.
When people develop presbyopia, they find they need to hold books, mobile phones, magazines, newspapers, menus and other reading materials at arm's length in order to focus properly. When they perform near work, such as embroidery or handwriting, or professional close labor, such as dentistry or optician or jewelry they may develop headaches, eye strain or feel fatigued.
What Causes Presbyopia? The most common opinion is: Presbyopia is caused by an age-related process. Presbyopia generally is believed to stem from a gradual thickening and loss of flexibility of the natural lens inside your eye.These age-related changes occur within the proteins in the lens, making the lens harder and less elastic over time. Age-related changes also take place in the muscle fibers surrounding the lens. With less elasticity, the eye has a harder time focusing up close.
Another theory is: Long hours work in the near area like computer, smart phone, tablets and starring directly into a source of light. Additional wrong nutrition and less movement and the inability to deal with stress.
Nowadays most people use their eyes much more frequently and much longer in the near area than this was the case still 25 years ago. Although the lighting conditions and the living conditions have improved, the food is more versatile and the medical care is excellent, compared to the past. But the eyes must work a lot and often extremely fast at close range.
One of the signs of our times is speed. Everything takes place faster and is often more complex and multifaceted. And this brings for many people uncertainties. Computer work and internet activities led to radical changes in labor and more and more in the private sector as well.Our computers, our smartphones or tablet-PC often have very small prints and regularly strong background lightening. Both are a great challenge for our eyes. People stare most intently at the screen. They don’t look at the entire screen, but only at micro images on it. In contrast, when you watch TV (meanwhile the screens are becoming bigger and bigger), you are following a panorama on the screen, which doesn’t require the brain to be so fixed or the body to be so restricted.
Presbyopia is in my opinion a combination of one-sided use of the "lens muscles" and of disposal of metabolic waste products and, consequently, a declining flexibility of the lens. It seems that the lens muscles need a little more movement, but also relaxation to get back its flexibility, as the saying goes: "If you rest, you rust."