What Is Vision?
Vision is all about light. Without light, there is no vision.
“In the beginning, when God created the universe, the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the power of God was moving over the water. Then God commanded, ‘Let there be light’—and light appeared.” (Genesis 1-3)
Given that vision is a gift from God, do not abuse it; make the best and the most of your vision power. Improve your vision at any age!
Vision is about how your eyes make use of light to see the world around you:
How much light is available to the eye?
How efficient is the eye lens in refracting the light?
How sensitive is the eye (macula) in receiving and transmitting the light to the brain?
How proficient is the brain in processing the visual data from the eye?
Vision involves more than just the eye: it includes the body and the mind.
So, never strain the eye to read or to see when the light is insufficient.
So, relax the eye in order to avoid distorting the shape of the eye, which will squeeze the lens out of shape, and thus causing the refractive error.
So, protect the macula (for detailed vision) on the retina (the back of the eye) by increasing peripheral vision (on both sides) to avoid overusing the macula.
So, improve brain power through affirmations and visualization to help the eye focus and process visual information efficiently.
Good vision means the capability to look clearly into the distance, but nearsightedness causes blurry distance.
Good vision means having peripheral vision, but the grim reality is that there is only central vision, with little or no periphery.
Good vision means the eyes shift constantly, but the problem is that the eyes are constantly staring, or have developed eye-fixation.
Good vision means the eyes can adjust easily to light, but the truth of the matter is that the eyes tend to squint at different light conditions.
Good vision means the eyes can look close up and far away almost instantaneously, but farsightedness prevents the instant shifting of the eyes.
In other words, the characteristics of the eye with good vision are:
It will “naturally observe” or “notice” what is around.
It will never “strain” to see “everything.”
It will relax and rest even when it is “looking.”
To improve vision is to enhance and to maintain these characteristics at all times.
Copyright© by Stephen Lau