My Quora Post about LASIK

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I have interviewed LASIK surgeons about the physiology and anatomy of most people that undergo LASIK. Here’s what they say:

Over 90% of people that get LASIK surgery for myopia do so because their eyes are too long – NOT because their cornea is misshaped.

This is important because it reveals a major problem with LASIK surgery: LASIK surgery does not treat the cause of most people’s blurry vision.

Even though many people may be happy about their surgery, it still does not actually heal the eye.

If you look at the statistics in the past century, you will see that myopia has increased at astounding rates anywhere from 50% to 1,000% in certain populations. Now we have this surgery that many people say is effective… but it does not address the cause of the increase in myopia.

Beyond not addressing the cause, it actually creates a condition in the body where if the body were somehow to return to what would otherwise be an eye that provides clear vision without correction – the LASIK surgery would make that result negative.

So LASIK is a type of surgery that works against healing.

WHY do people have myopia in the first place? How do we know a specific individual’s cause of myopia?

Well, often we read that stress and strain can cause blurry vision. Most people have experienced this after a long night at work. Well what would happen if they got tested for lenses or surgery at that point? They would get a different lens or different surgery.

People’s vision fluctuates. Sometimes it gets worse… but sometimes it gets better.

But if you get LASIK surgery… you really do not want your “natural” vision to get better. By that, I mean that sometimes eyes get longer and sometimes shorter. The basic cause of blurry vision is said to be when the physical length of the eye is longer than the optical length.

How is it that one day a person could read the board in the classroom – and the next day they cannot?

The eye is supposed to be fully formed at age 13 in size. So how can a Law student at age 24 suddenly develop a disease that occurs due to the physical length of his/her eye being too long? Did studying too many books cause the eye muscles to grow in some irreversible manner? Why would this be so? Even if the muscles did grow from increased usage in close-up vision… couldn’t those muscles then atrophy as they are used less?

In other words, couldn’t the person change their behavior and use of their eyes and then have different results with regards to their vision?

It seems questionable as to why people could reverse so many other diseases but not improve vision. Especially when vision actually involves a wide variety of factors.

Not getting enough sleep contributes to poor vision (everyone knows that).

Not getting enough sunlight and outdoors time contributes to poor vision.

Being stressed and visually strained contributes to poor vision.

OKAY.

So why not try changing those things?

Isn’t there an intrinsic value in improving sleep quality?

Isn’t there an intrinsic value in seeing to it that you get enough outdoor time and sunlight?

Isn’t there an intrinsic value to not being stressed or visually straining yourself so much?

Yes. Yes. And Yes.

But that doesn’t mean a person will do anything about it, and if they prefer to just trust someone with a degree to cut their corneas to a degree based on a measurement that actually fluctuates often but people don’t pay enough attention to notice it or care.

LASIK surgery, like many other medical “solutions” really offers the cowards way out. It’s like instead of dealing with the root of the problems, just tape some fruit to the branches of the tree.

I don’t mean to be harsh here, but I have found in my years of working with people that many simply cannot take on the task of learning how to relax and decrease stress in their lives. They simply do not identify with their own agency in life or their bodies.

They are lost in their minds with little to no sense of control.

This is largely due to the education system they were raised in and a disconnect from the outdoors.

Just look back in history at rates of myopia. It makes it quite unlikely that genetics caused your bad vision.

Ask yourself:

Do I get enough sleep (truly), and is it high quality sleep?

Do I get enough outdoors time (truly), and is it high quality outdoor time where you feel free?

Do I strain my eyes often?

Do I live a balanced life?

Do I have very healthy habits?

If your answer is no to any of these questions – why not handle those before paying a lot of money for an irreversible surgery.

Simplest Explanation For Vision Improvement

Note: This is for people that have not had surgeries.

Here are the simplest steps for vision improvement:

  1. Remove your lenses
  2. Fully relax your body-mind

That’s it.

If you succeed to do steps 1 and 2 it’s almost a guarantee that you will see better.

But you have to do steps 1 and 2.

FULLY relax. I can’t even describe what full relaxation is. I am still on path towards experiencing it. Sure. I have relaxed enough to feel amazing. Sure. I love having a body. Sure. I feel like my mind’s pretty calm and awesome often…

BUT true? Full? Relaxation?

Like having no pain whatsoever in the body and no sense of any excess tension anywhere. Totally at ease from head to toe.

That might not come so quickly or easily unfortunately.

BUT THE POINT STILL STANDS

2 steps for vision improvement.

Remove your lenses and relax.

ACTUALLY relax.

If your response to this is: “I can’t relax” or “Trying to relax sounds difficult or frustrating”…

WELL…

ISN’T THAT SOMETHING WORTH LOOKING INTO REGARDLESS OF YOUR VISUAL ACUITY?

More on this later, but just keep it in mind.

 

 

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Thoughts on myopia in relationships

I wore glasses for a long time actually and developed a bit of a career as a writer and healer after improving my vision enough to pass the driver’s test and not need them at all…

The basic conclusion was that for the vast majority of the population, having vision problems is not based on faulty genes but actually based in visual habits that could be predicated by psychological causes.

Most often, it seems that cause stems from improper educational environments that rigorously command individuals to deny their natural impulses and submit to the authority of the teacher.

I.E.

A young person is looking out at the window or to their friend, and the teacher demands that they look at the board or their book… regardless of whether they truly want to or not. At some point, the person may have a very strong resistance to looking somewhere that they are externally commanded to look, but lack the confidence in their own freedom of interest being the rightful priority and the external demand of attention the offensive impropriety.

Thus…

They attempt to do what they do not want to do – i.e. look somewhere they don’t want to look.

The problem is, the mind can really only focus in one place at a time as far as I know for optimal functioning. This appears especially the case when it comes to vision since vision is an event that is as in-the-moment as it gets and involves very quick changes – movement of the eyes – and what should be a natural shift of focus.

We are not meant to be so stuck in one place doing something we don’t feel like doing.

Anyhow, as a recovering myope, my whole life has changed immensely.

My mind functions better. I am more emotionally open and free. I am less caged in by fear of basic expression. I am not ashamed of my body or my movement or my sexuality. I am not scared of strangers or being evaluated…

And I am innnn my body and do not identify as much as a tense person.

I still have much room to move and grow.

I believe we are meant to be free from pain and strain and aim to get there/be here as such.

If a person is committed essentially to using glasses or contacts then they are not going to release the tense patterns of vision use.

This means…

They will not be experience pain-free vision.
They will not be able to mentally shift as fast, since their eyes are more stubbornly fixed (often to things that they don’t even feel like looking at).
Their emotional processing is stuck to a degree and they do not have a sense of what true relaxation is… because their eyes are never relaxed… they never truly see things in a relaxed way… their eyes are constantly held taut by their extra-ocular muscles… driven by some kind of subconscious or even conscious holding pattern…

I’m still learning though, and if someone is sincerely open to amazing magic happening, I’m all about it… but at the same time I have had a sort of issue as a health teacher and advocate of wanting to change those around me, which typically is not what people desire in a lover.

It’s not that I haven’t loved or wouldn’t love someone who wears glasses or has blurry vision, but it’s a key focus (ha) in my life to get to ever great levels of emotional clarity and internal harmony and I see (ha) poor vision as the most obvious sign of a problem worth addressing.

Most people don’t know anything about that…

But yeah I want them eyes functioning properly

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Take off your glasses or contacts now.

Can you read this comfortably?

Good.

If not, then print this out.

Now get comfortable.

More comfortable than that.

More comfortable.

Seriously, get more comfortable.

Adjust how you’re sitting or standing or laying.

Notice your neck, your back, your shoulders, and your back (again).

There will be a LOT of EXPERIENCES you need to have for full success.

This program is holistic. We are not here simply to improve eyesight. We are here to reach a relaxed baseline. To be able to focus. To be free to move.

These are three basic principles that you will see in vision healing whether my program or someone else’s:

RELAXATION

FOCUS

MOVEMENT

Consider these three categories carefully.

Consider where you really are relative to your potential.

How relaxed are you really and how relaxed could you really be potentially?

How focused are you really and how focused could you really be potentially?

How mobile are you really and how mobile could you really be potentially?

I have not found a single person who suffers from vision problems to honestly answer that they are fully relaxed, fully focused, or fully mobile.

Every person that improves on these categories improves their vision.

This is basically a law.

If you become more relaxed, your mental focus will improve.

If you improve your mental focus, your relaxation will improve.

Think about it.

When you are confused (not focused), are you relaxed?

No. Confusion is not relaxing. Clarity is relaxing. Clarity is a focused state. Clarity is also a state of freedom. Clarity implies that you are not at odds with reality; you see things as they are and accept them as they are. If you did not accept things as they are, you would be active in changing them or trying to change your mind. You can experience clarity while actively engaging in change.

There are many levels and ways to see things. The idea of improving a fundamental sense has very broad implications on what it means to be alive.

If you can improve your vision, what else can you improve?

If you can release stress and strain, what else can you release? What do you have to change mentally, to release physically?

These are great questions to ask yourself.

You may find yourself deeply pondering questions about how to become a more relaxed person, have greater focus, or be more physically free…

But there are some VERY simple things to do that I want you to know so that you GET RESULTS from your endeavors.

These three relationships are keys to success:

Focus – Relaxation

Relaxation – Movement

Movement – Focus

You can always consider one side of the equation and find out what you can improve upon.

There may be times where it seems difficult to improve relaxation directly, or to increase focus, or to expand movement.

But you probably will be able to find which one of the three IS available to you.

Movement may be the most obvious since anyone reading this is moving.

Everyone moves. If you stop moving you’re dead.

Everyone who bought this program has eyes. Eyes move. You move your eyes. You can move your eyes differently.

You can move your eyes in functional ways or dysfunctional ways. There’s a spectrum. As you move your eyes more functionally, your vision improves.

Basic principles:

Keep the contacts and glasses off as much as possible.

Spend time where you are 100% focused on relaxation, movement, focus or any combination of the 3. You will feel all three in harmony.

Practice movement.

Practice stillness.

Practice mindfulness.

What does practicing movement mean? (movement of course)

It means that you can move better than that.

Watch dancers, martial artists, or simply people who move in a way that doesn’t make you think that they are stiff or in pain (look at babies or children or yogis). Realize that you too have potential like them. Perhaps you will not be a professional dancer in a day, or even in years, but you can move towards unfolding your potential as a human being who has been likely holding back very much.

Imagine it clearly. Imagine how you would move ideally. While imagining allow it to become reality. Move a little now. Or move a lot. Stretch.

You should be stretching everyday.

It doesn’t have to be a routine time or amount of time… just everyday.

What does practicing stillness mean? (corresponds to relaxation)

It means you can experience greater inner calm.

It means you can breathe and feel a peaceful feeling. It means you can feel more peace than you have before. It means that you can feel like nothing is wrong.

It also might mean falling asleep because you might be tired and must catch up. That’s simply how it is.

If you need to rest… rest.

Relaxation can be many things. Often one cannot relax since one “has to do” something. Then the person finds relaxation IN the doing of the thing. Stillness and relaxation are produced by whatever produces them – do not be stubborn about trying to do one technique that doesn’t work. Find out what works for you…

BUT

You should be able to JUST sit… at some point in the day and enjoy it.

You should be able to JUST stand… at some point in the day and enjoy it.

You should be able to JUST lay down… at some point in the day and enjoy it.

You should be able to JUST move… at some point in the day and enjoy it.

Your enjoyment of these things can INCREASE dramatically as your health and mindset improve.

There are also specific times when they are better than others.

I find just sitting very enjoyable after a good night’s rest and when just waking up BEFORE doing anything with technology.

I find just standing very enjoyable pretty much any time.

I find just laying very enjoyable at the end of the day…

I find just moving enjoyable pretty much all the time, though sometimes I feel more like being very still with my body and then the movement happens in my mind.

What does practicing mindfulness mean? (corresponds to focus)

Well, this perhaps is the deepest question.

One that I couldn’t really claim to have a full answer to. This is like WHO ARE YOU? WHAT ARE WE? WHAT IS LIFE? WHAT IS IT TO BE AWARE? HOW ARE YOU AWARE? HOW ARE YOU ALIVE? WHOAAAA DUUUUUDEEEEEE!!!!!

Yeah. That kind of thing.

This is about like doing what you want to do in life. Or being present. Or being aware. Or whatever it is.

Well you CAN practice it. You can be more focused in the present. You can develop this deeply.

So

Believe it or not, these are really the basic principles and ideas that you need for eyesight improvement.

You simply need to relax, move more, and be more focused.

NOW you might think it is not so simple to do that.

And in a sense you are right… but you are also wrong because… it REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE.

BUT… is it simple for someone to get over a childhood trauma?

Is it simple for someone to come to terms with their sexuality if it is not in line with their friends/family/coworkers?

Is it simple for someone to physically relax when they have health issues that must be resolved?

Is it simple to release the shoulder tension and neck tension?

Is it simple to change behavior patterns that may have been present for decades?

Well yes and no.

When you understand this on a very physical level to the point of pleasure and pain, you can have the type of informational feedback necessary to tell you that you are on the right track.

You should know within five minutes of trying something of whether your body likes it or not.

If your body likes it, do that thing again.

This program is built on some VERY BASIC things.

1. Learning how to sit better

2. Learning how to stand better

3. Learning how to sleep better

4. Learning how to move better

5. Learning how to stress less

6. Learning how to be intelligently positive about things

7. Learning how to take better care of the body

There’s much more than this, but basically these general categories are avenue for improvement. Any improvement will help you in general.

This is a big difference to other programs that are based on some specific set of exercises, patterns, or routines.

The problem with exercises and patterns is that it gives the person the idea that they are necessary and that they can expect some kind of time-frame for success or failure.

Often I am contacted by someone who has spent months doing some kind of routine and not getting results… because they don’t get the concept at the core.

I am expecting you to be willing to change how you feel.

Your vision will be improved when you stand properly.

Your vision will improve when you sit properly.

Your vision will improve when you sleep better.

Your vision will improve when you move better.

Your vision will improve when you stress less.

Your vision will improve when you are more intelligently positive about things.

Your vision will improve when you take better care of your body.

Consider all of those statements deeply.

Say YES to them.

Say YES I would like to stand better!

Say YES I would like to sit better!

Say YES I would like to sleep better!

And so on.

Think about YOUR LIFE GETTING BETTER on all of these categories.

THINK ABOUT IT.

Write down expectations for the future as these areas improve.

Actually DO SOMETHING NOW.

Adjust your sitting.

Can you make it better?

100% of people SHOULD answer yes because people that need glasses are never comfortable.

They might say they are, but EVERY TIME I ask if they could get more comfortable… they can.

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The Thank You Text For My Audio Program

Hey here’s the text (other than the download link which is a purchase link) for my thank you letter for people that purchase my 70+ track, 15 hour Audio Program. Please read it to motivate yourself and understand the work:

Thank you for purchasing the Audio Program.

Understand that at its core I want you to be doing things WITHOUT my instruction.

I created the audio program to accelerate your learning and to help keep you on track so that you keep going and never quit…

BUT

The idea is for you to develop habits such as:

Improving how you sit.

Improving how you stand.

Improving how you move.

Improving how you sleep.

Improving how you see.

Being more relaxed, comfortable, confident, flexible, and energetic overall.

These are things that will NOT happen simply from listening to someone talk.

These things will happen through your dedicated action and your change of mind.

So when you’re listening to the audio, either focus closely on the feelings and words I’m saying OR focus on DOING the activity that I describe.

Many times I simply describe HOW I use(d) time in bed to help release tension and get better rest and see clearer. You can listen while in bed as well and focus on your own body to release tension and get better rest.

For the standing tracks: you can stand too and just focus on how you’re standing.

For the sitting tracks: you can sit too and just focus on how you’re sitting.

BUT

Do not just stop at listening once.

Listen and then do the activity I am describing WITHOUT listening to any track – purely pay attention to your own body.

Then repeat the process. Again and again.

Do NOT over-do it. Do not “TRY” too hard with this. Do not “TRY” to finish the program quickly. Simply go at the pace that feels right.

Once you can easily sit in meditation, easily enjoy standing exercises, easily explore intuitive movement and dance, and can directly feel your emotions and thoughts… then you have learned a LOT.

And the learning will continue.

If you have trouble simply sitting on the ground cross legged, then consider how much better you’d feel if you didn’t have trouble just sitting.

Do you feel tense and uncomfortable in bed at night most nights? Imagine being relaxed and LOVING your experiences in bed.

Do you get stiff or notice a bunch of discomfort when you try to simply do a standing exercise? Well consider how much different your life would be if you could simply stand confidently and relaxed. HUGE impact.

These are the changes in your life I want to give you with this program.

These are the changes I have found in my life through my work.

This is what you can expect to get if you listen to the program AND do the work.

If you put in the time to actively listen and follow along, then you will certainly get MAJOR results.

Also, I set up the files with a couple folders so that you can put the files into the folders after you have completed them. Doing so will help you feel a sense of accomplishment and it will also organize the files so that you know which you like to listen to and which one listen was good enough.

I have been working on these over the course of 5 years and despite the fact that these audio files are totally raw recordings of me, I am confident you will get the value from them since they are ME ACTUALLY WALKING THE WALK and talking the talk.

I know that if you make this decision to get MORE motivated and have a sort of personal commitment to making these changes and getting my guidance… you will SUCCEED faster than you probably would on your own.

I put in literally thousands of hours into this practice… and these hours represent the synthesis of understanding of all those years and effort into 15 hours of direct explanation, instruction, and sharing of experience.

Thank you for purchasing this and supporting my program. As you may already know from watching me on youtube.com/isforbliss, youtube.com/fullbellyfitness, or my websites… you know that I have been dedicated to sharing value with you and the whole world since 2009. Your purchases are meaningful financial support to this program and truly help other people get access to this essential information for having a better life… naturally.

So from my heart to you, I say thank you. Being able to help people live a better life has been my dream and career focus and I am dedicated to this. If you have any feeling that anything is not satisfying or that you could use more instruction or you have any lack of clarity after using this, feel free to contact me and I will make things more clear for you.

But you probably get it by now. And now you can move on and download the program!!!

You can download the Audio Program here: Buy the Audio Program Here! (the price is suggested – you can modify it in either direction)

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Thanks again,

David

Monday, August 24 2015