Every so often, a rare case of recovery from a condition deemed incurable by conventional doctors is reported in the news. This particular case resoundingly demonstrates that vision isn’t localized in the eyeballs.
Eye doctors had no explanation for the sudden blindness of a Canadian woman, Linda Kirk, nor did they have any solutions to help her. Although she eventually accepted her fate living as a blind person, for fifteen years she never gave up hope that one day she might regain her eyesight. Thanks to an alternative health practitioner, Linda was able to do just that. Her news story was featured online at this link:
Linda’s case highlights the inherent problem with the traditional mechanical model of the eye and the theoretical vision process that’s tied to that model. I referred to this concept as the disembodied eye in a previous post. Eye doctors were looking in vain for a cause of blindness located within Linda’s eyes. Their education and training handcuffed them, as they couldn’t venture outside the “sphere” of their expertise.
Craig Holdrege, author and founder of the Nature Institute, commented on such a narrow, impersonal perspective in the medical sciences: “I remember being treated by an ophthalmologist and thinking after the visit: ‘He would have liked it much better if I could have sent him my eyeball all by itself. The rest of me, it seemed, was just getting in the way.’ Every illness, for all its generality, has an individual dimension. It occurs at a particular time of life under particular inner and outer conditions.”
It took a specialist* not trained in the eyes or vision to solve Linda’s puzzling case. His knowledge and experience of vital connections throughout the body allowed him to look beyond the eyeballs. He certainly had the ability to view Linda’s circumstance as an “individual dimension,” suspecting a unique physical strain that may have precipitated the sudden blindness.
Although Linda’s case wasn’t natural vision improvement as we discuss on this website, it nevertheless was a situation of restoring eyesight by natural means using a whole body approach. Whether natural improvement is gradual and ordinary, or rapid and extraordinary, it shows there’s much more to vision than meets the eye.
*Ironically, the specialist wears eyeglasses, unaware that he could improve his own vision naturally.
Charlton, Jonathan. “Case of the mystery blindness cracked; Chiropractor treatment restores sight.” Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Updated: November 19, 2015. https://thestarphoenix.com/health/diet-fitness/case-of-the-mystery-blindness-cracked-chiropractor-treatment-restores-sight
Holdrege, Craig. “The Heart: A Pulsing and Perceptive Center.” Chap. 1 in The Dynamic Heart and Circulation, edited by Craig Holdrege. Fair Oaks, CA: AWSNA Publications, 2002.
Doug is a retired civil engineer who improved his vision and wrote Restoring Your Eyesight: A Taoist Approach, a book about blending the Bates Method with the ancient principles of Taoism. He also contributes articles on vision improvement for New Dawn Magazine.