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If you are nearsighted and need glasses can you only pretend you're like everyone else?

Personality Traits of Nearsighted People

Nearsighted people, for example, lean forward to see. They are avid readers, and tend to hold a book very close to their eyes. There is a characteristic frown, a visual sign of the struggle to identify with anything or anyone outside of the self.

Nearsighted people prefer staying indoors to going out. They may suddenly move from an extroverted to introverted way of behaving. This is quite common between the ages of eleven and fifteen, corresponding to the onset of puberty. R.B. Kellum (Capitalism and the Eye. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Dissertation Information Service, 1997.) writes:

Myopia is a constricted behavior of consciousness. The person's thinking dominates. Feelings are protected. The brain corresponds by setting up fear directives. The individual develops a way of seeing that is fearful and protected. They lose some of their integrative capacity because of a dominating survival posturing. This is authored from the mind and written into the pages and hardware of the brain. Directives are issued to the musculature and nerve control of the eyes: protect; be cautious. New consciousness is cemented into the person's behavior.
If the eyes are indeed the “windows to the soul,” then there might be a deeper significance to the emergence of an eye problem like nearsightedness than one might think. In Conscious Seeing, Dr. Roberto Kaplan explains that how we see is the largest determining factor in what we see. When we look at our eyes beyond the diagnosis of a problem, we can come to understand that visual symptoms are valuable messages through which we can be more aware of our true nature. An insightful, practical, and holistic approach to eye care, Conscious Seeing gives you the tools to reprogram your consciousness and gain skills for modifying your perception.

Posted - August 20


  • 16032
    I smell something strongly resembling bovine excrement. I'm myopic, it's due to corneas that are slightly oblate. A physical issue rather than anything psychological.
      August 20, 2023 7:53 AM MDT

  • 6752
    No one is like everyone else. 
      August 21, 2023 8:40 PM MDT