In simple terms, nearsightedness or myopia is a condition of the eye where the light that enters does not focus directly on the retina, but in front of it. This causes the image that one sees when looking at a distant object to be out of focus, while when looking at a nearby object, the image is in focus.
What Causes Nearsightedness?
There are two causes of this kind of myopia:
- Excessive Close-Work
- Emotional Discomfort
Both these factors contribute to nearsightedness and when combined, can cause greater myopia. Close-work causes the eyes to accommodate for that work. This increases the ability to see close objects better, but blurs the image of distant objects. What we lose in distance vision we gain in the near field of vision.
Why Nearsightedness is so Widespread Today?
Myopia is so common now because Mother Nature did not care about the future when she set the evolution of our eyes in motion. Our eyes were designed and evolved only to guarantee our survival in our ancestral environment. That is the primary reason why nearsightedness is so widespread today.
Our modern environment and our lifestyle are transforming at an extraordinarily rapid rate, while the evolution of our eyes is very slow by comparison. Thus, our eyes cannot adapt to the rapid changes in our modern lifestyle. They evolve slowly because nature is “lazy”. That discrepancy between slow biological evolution and the revolution in our lifestyle is the cause of widespread nearsightedness.
How to Cure Nearsightedness Naturally?
The best way to get rid of nearsightedness is to try to use your eyes in the way for which they evolved. The current stage of evolution of our eyes is still the same as that of our ancestors who used to live in the forests. Thus, we have to use our eyes in the same way our ancestors used them in order to survive. Undoubtedly, Mother Nature will cause our eyes to evolve further so that, ultimately, they will adapt to our new lifestyle. However, because she is lazy, it will require too much time, possibly thousands of years. Thus, the solution is to follow the way of Mother Nature.