"Our Vision is to Care for Yours" (1)
Reading between the lines, so to speak, I would say that their vision is to control not only your vision, but your life. It is certainly not to care for your vision to be the best it can be naturally because Tesco Opticians specialise in selling eyeglasses, which as I will explain below, control vision and do not improve it. Control is the goal of the health care industry as a whole and Tesco is dipping into this more an more even though they are supposed to primarily be a food outlet.
In this article, I will focus on how our eyes are "cared for" by the health care industry and explain how this treatment is all about control. I will start out with a question. Have you ever wondered about the proficiency of the prescription and products from your optician? In particular, have you ever wondered whether the optometrist you visit who operates out of a facility that sells all kinds of eyeglasses and other corrective measures for eyesight has a vested interest in the result of your eye "test"? Opticians generally do not make money by giving eye tests or helping to improve eyesight naturally. This is obvious, especially when many outfits offer free eye tests which I took advantage of this year for my investigations. These companies mainly make money from selling eyeglasses, and the staff including the optometrist, need to cater to this bottom line. To give an idea of the scale of this industry, 225 million Americans use some sort of corrective lens. (2) The scale of the industry is no surprise when eyeglasses are encouraged for near-point (reading), to see in the distance, for driving, for using a computer, for watching TV, for DIY (honestly, it was on my last prescription), prescription sunglasses and transition lenses, bi-focals, varifocals, multifocals, and for the most unlucky, to wear from the moment of getting up to the moment of going to bed. For those who may be confused about opticians and optometrists, let us first consider who the person is who gives out prescriptions for corrective measures for eyesight.
Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and Opticians in the UK
An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specialises in the eyes and can carry out surgery on the eyes. One is not usually seen by an ophthalmologist for an eye test.
Optometrists (also called prescribers) are not doctors (except in the US, Canada and Ghana) but they are regulated professionals who provide eye tests, prescribe and dispense corrective lenses, detect certain eye abnormalities, and prescribe medications for certain eye diseases. They diagnose, treat, and manage vision changes (usually caused or at least aggravated by corrective products such as eyeglasses).
Opticians or dispensing opticians are trained to design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other devices to correct eyesight. They are of similar status to the pharmacist. Opticians use prescriptions supplied by ophthalmologists or optometrists, but do not test vision or write prescriptions. Opticians are not permitted to diagnose or treat eye diseases.
Trust the Professional
One goal of all the education and professional qualifications is to create trust for the practitioner by the patients, although this is also a system of control. The main system for health care in England is called the National Health Service Trust Foundation and is a good example of the need to create trust. If you work in a hospital, you are a Trust member or a Trust doctor. It's all about trust and belief, this is obvious. But why do so many people trust and believe in a system that destroys natural abilities and well-being? It is also a system that mutilates and tortures, which I know sounds drastic, sorry, but it is true. One example I will give is the treatment for cancer and I refer the reader to my article about the medical treatment for cancer, (3) but it is evident in all medical treatment to one degree or another. Back to eyes though.
The Market Dictates
There is a strong influence by mainstream industry for an optometrist to find a way to say that eyes are not as efficient as they could be so that one needs to start wearing glasses. In my case, I was started out with glasses as a teenager because I have a lazy eye, albeit, very slight. Over prescribing is reinforced by the market. Eye care professionals need to make money from their work and what does the market provide? Firstly, the market provides spectacles and other so-called aids to vision which mask natural vision, change it and hamper it. The market also provides laser surgery and other surgery such as permanent lens implants (interocular lenses) with or without removing the original lens and these are all becoming very routine (6 million implants a year according to Wiki). (4) By 2035, some say that people will be opting to have Cellular Neural Network Bionic Eyes surgically implanted. Naturally, these latter options destroy natural vision outright with no chance left to revert back to it.
Another side to the market issue is that everything in the world (correction, universe) is being valued for this market system. What does that mean? It means that a price tag is being determined and placed on everything whether it is inorganic or living. This value is based on what can be done with or to the item in question. to make money For example, the legal system supports this with patents. But it is part of the culture that is enveloping the world. If a thing does not hve a monetary value, it will be terminated, destroyed, and eliminated. This is the other side of the control coin.
How much is your eyesight worth? Is it worth a new pair of eyeglasses every year or so? Is it worth laser surgery? Or, is it priceless and only natural methods of treatment will do? Unlimited, infinite, perfect, priceless, invaluable -- these terms are becoming obsolete because of the militant regime that is taking over the planet. This regime is called the New World Order which stems from the New World. Insurance companies are playing a big role in valuing body parts. A going rate to insure one's eyes is $250,000 for both of them although some elebrities have insured their eyes for more. I guess if you want to sell your eyes, you need some sort of guideline! However, this business belittles the true value.
Dr WH Bates, (5) an eminent American ophthalmologist, wrote a book called Better Eyesight Without Glasses (6) in which he described his experimental, scientific, and clinical work that led to a method to improve eyesight naturally. This method came to be known as the Bates Method and I describe it a bit in my article called The Eyes Have It. (7) From his own account, he was not appreciated much by his peers. Wiki relates that he disappeared a couple of times. Not even his wife could find him the second time. What happened? It is said he had a mental disability. But it doesn't follow that they couldn't find Dr Bates just because he was mentally ill. This is what usually happens to those who stand against ______________ . I leave the reader to fill in the blank. First the person is professionally degraded, he or she may then "disappear" and then they are likely to be labelled "off their trolley" (slang for mentally deranged). Funnily enough, Dr Bates said that the reason people have trouble seeing is that they have mental problems, especially stress. After all, it is the mind that interprets the images that come from the eyes.
Dr Bates also discussed how we can control our thoughts and thereby control our vision, especially because our thoughts effect our circulation (e.g., lying). Might it not be the other way around as well? In other words, if our vision is controlled, our thoughts and mental abilities may thereby be effected.
Dr Bates also said that the eyes are always changing. So when an optometrist prescribes the parameters for the eyeglasses, it is fixing the eyes in one situation. As Dr Bates says, the eyes must accommodate with the prescribed errors of refraction in order to see. I proved how the eyes change by getting three prescriptions this year for free and all with different results as set out below. The optometrists all used a tape measure to determine the distance I would be using my reading glasses. They also had an easel-type gadget to show me the flexibility in this determination (of a few inches one way or the other). This is what I mean by parameters. The glasses don't work outside this field of artificial vision. I could have spent quite a bit of money keeping up with these prescriptions for reading glasses this year, never mind the ones for distance that I refuse to get.
Optometrists issue prescriptions "to correct" vision. Besides prescriptions being in a different language which I will attempt to translate below, prescription eyeglasses are not to assist vision, but to correct it. I would question whether anyone could actually know enough to effectively "correct" any bodily function, let alone eyesight. Enhance, yes. Aid, yes. Facilitate, yes. But not, correct. But at the end of the day, what they mean is control anyway.
The all seeing eye seems to want to be the only seeing eye. (8) See the eye on the American money. That's the eye! However, there are take-offs on this eye symbol all about if you care to look, such as the eye used to advertise the movie "Thrive" (9) And the London Eye which is now the Coca Cola London Eye! At any rate, it is not hard to see that the civilised world is becoming more uniform, e.g., burgers and chips. Instead of countless variations including possible visual lapses as found in every normal eye, eyeglasses override this perceived shortcoming and cause eyes to react the same, time and time again, and the variation of prescriptions is also limited. It just so happens that when everything is the same, it's much easier to control.
I remember a film (although I forgot the title) where eyeglasses were worn to "see" what was really going on. Well, I think it's the opposite. You can't see what's really going on with eyeglasses because the visual input is limited and controlled and this technology is moving in the direction of more complete control every day.
Prescription eyeglasses control eyesight by fixing accommodation through set lenses. Every time a person looks through these lenses, their eye muscles and connecting muscles must accommodate along the lines of the lenses. They are not free to do otherwise because the brain naturally wants to see and the eyes must comply through the lenses. This is control. Who controls the eyeglass prescriptions? The eye care professionals. Then ask, who controls the eye care professionals? The government. And who controls the government? ______________ . There's that blank again for you to fill in for yourself.
Personal Computer Interface (aka computers in your face)Eyeglasses with computer input have been forecasted to be the upcoming fashion and would advance the control programme by leaps and bounds. There are integrated display models already available for sale, from augmented-reality glasses to headsets that render movies and games. (10) What with the surgery on the rise, the computer screen will probably end up being surgically inserted. But even without computer screens in or on the eyes, one can already notice the visual control developing with television, computer, mobile (cell) phone screens, touch screens, and even cinema screens. Screens are everywhere - in banks, shops, on the London Eye, and the streets! People aren't looking at the world with their own two eyes anymore, but via a virtual reality on a screen that is controlled and often repeated over and over so that it sinks into the viewer's subconscious with instant replay programmed. They're very good at it with 3-D and even 4-D, whatever that is!
One of Dr Bates' patients put it well in a letter to him: "Things seem to me now to have more form, more reality, than when I wore glasses." (11)
Another observation I made recently is that much visual input in some built environments is controlled even for those trying to avoid glasses and computerised screens. I live in a city where there is little nature and the city was designed with cars and control in mind. It is called a New Town. I know of no place to go outdoors in this city where I cannot hear traffic noise, some of it quite bad because the city is surrounded and intertwined by motorways (highways) and busy roads, and motor vehicles are everywhere. And we all know how controlled traffic is. Everyone is tagged with a mobile phone and/or a computer. Meanwhile, people police each other and conform, comply and cooperate with the B'org programme quite readily and willingly for the most part. But I diverge. Let us leave these issues for another day.
Eye Examinations(are becoming more and more mechanical and computerised)
I always wondered and even asked about why eyes are "examined" in dim artificial light when obviously we can see better in good natural light. Dr Bates gave a clue in his book. He said it is necessary to use the testing instruments in dim artificial light and easier to use the retinascope (the instrument with light that they use to look into eyes). They use the retinascope to detect "errors of refraction" such as astigmatism (that they think need correcting). I now realise that it is also because most jobs .the built environment and our modern life-styles require us to see in artificial light.
Our eyes are best suited to natural light, but we are forced to use artificial light constantly. Although artificial light and optometry progressed about the same time around 1900, in fact, much of modern healthcare and lifestyle can be attributed to the Industrial Revolution since about 1760 and the influx of machines, We constantly use our eyes under artificial conditions, but expect them to function optimally anyway. This really is the foundation of the eyeglass industry.
The eye test is not in the patient's favour for seeing, but rather in favour of the opticians with their wares, albeit, it is not in their favour to work day in and day out in windowless boxes (but that's another story). Of course, opticians serve "society" and the artificial conditions of modern life and work. Opticians do put on a good show though with their computerised charts, sitting close to look into your eyes with lighted instruments and other gadgets to test the eyes.
I found it interesting that the three optometrists I visited this year in England did not wear glasses and did not hail from the UK. Meanwhile, most of the other staff were English and wore glasses.
The last two optometrists I visited also had an array of big machines to help them in their entertainment. The machines were in a separate windowless room from the one where the usual eye test was done. They all involved sitting in a chair and putting the chin and forehead on respective rests and looking into one machine at a time. There were four of them altogether which I will briefly describe for anyone who has not had the pleasure of experiencing them personally.
1. AutorefratorThe first machine I was told was to give a reading of my prescription. It is called an autorefractor. This did not make any sense to me as I thought that was what the optometrist was there for, but I complied. I looked at a computerised funny looking caricature face that went from clear to blurry a few times.
2. Non-Contact TonometerThe second machine looked similar to the first, but this one was to test the tension in the eyes which it is said is useful in detecting glaucoma. I looked into the non-contact tonometer at a pattern of small lights. It blew puffs into my eyes, one at a time. Three good readings were necessary for each eye.
3. Fundus/Retinal CameraThe third machine was to take a photograph of my retina, but I declined. The one optometrist with this machine was keen to use it even though I wasn't paying him at all. He asked me several times during my examination whether I wanted to have it done. He even said that I had a "white patch" on my left retina and that a photograph would be helpful to compare with another one next year to see if anything develops from it. He said it was probably benign, but then corrected himself and said congenital. Maybe he was referring to "basal laminar deposits which accumulate mainly in the macular areas, and eventually manifest as drusen. Drusen looks like specks of yellowish white material under the retina." (12) However, there is no (medical) treatment for this and taking a photo of it would be pointless since I would decline medical treatment anyway, no matter what it was or is. Personally, I think he may have been seeing things due to being cooped up too long in his windowless office.
4. Blind Spot Spotter MachineFinally, at the end of my visit there was a fourth machine in the machine room and I made up the name but think it's fitting. I was told that it tested for blind spots while I looked through lenses with my prescription (after the optician put it together), one eye at a time. Again I looked in a machine with my chin and forehead on respective rests. I was then required to press a button every time I saw a light flash in a "field". I think this one was to give the optometrist confidence that the prescription he gave me worked OK even though my vision seemed a bit blurry in the left eye! I still managed a perfect score.
For those unfamiliar with eyeglass prescriptions, here is some information about them.
Sphere indicates the amount of lens power which is measured in dioptres (a mathematical magnification equation which I leave to the reader to look up if interested) to correct short sightedness or farsightedness.
A plus sign means farsighted (hypermetropia or presbyopia in old age - when it is possible to see clearly in the distance but near-point vision is blurry and difficult), and
A minus sign means short sighted (myopia - when near objects are seen clearly but further objects appear blurry).
Tidbits of trivia from Wiki (13): Thomas Young discovered the disability of astigmatism. Funny that, I never considered that I had a disability and I have been diagnosed (if that is the right term) with astigmatism for decades although not consistently in one eye or the other. Anyway, George Biddell Airy designed glasses to correct this "problem" that included spherocylindrical lenses. An optometrist may use a keratometer for measuring the curvature of the anterior surface of the cornea to assess the extent and axis of astigmatism. This instrument was invented by the French ophthalmologist Samuel Hankins in 1880. Hooray for them!!! I'm sure many have made lots of money out of this system of control but I don't think it's helped anyone's eyesight in the long run.
One optician warned me not to buy eyeglasses "off the rack", i.e., non-prescription reading glasses because they do not "correct" astigmatism or cater to different eye strengths between the two eyes. Considering the difference in price between prescription eyeglasses and ones off the rack, one can easily see the benefit of adding astigmatism to the prescription to sell more expensive eyeglasses. In addition, I think the astigmatism is self-serving in that just as many medicines actually cause the problem they are sold to correct, such as anti-depressants (14) eyeglasses with "correction" for astigmatism, cause astigmatism. It is said that 1 in 3 people now have astigmatism (and the stats are that 1 in 3 people wear corrective lenses in the US and UK), (15) so this may be of interest. I will share a couple of my prescriptions below as an example.
Cylinder is the degree of astigmatism present and the axis reveals the orientation of the astigmatism. The number in the cylinder column may be preceded with a minus sign (for the correction of short sighted astigmatism) or a plus sign (for farsighted astigmatism). In other words, power is added or subtracted cylindrically in a meridian specified by the prescribed axis. If nothing appears in this column, either there is no astigmatism, or it is deemed so slight that it is inappropriate to correct it with eyeglass lenses. Cylinder power always follows sphere power in an eyeglass prescription.
Meanwhile, one may be short sighted but have farsighted astigmatism or visa versa as seems to be my case! But in any case, optometrists are known to have tendencies towards one way of prescribing over another, similar to medical doctors, which has nothing to do with the patient and which may account for some of the differences below.
To get the total power for the prescription, I was told by one optician to add or subtract all the numbers as indicated by the + or - sign. Another optician said to only add or subtract the Sphere and Near (for reading) numbers. I have followed the latter method in the calculations below. Meanwhile, the stronger the eyeglass prescription is, the more hooked the wearer will be until quite possibly a point of no return is reached, which in my case, is worrisome considering the 2015 prescriptions got consistently stronger even though my eyes tested the same for the last two. Finally, I take none of this to heart, because as one optician said, they can add or subtract whatever they want to balance the prescription for both eyes, whatever that means!
1996 Prescription:: R2.25/L1.25
Sphere Cylinder Axis Reading
Right +1.00 -1.00 135 +1.25
Left Plain +1.25
2009 Prescription: R3.75/L3.00
Sphere Cylinder Axis Reading
Right +1.50 +2.25
Left +0.75 -0.50 115 +2.25
2015 Prescription 1: R3.25/L3.00 with R6/15 (20/50) and L6/9 (20/35) vision
for corrected vision: of R6/12 (20/40) and 6/6+ (20/20+)
Sphere Cylinder Axis Reading
Right +0.75 +2.50
Left +0.75 -0.50 115 +2.25
for corrected vision of R6/9 (20/35) and L6/6 (20/20)
Sphere Cylinder Axis Reading
Right +1.50 -0.50 120 +2.25
Left +0.75 +2.25
2015 Prescription 3: R4.25/L3.25 with R6/18 (20/60) and L6/7.25 (20/25) visionfor corrected vision of R6/9 (20/35) and L6/5 (20/15)
Sphere Cylinder Axis Reading
Right +2.00 -0.50 125 +2.25
Left +1.00 -0.50 100 +2.25
To Accommodate or Not to Accommodate
Accommodation is the ability of the eye to change focus from far objects to near ones. This is another area where the eye care system gets it wrong. Take people who are getting on in age as an example.
The mainstream science claims that from the age of 40, the lens starts to harden and accommodation thereby decreases which leads to difficulty in near-point vision (presbyopia). And by the time a person is 60, this degeneration is presumably complete and eyeglasses are needed by anyone over this age without question. Of course, there are many people over 60 who can read perfectly well without glasses.
The first optometrist I visited this year said that my accommodation was "less than zero". He must have been trying to make a point (which I missed) because of course that is nonsense. He also laughed at me when I said I was trying to improve my eyesight naturally and said I couldn't do it. It used to be people wearing glasses who got laughed at, not those trying not to wear them! As I already mentioned, optometrists are in the business of supplying prescriptions for eyeglasses, but what about having an option for natural treatment. And what about i-decide? That's a charity in the UK for the deaf and blind that claims to empower deaf/blind people to have choices. Unfortunately, these choices that I or anyone else can decide between are within narrow parameters that have been decided by _____________ (can't think of who else it could be that has such control). There is usually no option for alternative treatment such as improving eyesight naturally.
The second optometrist said that my eyes did accommodate, but very little. I was thrilled to hear this though because even a little is certainly better than less than none! I did not ask the last optometrist I visited about my accommodation but she said that my eyes were healthy and my left eye was actually quite good even though she increased the power of my prescription (go figure).
Control Weakens Natural Eyesight
Wearing glasses weakens the eyes. This is not a secret. Convex, spherocylindrical and concave lenses mould the eyes in a rut and do the work for them. This is why one needs "to get used to" a new prescription. Eyeglasses cause the eyes to become lazy and hence weakened. This degeneration includes diminishing two essential qualities of perfect eyesight: sensitivity and flexibility (especially the central part of the retina called the fovea). This diminished sensitivity and flexibility of the eyes may be reflected in the personality of the eyeglass wearer by causing them to become insensitive and inflexible (great qualities for soldiers and politicians at least).
One optician I spoke with during my investigations talked about how muscles get weaker when one ages and that is why eyeglasses are needed and get stronger with age. I suppose there is some merit to this argument, especially for those over say, 90, but I think what is more relevant here is that if you don't use your muscles you lose them. It's a well known saying, use it or lose it.
As anyone who is familiar with my blogs knows, I am very suspicious about mainstream medicine and optometry falls in this category. I can imagine a time when humans are totally controlled and interfaced with computers (I've actually seen this to a great extent already in a couple of government offices) and what better way than through the eyes. After all, the eyes are the windows to the soul.
The Ultimate B'org Control Plan
The name of this blog incorporates the idea of the fictional Borg robotic race in the television series called Star Trek and this article shows that the B'org or ______________ (as you like), or Authority (as referred to by Dr Bates) are turning human beings into creatures similar to the Borg. Evidence of this comes from Dr Bates who made an observation about how suppression of the centre of sight may cause the retina to become approximately equal in every part which he also explained is how a camera (a machine) works. Prescription eyeglasses suppress the centre of sight and thereby cause the eyes to function like a machine. But, this is only one example of how our bodies and minds are being transformed.
Artificial limbs such as the common knee and hip replacements and not so common prosthetic limbs, plastic bits stuck all over the place such as in the heart, stomach and eyes (lenses), brains that operate like computers with binary logic fuelled by caffeine (16) and certain popular medications, and never mind the plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons are some examples of inorganic changes people opt for all too often in the civilised world. Notice I said opt. People are usually not forced into these things but rather they are nudged.
We compete with machines and make adjustments to our bodies and minds with machines as a reference. We are clearly being nudged (a political term for forcing in an underhanded manner) into computers too for work and even to live. There are many issues to consider with computers, but at the very least, they can be hard on the eyes and contribute to the eye strain that leads to getting eyeglasses. Now people are using small screens with their portable gadgets that increases the potential for this type of eye strain.
So what is the plan in relation to eyeglasses? Why are eye glasses being pushed on us? Is it just part of the move towards everything being artificial? The 'man-made is better than natural' mentality? The only conclusion I can draw is that it all boils down to maniacal efforts to control everything which is spurred on by money.
Get Them While They Are Young
It amazes me when I see a whole prominent section in an Optician's shop for children's eyeglasses and posters of popular children's movie characters in the windows such as the Minions (a commercial for children to wear eyeglasses?) and Harry Potter who provides a clear role model for children to follow about wearing glasses. The Obamacare for children is an example of how government is getting involved outright in this tragedy.
Every day I see more children wearing glasses outside walking about or playing. I have even seen toddlers wearing glasses. Next it will be babies in their prams! They already prescribe glasses to toddlers as young as three years old. This is especially worrisome because the eyes of children less than 7 years old are still in the development stage.
Control is a common symptom of what's wrong with our civilised world today. Machines, especially computers, are a big part of this malady. I cannot change anyone, but I did change to not wearing my prescription eyeglasses and continue to change my reliance on machines as much as possible. As set out in my article called The Eyes Have It, (17) I am hoping to improve my natural eyesight to be normal again. The B'org (_____________) may want to control yours, but resistance is fertile. (18) Although they are working on forcing people to wear glasses such as for driving, there is largely still a choice for each person to make on this issue. From my point view, the bottom line is that the control system is imposing a virtual reality over true reality and eyeglasses are a tool/stepping stone in this effort. Whether one decides to take part in this synthetic evolution, is entirely a matter for each person to decide.
Let's Get It In PerspectivePerception is an interesting topic too which I also read about this year. I don't trust what I can't see with my own two eyes, and even seeing with my own two eyes, I have to think about it. I hope this article helps others to think about it too. Take back your power and develop it. (19) To begin with, instead of adding power to your eyeglasses, add some to your eyes. It really isn't that hard to do. I would again recommend my article called The Eyes Have It (20) on how to improve eyesight naturally.
(1) Also, in a slightly more round about way, the slogan for Kokopelli Eye Care in Arizona, USA “Our Vision is to Care About Yours” http://www.kokopellieyecare.com/index.html
(2) Corrective Lens Use Statistics: http://www.statisticbrain.com/corrective-lenses-statistics/
(3) Medical Treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: http://simplefoodremedies.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/medical-treatment-for-non-hodgkins.html
(4) Wiki, interocular lens: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intraocular_lens
(5) Information about Dr WH Bates on Visions of Joy: http://www.visionsofjoy.org/AboutBates.htm and Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Bates_(physician)
(6) Bates' book, Better Eyesight without Glasses in pdf, original 1920 version available to download free: http://www.visionsofjoy.org/pdfs/BatesPerfectSightWG.pdf
(7) The Eyes Have It on my Simple Food Remedies Blog.
(8) The all seeing eye (the all seeing eye of God or the Eye of Providence) information on Wiki plus photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_Providence
(9) A B’org Invitation to Thrive: http://borgfoodchain.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/a-borg-invitation-to-thrive.html (link is to my review of the movie)
(10) Augmented Reality Glasses, What you can buy now or soon, by David Murphy: www.tomsguide.com/us/best-ar-glasses.review-2804.html and http://www.techradar.com/news/portable-devices/other-devices/8-best-augmented-reality-headsets-in-the-world-1145631
(11) Better Eyesight without Glasses by Dr WH Bates, original 1920 version, page 293, A Teacher's Experiences, http://www.visionsofjoy.org/pdfs/BatesPerfectSightWG.pdf
(12) Ageing changes in the eye, by S M Salvi, S Akhtar, and Z Currie: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2585730/
(13) Wiki on Astigmatism, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astigmatism
(14) E.g., the depressive state may be agravated by the anti-depressant called Citalopram, see, Citalopram, Alternative Information, Simple Food Remedies blog: http://simplefoodremedies.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/citalopram-alternative-information.html
(15) Could glasses soon be history? By Tom GeogheganBBC News Magazine: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11285011 and Corrective Lens Use Statistics: http://www.statisticbrain.com/corrective-lenses-statistics/
(16) Caffeine Allergy, Simple Food Remedies blog: http://simplefoodremedies.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/caffeine-allergy.html
(17) The Eyes Have It, Simple Food Remedies blog.
(18) Food Sovereignty Prevails: http://borgfoodchain.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/food-sovereignty-prevails.html
(19) As stated in my article, The Borg's Prayer, B'org Food Chain blog: http://borgfoodchain.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/the-borgs-prayer.html
(20) The Eyes Have It, Simple Food Remedies blog.Bottom of Form