How many times have you lied – once? Twice? A lie can best be defined simply: something that in no way represents the truth. For example, saying you weigh less than you actually do, falsifying your age, or not telling the full truth to someone all qualify as lies. These “white” lies might temporarily make us feel more comfortable and may soften the effects of someone we may hurt, but an unknown fact remains: lying causes damage to the eyes.
No matter how minor or major the lie you tell may be, studies have shown that lying can put unnecessary strain and pressure on the eyes. Because you first have to think of the lie before you tell it, the needed, extra focus causes eye strain, thus causing damage to the eyes.
Psychologists and other experts use what is called a retinoscope to determine whether what someone says is the truth or a lie. Retinoscopes have been proven to be more accurate than lie detectors, or polygraphs, because even if you do indeed lie, your eyes never do. The retinoscope measures refraction, the eyes’ capability of focusing on light. Telling a lie has been proven to show changes in how well the eyes see, as well as their reaction to light.
While it is said that some liars can be led to believe their own lies, the brain still knows the truth and how the lie was born. If you have found that you have taught yourself to believe your own lies, the brain has a funny way of decoding the actual truth, no matter what. Some of us may only hear what we want to hear, or twist the truth to fit and accommodate the lie in question. This process of hearing only what you want to hear will cause difficulties, and possibly potential arguments.
Unnecessary eye strain can cause lack of focus and lack of concentration. Any conversations you may have with others will likely not go too smoothly, as you will be unable to hear what they might be saying to you. You will also find yourself hard to argue, as you may not want to believe the truth, or you may not want to take in that which you consider to be negative.
If you have found that you are lacking in focus and concentration, then you need to take the necessary steps to repair this problem. You need to wind down and start to retool your brain to think normally again. While you are under this unnecessary eye strain, you are not able to be fully absorbed in the conversation, and the other person may feel as though they are talking to a wall. Once you wind down and relax a little bit, resume the conversation when you are able to give your undivided, honest attention.
The issues discussed in this article are fully detailed in the Bates Method for Improving Vision Naturally.