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It is very common for people with myopia (nearsightedness) to have some correction for astigmatism in their prescription also.
Astigmatism: What is it?
Astigmatism is the unequal tension in one or more of the extra-ocular muscles of the eye that creates a temporary ‘warp’ or warble on the cornea (very front and clear part of the eye) which causes light rays to fall in multiple focal areas on the retina. Objects appear warped, haloed or are seen as double. Astigmatism fluctuates or changes quite often and is one of the first symptoms of visual distortion that vision coaching addresses.
With a vision improvement program and a reduced prescription, astigmatism is the very first thing we request that you Optometrist remove or reduce in your step-down or transition lenses, so that your eye muscles have some room to release the physical tension and the emotional or energetic patterns can be explored and released.
CranioSacral Therapy in conjunction with Vision Coaching aids in releasing these tension patterns and creating more balance with in the sphenoid bone - (butterfly shaped bone in the skull that houses the eye sockets).
VISION-EMOTIONAL PATTERNS OF ASTIGMATISM:
Compiled from 3 sources: Messages From the Body. by Michael J. Lincoln, Conscious Seeing Transforming Your Life Through Your Eyes by Roberto Kaplan O.D. and Greater Vision; A Comprehensive Guide to Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Clarity by Marc GrossmanO.D.
Roberto Kaplan O.D. Optometrist describes vision issues or symptoms as “Survival Perceptions”
EMOTIONAL ASPECTS OF ASTIGMATISM:
Onset (Original Vision Injury): Awkward life situations that are related to suppressed feelings and emotions. Receiving mixed messages. Somewhere the astigmatism sufferer has been fundamentally confused by the information s/he has received.
Boundaries: Often place other perceptions or expectations above their own. Distortion of their inner truth. If Astigmatism plays out more in one eye than another, Left Eye =Right Brain= Mother/Feminine Distortion. Right Eye = Left Brain = Masculine Influence/Distortion.
Feeling: Lack of confidence
Personality Adaptation: Denying ones needs or truth or distorting themselves to fit in.
Relevant Survival Perception Questions: