I will never forget the day I walked into the opticians with high hopes that I would be given a pair of glasses that would somehow ‘cure’ me.
My hopes were shattered when the optometrist – a tall bearded man wearing thick glasses, looked at me and told me I would have to wear glasses for the rest of my life.
Life improved at first when contact lenses came along. But being forgetful as I am, I would too often leave my contacts on and fall asleep. The irritation in my eyes the next morning would be unbearable.
It wasn’t long before I got fed up of constantly having dry and itchy eyes, so in the end I decided I was better off wearing glasses.
Back in 1999, a friend and I went on a trip to Cairo, Egypt. That’s where I met and fell in love with my wife, Diane.
I met Diane through a friend at the hotel we were staying in. Diane and I arranged to meet for lunch at a boat by the Nile.
A word of advice – don’t ever try to avoid a car in Egypt. The roads in downtown Cairo are crazy. The cars will swerve and avoid YOU.
When I tried to avoid a car by running sideways, it hit me. My glasses went flying and I lost them.
It didn’t help that I was alone and I didn’t speak much Arabic. Thankfully I was unhurt, or at least I hadn’t broken any bones. And I managed to find a helpful Egyptian man to walk me to the nearest optician’s.
Unfortunately the optometrist didn’t speak much English. But he was very helpful. He examined my eyes and gave me a prescription for a new pair of glasses. He explained to me in Arabic that I would have to go to another optician’s to pick up my spectacles. I suppose he didn’t stock the thick lenses I needed at his small practice.
I had no idea how I was going to make it to the other optician’s, because my eyesight was so poor without my glasses.
My eyesight improved to the point where I could just about make my way around without any help and without wearing glasses.
As soon as I came back home to the United States, I got straight on my P.C. and started learning everything I could on how to improve eyesight naturally.
Before my experience in Egypt I hadn’t even thought it was possible to improve your eyesight without using glasses or having laser eye surgery.
So I went out there and learned everything I could. I managed to find several books on improving eyesight naturally and I devoured them. I spent… Read more…