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Why You Should Examine Decisions About Eye Loss

I’ve had some people come to see me lately who leave me with a sense of sadness.

Their anxieties about their artificial eye have taken a huge toll on their self esteem.

Even though years have past, I can feel that they are still carrying a great burden, as if they had lost their eye recently.

What is even sadder is that these people have fantastic looking eyes. They are attractive looking people with a natural looking eye.

It is often very difficult to communicate with people when they are burdened. They are very protective of themselves.

I would like to suggest they see a counsellor or a psychologist. It would be great to see these folk freed from the anxiety they carry about their appearance.

I am reminded of a song I am learning to play on the ukulele. The song is called This Eye by Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians. The chorus goes:

This eye looks with love
This eye looks with judgement
Free me, take the sight out of this eye.

If you are left with only harsh judgement about yourself and how you look, you are indeed imprisoned.

Losing an eye is very difficult. Carrying angst for many years can be a far greater disability then living with an artificial eye.

If living with an artificial eye is the most important part of your life still, a year or two down the track, then maybe a couple of sessions with a psychologist may help.


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