Classical authors attempted to offer explanations for the evil eye
As part of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute’s mission is to “conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.”
Ilan Cohen is one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the nation
Yesterday was the second time I have seen this really rather remarkable adaptation in clinic. Before I explain I want you to humour me and feel this in your own body. Stand up (away from obstacles, traffic and small children) and close one eye. Now fixing your focus on something in the distance (preferably a mirror), walk towards it and experience how your walking gait changes. If you are not sure try it with both eyes open then repeat again with one eye closed. Apart from getting funny looks from all those around you might feel and see a few subtle yet profound differences. Notice if your stride length changes? Does the rotation through your thorax alter? Which side does your neck prefer to side bend and rotate? You can check in with every joint in the body in all 3 planes of motion and just notice what you notice.
While a sore shoulder can seriously hinder our training in the gym, having only one eye and only being able to walk in circles would stop us even getting as far as the gym. Glass half full or glass half empty? Survival instinct at its best.