EarthBasic. Take care. Bless many.
The parts of our body we believe vulnerable, either because of weather or societal pressures and inclinations towards sin, we cover. Our eyes, set squarely at the center of our faces, pose a unique challenge as we seek to protect ourselves. Their prominent position makes them impossible to miss and then there is this mystery: to look into a person’s eyes is to engage the intangible and eternal realm of her soul. To keep safe we train our eyes to look away, ensnare them in the screens of our devices, cover them with shades or close our eyelids. What we do with our eyes most clearly betrays our feelings about self, others, things-and even God. Our eyes, a portal to the intangible and eternal, are also indicators of our overall physical wellbeing. Join us this month as we focus on eye health.
This week the call to action is to check your vision by getting a Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam. It is a painless multipart eye assessment, which is divided into a pre-dilation phase and post-dilation phase. The pre-dilation phase includes the following tests: visual acuity test, visual field test, eye muscle function test, pupil response test and tonometry test (eye pressure). Whereas, the post-dilation phase allows for a trained eye specialist to see the structures that make it possible for your eyes to make use of light for the purposes of seeing clearly your environment. (https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/healthy-vision/keep-your-eyes-healthy).
See a Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam in process in this video produced by the National Institute of Health, which reinforces the WHY behind the exam and helps to distinguish it from other vision tests you may have taken.
Need help finding an eye specialist? Check out these resources:
Happy temple building!
Take care. Bless many.
Be-Held Health Lead
Jeanette Bailey is a believer in Jesus Christ, who believes that health, wellness, healing and wholeness is obtainable with a Christ-centered and evidence based medically sound approach. Her life's mission is to help individuals, families and communities
Carolyn Sinclair McCalla is a daughter of God who believes that as we seek the truth of God's Word, and humble ourselves to live in agreement with it, that we will experience the transformation which allows us to enter wholistic wellness: spirit, soul and body. She is the Founder and President of EarthBasic and leads its Be-Held Community: a group of women seeking, living and being transformed by the truth of God’s Word together. She is excited about this addition to the Be-Held Community, which will provide loving, sustainable, Christ-centered and well researched resources to support women in cultivating a life of wholistic self-care: spirit, soul, and body, which will in turn equip them to bless the generations in their care.