Sight Restored through Christian Science

When a child my eyes became so bad I had to be in a darkened room most of the time for a year. Several physicians attended me during that time, leaving my left eye so I could not see anything. I went to a specialist, who said I would never see out of that eye, and the other in time would be the same. There appeared to be something over the pupil.

When I first accepted Christian Science, one who had known me all my life, said to me, "Do get glasses; your sight is getting so bad you can hardly see at all." My reply was, "I shall never wear glasses. When I have read that book [pointing to "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"] long enough and get understanding through that and the Bible, my sight will come to me perfectly again." I never thought of having treatment for this trouble, as it seemed to me such a real thing.

When I had read about a year, I was reading at night, and it so surprised my family that they said, "You are not reading, only repeating from memory." Another book was handed me; I read it; closing my right eye I read as well with the left as the right. How long I had been seeing in this way I do not know, having never given thought to my eyes from the time I made the statement that I would never wear glasses. That was five years ago, and I see better as time goes on, for which I am very thankful. Many other troubles have been met by the understanding received through Christian Science.—Ida Rogero, Jacksonville, Fla.

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