Before I heard of Christian Science I was treated for...

Before I heard of Christian Science I was treated for three years by one of the best oculists in New York State for astigmatism and a complication of diseases of the eyes. He gave me very little hope, and said I had only one chance of not becoming totally blind. My fear was dreadful; I thought surely I would be blind, as some of my ancestors had been. During the first year I sat most of the time in a darkened room, with a heavy bandage over my eyes. At the end of three years I had improved so that I could read with the use of glasses. I had four paris to be used for different things, and the doctor warned me never to go without them. After wearing them for eight years, I heard of Christian Science. I was interested, and purchased a copy of Science and Health. I read it through once, when one morning I forgot to put on my glasses. I did not miss them for about three hours, and after this I soon left them off entirely, but my fear was so great I did not dare to lay aside the glasses I used for reading or sewing. Soon after this I received class instruction. I commenced to work to overcome the remaining trouble, and one morning, after I had worked for some time without my glasses, all of a sudden I could see the words distinctly. Oh, the joy and gratitude I felt; how I praised God; and I was thankful also to Mrs. Eddy, through whom this glorious truth had been revealed.

In one week I had read "Rudimental Divine Science" through without glasses, and I have not had any use for them since. The Bible and Science and Health have ever since been my daily companions, and each day I ask that divine Love will lead and guide me in the way God would have me.—Helen E. F. Wagner, Fort Plains, N. Y.

December 23, 1905
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