I can’t believe it is 2020. Welcoming a new year can be a great time to look ahead toward a bright future. But looking ahead may not be enough to ensure we see clearly.
For a long time, people have used the term 20/20 vision to describe perfect eyesight. The ability to see clearly. But when it comes to eyesight the term vision is incorrectly used. When describing eyesight we should say we have 20/20 Visual Acuity.
We can be successful with less than perfect Visual Acuity. There many ways to correct Visual Acuity. Glasses, contact lenses, a variety of surgical procedures, and other types of visual aids.
Vision, on the other hand, can be defined as: “the act or power of anticipating that which will or may come”. Yet there is only one way to improve our vision. By opening our minds to new ideas and new possibilities.
Despite medical advances, clear vision is something that seems to be lacking in modern society. It seems that people are more interested in looking back. When we close our minds to new ideas and end up thinking “That is the way is supposed to be.” Or “We tried it before, it didn’t work.”. We begin to lose our vision. Instead, we choose to see things as we wish them to be rather than the possibility of what can be.
While a New Year may not do anything to help our 20/20 Visual Acuity. For the New Year, we should pledge to open our minds, open our hearts and make 2020 the year of clear vision.