What is Iridology? Iridology is the study of the iris, or colored part, of the eye. This structure has detailed fibers and pigmentation that reflects information about our physical and psychological makeup. It identifies inherited dispositions (how our body reacts to our environment and what symptoms to expect), and future challenges (where we are likely to have more problems as we age). It also helps identify inherited emotional patterns, which can create or maintain physical symptoms, as well as identify lessons or challenges and gifts or talents available to us.
In general, prevention is the object of an Iridology reading.
Iridologists want to warn the patient about tendencies and weaknesses so the patient can fend off illness and disease before it begins. Others view it as an indicator, like a blood pressure cuff or a thermometer. In fact, Iridologists claim that defects in the iris will show up long before changes in traditional lab values. However, treatment is not the main goal; rather, prevention is.