I have worn contacts for more than 20 years. (I'm 36.) About three years ago, I started having many issues with my contacts. It got to the point where I stopped wearing them and only wore my glasses for nearly a year and a half. I tried every sort of contacts available - even hard contacts, which were a nightmare. Nothing worked. And I had never had eye or contact problems before. The eye doctors said I had symptoms of dry eye, but not bona fide dry eye. I was put on different prescription drops, etc. Again, I still couldn't wear my contacts. For a year and half, they just couldn't figure out what was wrong or why no contacts would work. About a year ago, I was finally prescribed a type of contacts that didn't irritate my eyes and I stopped wearing my glasses every day. It was at about this same time that I read Sarno's book and my life changed completely. I started to gain control of my back, knee and shoulder pain. I started to gain control of my physical self again. And I started to understand all of the underlying emotional issues that were contributing to my pain. For the past year, I have had no eye issues. I have been wearing contacts with no problems. I have increased my phyiscal activity dramatically in terms of exercising again, and my pain issues have decreased by about 95%. Today, I went back to the eye doctor for the first time in a year for a regular checkup. The doctor told me that everything looked extremely health and fantastic and "whatever I was doing was working." She said she couldn't believe we had had so many issues in the past. I asked her why she thought I had all of those problems and she didn't really have an explanation. She said sometimes the body will just throw up an "anti-inflammatory" response. She said I could sit and analyze it all day and probably never figure it out. However, my theory is that my eye issues were just one more distraction my brain threw at me - along with the chronic pain in my knee, back and shoulder - to keep me from focusing on all of the other emotional areas in my life that were problematic. I really have no other explanation and I suspected it last year when I was in the throes of trying to figure out what was wrong. Now that I'm a year out from it all, how else could you explain the fact that I went from not being able to wear contacts to being able to wear them 14 hours a day with no issues? And I just happened to read Sarno's book at the same time... I just thought I would post this because I find the timing to be so spot-on with the fact that I read Sarno's book and started getting my life under control at the exact same time that my eyes stopped bothering me. I feel it's all intertwined. Maybe some of you have experienced a similar situation - or if you haven't and something like this happens to you, perhaps it's an offshoot of TMS??? I know this could just be me jumping to conclusions. But something tells me this is all somehow related.