Reviewing the text for translation into Spanish for the Online Waldorf Library (OWL) of a book with the EYE so prominent in the title (Developing the Observing Eye
, a Waldorf Publications book for parents and teachers) reminded me of the recent and dramatic increase in eye-afflictions in the young. From my first class of students to my second, the increase in eye disorders was remarkable. Ordinary eye exams indicated that most children had better-than-average eyesight. But something seemed still "off" in tracking, focusing, and, well, in seeing.