How To Take Eye Photos

For so many of us, trying to take good photos of our eyes is a frustrating experience. We’ve received many questions about how to do this, so here is a blog post on just that! Let’s first learn a few of the basics of iridology, and then go straight to the ‘how to’ before finishing with a video that will show you the steps.

Why Do We Take Eye Photos?

Iridology is practiced by Dr Morse, and many other natural health practitioners to see a representation of what is happening in the body. The pictures you provide your practitioner with must be as clear as possible so that, when comparing your photos with the iris charts, they can make an accurate analysis. You need to provide a photo of both the left and the right eye. If you can, try to have two people helping you take the photos. You can hold your eye open, one person can angle a penlight and the other can take the photo.

A Step by Step Guide

  1. Find a dark room, where the light coming from overhead, not from an angle like from a lamp, window or reflecting off a mirror. If you wear contact lenses, make sure you have taken them out for the photo.
  2. Ask one person to hold a pen light (it can be a phone flashlight) on an ANGLE. Do not point the light directly into the eye from the front or the side.
  3. Hold your eye open with two fingers, don’t let the eyelid droop over the iris. The full iris should be in view.
  4. Ask a second person to take the photo (with a phone or a camera) and turn the flash off. Make sure the camera is focused on the iris before you take the photo.
  5. Once you’ve taken the photo, zoom in to check that the you have good definition on the iris. It should look almost 3D.
  6. Take a photo on the other eye.

It’s important that you avoid any blur or glare in the photos as this will make the photos much harder to read.

Here is a video showing how to take the photos on a cellphone: