Iridology (pronounced “eye-ridology”) is an ancient, widely practiced, and increasingly applied art and science concerned with identifying, studying, and interpreting the varying pigmentation, fiber patterns, and tissue condition within the colored portion of the eye (known as the iris).

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The practice of Iridology is most commonly used today as a diagnostic assessment tool (to determine or monitor an individual’s physical and psychological strengths as well as areas of the bodymind that need attention). It is also increasingly being employed as a means of security – positively confirming individual identity (for various military, commercial, genealogical, and legal purposes).

No two irises are exactly the same – and the information (about a person) contained within (and revealed by) them is far more comprehensive, detailed, and useful than a person’s fingerprints, or any other single means of individual identification and assessment – with the possible exception of footprints (since experienced Lipin Apache trackers have claimed to be able to distinguish over 5,000 individual traits from a single footprint).