What is an Iridologist?

Iridology is the diagnostic method that examines the patterns and changes in the iris of the eye that may suggest a health issue or disease. Iridology, or iris analysis or iris diagnoses, is a method of alternative medicine that is used to analyze a persons health status by examining the colors, components of the iris, pupil and sclera of the human eye.

When people notice an attractive person, the first thing they may notice is the other persons eyes, often referred to the windows of the soul. When you look into someones eyes you can often tell how the person is feeling, if they are lying, angry, ill or in love. When people are tired or not feeling well, their eyes will lack the usual sparkle or appear dull. Not only are the eyes the windows of the soul, they are also the map to our bodies.

Although some people believe their eye color never changes through out their lives, there are noticeable changes as we grow older or our health changes. These changes can appear as marks or clouds in the iris, the pupils, or sclera of your eyes.

Iridologists can assess an individuals physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health by iris analysis and be able to guide them and show them what measures need to be taken to improve their health.


In the early 1800’s Dr. Ignatz von Pezcely of Hungary, also known as the father of Iridology, developed the first map of the iris. It has been recorded that when he was a child he had found an owl with a broken leg and when he looked into the eyes of the owl, he noticed there was a black line in one eye. When the leg healed, the black line was replaced with a white mark in the same eye.

This very incident started a life long involvement to the study of Iridology. Over the years Iridology has been studied by health professionals, doctors and scientists throughout the world and is even taught in countries like America, Russia, Germany, and Australia.

Modern Trends

Several medical doctors, natural therapists, and healer have also opted for a career in Iridology as the demand has been steadily increasing throughout the world. Many patients are progressively searching for alternative methods to treat their health problems as modern day medicines have reached its limitations.

Most diagnostic techniques like x-rays and blood tests that can be painful can be invasive and may carry with them a degree of risk. In Iridology, the exam is completely safe, painless, and non-invasive and a totally reliable way of acquiring the information needed about an individuals health status. Over the past few years, Iridology and natural medicine have shown an outstanding growth as a career choice all over the world.

There is fantastic potential when Iridology is used in combination with other natural healing techniques such as Homeopathy, Nutrition, Vitamin and Mineral Therapy, and Herbal Medicine thus providing effective relief to the growing number to health problems.

Iridology Charts

Iridologists conduct their analysis by using charts, which can vary up to at least 20 different charts, where the iris is mapped to specific organs and other parts of the body. Some Iridologists may develop their own charts, whereas some charts are more widely used than others, but many Iridologists become familiar with several charts.

These preferential differences all depend on the individual practitioner, and their techniques. The specifics may be different on each chart; they all share a generalized pattern. The charts are designed to divide the iris into several zones in accordance with the different parts of the body.

The right eye is mapped to the right side of the body and the left eye to the left side. The top of each eye corresponds to the upper body (for example, the face, neck, brain, heart and chest). The center of the eyes corresponds to the digestive organs and stomach.

The bottom of the eyes corresponds to the lower half of the body such as the legs. All paired organs, such as kidneys, lungs, etc. are all mapped to both irises along with other organs that stand for other concentric circular zones that are moving to the outer edge of the iris.