Palming for the Eyes: Relax and Sharpen Your Vision With This Simple Technique

So what is palming for the eyes? You’ve probably done it without thinking… placed your hands over your eyes when you were excited, frustrated, fatigued, or had other strong feelings. It turns out that “palming” is one of the most relaxing things you can do for your eyes, and relaxation is a cornerstone of improving…

Eye Doctor Cures Own Sight

This article from Dr. Bates’ Better Eyesight Magazines tells the story of a very farsighted ophthalmologist who fully regained clear eyesight after reading Dr. Bates’ book. He lived in Manhattan and was able to work personally with Dr. Bates as well.

How To Achieve Permanent Vision Improvement

This short article originally appeared in Dr. Bates’ Better Eyesight Magazine with the title “Permanent Improvement”. Many people have achieved reliable long-term eyesight improvement. However, many get substantial improvement but reach a plateau, and many get to “perfect” vision which comes and goes somewhat. This article is a simple reminder that our mind and vision…

Is it Really Possible to Improve your Eyesight Naturally?

Do you find it hard to believe you can improve your eyesight naturally? Most of us have been told that poor vision is due to poor genetics. Here is surprising evidence that glasses may not be so inevitable as we’ve been led to believe. People with Multiple Personalities Can Improve their Eyesight Spontaneously. Several studies…

Read Tiny Print To Relax Your Eyes

The article below combines two short entries by Dr. Bates from his Better Eyesight Magazines, originally titled “Fine Print a Benefit to the Eye” and “Facts Versus Theories”. I urge you to print out the PDF link below, and find out for yourself how powerfully relaxing it can be to look at tiny print. The…

Use of Imagination And Visualization To Cure Eyesight

Dr. Bates was in awe of the power of the imagination to cure eyesight conditions. He was doing this work in the early 20th century. Today’s results from “Visualization” closely parallel what Dr. Bates was discovering. If a person can visualize something clearly in their imagination they can jump-start the ability of the mind and…

Imagination Is A Doorway To Perfect Eyesight

You already knew the imagination is a powerful tool. Here Dr Bates presents ways to aim the imagination into improving your eyesight. This article is from the Journal of the Allied Medical Associations of America, October, 1921. Read at 10th Annual Meeting, Allied Medical Associations of America, held in Atlantic City, June, 1921. IMAGINATION AND…

Simply Move To See Better

Dr. Bates taught his patients the “swing” in various forms. The “long swing” and “short swing” are key techniques to help a person break the habit of staring and get their vision moving again. This article is about the “optical swing”, an essential natural expression that Dr. Bates found is always present in perfect vision.…

Restore Your Sight Through Movement

This short article by Dr. Bates stresses the importance of movement for vision. This movement, or “oppositional movement”, is a visual illusion. But it is quite real as an essential ingredient of the Bates Method and of perfect eyesight. In other places Dr. Bates refers to this movement as the small swing. – gm See…

More Imagination Eyesight Breakthroughs

This article is an excerpt from Perfect Sight without Glasses, by Dr. William H. Bates. It shows how creative use of the imagination and memory can give a person a pathway back to clear vision. – gm More Imagination Eyesight Breakthroughs by Dr. William H. Bates When one treats patients who are willing to believe…

Cataract Cures By Dr. Bates

Dr. William H. Bates was quite surprised to discover that his techniques to relax and reactivate the vision could also dissolve cataracts. This article from Dr. Bates’ Better Eyesight Magazine gives an overview of his unfolding discoveries about cataracts. It is interesting to consider emotional factors that could help create cataract conditions (Louise Hay suggests…

What We Believe Affects What We See

It seems that all humans have “blind spots” in their belief systems, ideas we cling to even when evidence to the contrary is right in front of us. (I have to smile at my own lapses as an engineer!) Within established institutions popular beliefs often keep us in even more of a trance. This article…