A Skeptic Dives In

The author of this article was a daughter of a doctor, partly deaf, and a delightful and witty writer. It was published in Dr. Bates’ Better Eyesight Magazine as New Eyes for Old. This wonderful article includes her discoveries and thoughts about the following: 1. “Seeing black while palming” (later de-emphasized but well worth investigating)…

How To Drop Mental Strain

The more you delve into Natural Vision Improvement, the more you will appreciate the central problem of mental strain. It disrupts our happiness as well as our eyesight. The following article sheds more light on the tight relationship of vision with our state of mind. This article originally appeared in Dr. Bates’ Better Eyesight Magazines…

Best Yet EFT “Tapping” Video

Best Yet EFT “Tapping” Video

If you feel doubtful or skeptical about EFT “Tapping”, this video by one of the world’s leading natural health care doctors will give you a fresh perspective. I use EFT whenever feasible with clients to help dissolve emotional blocks to seeing clearly. Then the Bates Method techniques can be more immediately effective. Dr. Joseph Mercola…

Bates Method Overview

Imagine going through your day seeing clearly without glasses or surgery. Many thousands of people have reduced their prescription or stopped wearing glasses altogether using natural methods. Nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism, reading glasses, and other conditions can be helped. Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, was going blind and reading Braille when he met a…

What I Realized At The Vision Conference Last Weekend

What I Realized At The Vision Conference Last Weekend

Wow, it’s been 13 years! The last Association of Vision Educators (AVE) conference was held in 2002. Finally. We had a wonderful gathering last weekend in L.A., May 1-3. Natural Vision Improvement folks from all over the US and several other countries got together for three days. Many thanks to Esther van der Werf (VisionsOfJoy.org)…

Extreme Nearsightedness Reversed

Very Inspiring! This article was published in Dr. Bates’ Better Eyesight Magazine. The writer was as grateful for his new sense of vitality and mental clarityas he was thrilled to regain clear vision. –gm PROGRESSIVE MYOPIA RELIEVED By E. E. Agranove Original Editor’s Note.—The writer of this article, a young man of twenty, was wearing,…

Be Comfortable, See Better

The point of this article will be a surprise to most people, that a person with excellent vision is fully “comfortable” throughout their body. Can you become fully comfortable, especially through your neck, shoulders, and back? This article originally appeared in Dr. Bates’ Better Eyesight Magazine with the title, “Be Comfortable”. BE COMFORTABLE, SEE BETTER…

A Breakthrough From Not-Knowing

A Breakthrough From Not-Knowing

We had some wonderful breakthroughs at our recent Vision Coach Training in LA. One person dissolved a two-year hell with “Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicrania”, which in her case meant awful pain behind one eye that wouldn’t go away. In such a case, a specialist might properly suggest massage, exercise, meditation, diet, supplements, or (according to Wikipedia)…

The Truth About Fatigue

This article by Dr. Bates comes from the Better Eyesight Magazines. It gives many hints about how to erase fatigue by using the body, mind, and breath correctly. Of course these same measures will help the sight. –gm THE TRUTH ABOUT FATIGUE By W. H. Bates, M.D. This is a true explanation of fatigue. The…

How To Remove Tension From The Eyes And Elsewhere

Notes: This article from Dr. Bates’ Better Eyesight Magazine was originally titled “Tension”*. Note Dr. Bates’ interest and excitement about F.M. Alexander’s approach to finding elusive tension and then releasing it, with sometime stunning improvements in digestion or other health issues. Several years after Dr. Bates’ death, Aldous Huxley revisited this connection between F.M. Alexander’s…

Holidays: A Concentrated Time To Heal Emotions And Eyesight

Holidays: A Concentrated Time To Heal Emotions And Eyesight

Greetings! As we move through the holidays I feel sad about how much our family has shrunk in the past two years. Both my youngest sister and mother have passed on. This time of year seems to magnify feelings of every sort! We should be kind to ourselves over the holidays. It’s a time to…

True Relaxation – What Is It?

Relaxation First published by William B. MacCracken, M. D. as a chapter in “Normal Sight Without Glasses” We often hear the word Relaxation. With most it is little more than a joke. To the thoughtful, it is something they are trying to learn about. They have realized that it is of vital importance. They know…