What The Bates Method Entails

Improve Your Sight Naturally by Greg Marsh, Certified Natural Vision Teacher Article from Health Central News, 11/1/05 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. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and other conditions have been helped. Aldous Huxley,…

Improve Your Eyesight Naturally with the Bates Method – Live Q&A

A video webinar from Sept 2014 includes live questions and discussion about extreme nearsightedness, strabismus, Dr. Bates’ ideas about eye diseases, cataracts, glaucoma, reading glasses, astigmatism, etc. An informal and inspiring webinar.

Can You Improve Your Sight?

Is Eyesight Really Off Limits for Healing? By Greg Marsh, CNVT Originally published in Halcyon Connection, Dec 2004 “Broken bones heal. Burns and cuts heal. Stomach aches get better. Are we to believe that eyesight, the most important sense perception we have, and one that has evolved over millions of years, is the only part…

Breaking Medical Models

“Medically Impossible” Vision Improvement Observed by Respected Scientists By Greg Marsh, CNVT This article originally appeared on mercola.com This story was amazing for two reasons. First, it reported vision improvement at middle age that was considered impossible by medical science. And second, it was refreshing to hear a great scientist rethink some of the observations…

Stunning Improvements In Vision With Simple Postural Changes

Dr. Bates was on the constant lookout for simple and natural ways to improve the sight, and he often made suggestions about matters such as diet, posture, breathing, and spending time outdoors. This article from the Better Eyesight Magazines shows his admiration for the Greek ideal of balanced posture and movement. Examples show the benefit…

A Child’s Quick Success With Natural Vision Improvement

An inspiring story about a 10 year old girl showing the importance of faith, enthusiasm, imagination, and joy. Dr. Bates particularly emphasizes the power of imagination with centralization, imagining that one tiny part of an object is more clear. She “got it” about natural vision principles in an remarkably short time, and it completely stunningly…

Holiday Fairies Steal Glasses!

George Guild wrote several stories for Dr. Bates’ Better Eyesight Magazines. Each of his stories helps a person get away from stressed and linear thinking. Without any explanation, his stories conveyed visual relaxation and joy in moving and seeing, that is so essential to our clear eyesight. This delightful story has a holiday theme. The…

Another Look Into Relaxation

Read this article for clues about the wonderful riddle of how to relax the mind and the vision. The author discovered on her own that speech problems were often related to vision problems. After she read Dr. Bates’ book she was able to stop using bifocals herself, and made exciting new progress as a speech…

How To Practice To Improve Your Sight

One of the perpetual questions to Dr. Bates was, “How much should I practice?” He answered this and similar questions many times in his “Better Eyesight” magazine issues. Here are two of his responses. They originally titled “Practicing” (Oct 1922) and “Time for Practice” (Jan 1928). Although his answer that we should practice “all the…

Concentration – Strain On The Mind, Bad For Vision

This article from Dr. William H. Bates’ Better Eyesight Magazines was originally titled “Concentration”. It includes two wonderful examples of Dr. Bates’ patients suddenly “getting it”, that concentration with an immobilized stare makes the vision and everything else function more poorly. This kind of breakthrough in understanding is a great help to improving the eyesight.…

Simple Ways To Get More From Palming

The article below from Dr. Bates’ Better Eyesight Magazines gives refreshing examples of using imagery with palming. This articles shows Dr. Bates’ boundless interest and creativity in finding what works for each of his patients. I’ve added comments in brackets to help tie his comments to common approaches by modern-day Natural Vision Teachers. –gm PALMING…

Palming Requires Letting Go

Explore these five points and enrich your understanding of palming. This short article by Dr. Bates is taken from the Better Eyesight Magazines. [My comments in brackets provide some additional perspective. – gm] Original name of article: Demonstrate: Palming [Dr. Bates is suggesting that we demonstrate the following experiences of palming to ourselves, so we…