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…

Essential Technique: Palming Survey Results

Essential Technique: Palming Survey Results

Palming Survey Results – 3/19/2008 Title of the online survey posted at this website over the last 3 weeks: PALMING – What are your experiences? Choose all that apply: Raw Results HOW HELPFUL? Palming is not helpful: 2% Palming is somewhat helpful: 44% Palming is very helpful: 35% BENEFITS Palming relaxes me: 60% Palming sharpens…