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 time" sounds extreme at first, we soon realize that Bates is talking about leading a relaxed, natural, enthusiastic, and enjoyable life that just happens to...
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. -gm
Concentration - Strain on the Mind, Bad for Vision
By William H. Bates, M.D.
THE dictionary defines concentration to...
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
By W H. Bates, M.D.
By palming is meant that the eyes are covered with the palms of one or both hands with the...
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 can discover more effective palming. - gm]
1. That palming improves the sight. When both eyes are closed and covered with one or...
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:
Palming is not helpful: 2%
Palming is somewhat helpful: 44%
Palming is very helpful: 35%
Palming relaxes me: 60%
Palming sharpens my vision, at least for a moment: 38%
I am unsure how to palm: 6%
I know how to palm: 65%
I can't find time to palm: 8%
I palm rarely or...