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Change Your Sight, Become Happier

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This article from Dr. Bates' Better Eyesight Magazine includes observations by an unnamed 40-year-old school teacher, as she quickly improved her eyesight. As she let go of the visual strain, she happily notes that she became "more direct, more definite, less diffused, less vague... better centered". Her words are from almost 90 years ago, but you will probably resonate with her descriptions of both glasses, and freedom from them. -gm

A TEACHER'S EXPERIENCES
by Dr. William H Bates

A teacher...

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Relax Your Eyes and Tease Your Mind with the Bates Method

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Allow Dr. Bates nourish and relax your eyes with The Bates Method resulting in an "ahah" of better vision. Notice how Bates demonstrates what works (rest, relaxation, palming, swinging, shifting, memory, imagination) and what does not work (effort, staring) to cleverly bring your mind around. His creative approach is very inspiring.  This article appeared in Dr. Bates' Better Eyesight Magazines and was originally titled "The First Visit". (N7otes in parentheses are by Greg Marsh)

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Sudden Restoration Of Eyesight

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I found an amazing story while looking in old articles from the New York Times. It's from March 25, 1894, but it could just as easily happen today.

MAN IS BLINDED BY ELECTRICAL FLASH

"James Caulfield, who was stricken blind by a flash from the Brooklyn trolley wire Thursday afternoon, has recovered his sight. The manner in which he regained his eyesight is almost as extraordinary as the way in which he lost it."

As he left his workplace Mr. Caulfield looked up to see a tremendous spark, as a...

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Play More, See Better

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Photo from Oct 3-4 Workshop in Chicago

A few years back I was playing with my young nephew and decided to play as much as I possibly could at his level. We were playing tag with a large inflated ball. I swooped him up in kind of bear hug with the ball in his arms and ran all around the back yard with him dangling in front of me.

I just did whatever made him laugh the most, which of course was lots of movement in every direction. The ball was always right in front of us and our game was to...

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Distinct Vision Resolves Digestion, Headache, Back Problems

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This eye-ear-nose-throat doctor got remarkable relief from several debilitating stress related conditions, including digestive problems, headache, and severe back pain. Dr. Stuart's article below appeared in Dr. Bates' Better Eyesight Magazine titled as "Experiences with Central Fixation". He found the Bates concept and techniques for "central fixation" to be particularly calming and helpful. (Today most Natural Vision Teachers refer to central fixation as "centralizing". Whatever the name,...

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Make Your Eyesight Improvement Permanent Rather Than Temporary

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PERMANENT EYESIGHT IMPROVEMENT -- HOW TO GET IT WITH THIS META-TECHNIQUE

It is fairly easy to see more clearly with constant practice of the Bates Method techniques, but how do we win back the natural ease of seeing clearly permanently?

Logically it is easy to achieve long-lasting clear eyesight: simply retrain the body and mind back to their natural state of relaxation and ease. However, the habits of poor vision may be deeply rooted requiring some very creative attention. (Not a lot of...

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Jump Out Of Your Glasses

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Jump out of your glasses! The article below does not specifically mention eyesight improvement or the Bates Method, but it does convey many reasons why vision responds to rebounding. From his list of "30 Healthful Advantages of Regular Rebounding" in Table A, at least ten of them would clearly help the vitality of the eyes and the brain that sees with them.

If you wear strong glasses, vision improvement can be elusive because your long-held habits of strain and staring are quite well hidden...

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How to Succeed with the Bates Method to Improve Your Eyesight

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[youtube]https://youtu.be/Xc7hoYioic0   This webinar by Greg Marsh will start you toward successful eyesight improvement using the powerful Bates Method tools of relaxation, imagination, and awareness. You will learn key techniques, and how and why they work for reading glasses, nearsightedness, and many other conditions including cataract and glaucoma. The webinar is a video presentation and includes live questions. Learn where Dr. William H Bates was coming from, why his techniques are...

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Relax Your Eyes In 60 Seconds With This Breathing Technique

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Dr. William H. Bates was very much a holistic doctor, perpetually interested in the effects of posture, breathing, diet, and even sleeping position, upon eyesight. This short lead article appeared in his Better Eyesight Magazine. Try this breathing technique for 1, 2, or 3 minutes. You'll be amazed at the relaxation and sense of ease in your eyes and your entire being. -gm

Relax Your Eyes in 60 Seconds
with this Breathing Technique
by William H. Bates, M.D. (Original title was "Breathing")

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A Skeptic Dives In

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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)
2. The riddle of how best to apply oneself to these principles
3. The surprise of realizing you have been operating clearly without your glasses
4. How...

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