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Bates Method 101: Palming

Below is an instructional video about Palming, a central practice of the Bates Method of natural eyesight improvement. Most people overwork their eyes and do not give them sufficient rest. I always recommend that people palm every day. Right when I wake up…


Look With Love: The Art of Receptive Eyesight

The phrase “Look With Love” sounds nice, but what does it mean? Maybe to understand what it means it will help to understand what it doesn’t mean. When not looking with love you look with fear, doubt, judgement, concern, worry, confusion, resistance, effort…


Swing Your Way to Clearer Vision

Do you remember how much fun you had playing on swing sets as a child? Think about how relaxing it is swing gently in a hammock or to sway back and forth in a rocking chair. These activities are not only fun and…


How Do You Relax Your Eyes?

Before finding out how to relax your eyes, let’s explore why you need to relax your eyes in the first place. What difference does it make if your eyes are tense or relaxed? Let’s do a little experiment. Clench your hands. Do you…


Be Aware of the Stare

Do you ever catch yourself staring throughout the day? Do you ever wonder why you are staring? Let’s take a moment to explore the phenomenon of staring. Staring is one of the most common poor vision habits. The eyes stop moving and lock…


Vision Myth #3

Vision Myth #3 – The shape of the eyeball cannot change and the lens is the eye’s only focusing mechanism. FALSE. The six muscles around each eye slightly change the focal length of the eyeball and work with the lens to focus on…


Vision and Posture

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Likewise we can ask which came first, poor vision or poor posture? Vision and posture are intricately linked. The eyes are extensions of the brain and therefore a part of our central nervous system. When light strikes the photoreceptor…


Vision Myth #2

Vision Myth #2:  Everyone begins to lose near vision at the age of 40. FALSE. Near vision can be maintained for life by actively using the eyes properly. It has become a widely accepted idea that once you hit the age of 40…


Mind and Vision: Retrain the Brain

Did you know that you do not see with your eyes? The eyes are simply organs that receive light. This light strikes the retina and sends impulses through the optic nerve to the visual cortex in the back of the brain, which interprets…


Vision Improvement All Day Every Day

A student once asked me, “Do I have to do the Bates Method for the rest of my life?”  At first I replied that he had a choice.  He can either use the Bates Method and maintain or improve his vision naturally for…