Causes and Cures

Dr. Bates uses a retinoscope to examine how mental strain creates refractive error and how relaxation creates clarity.

Dr. Bates discovered the underlying root cause for most functional vision problems, including Myopia (nearsightedness), Hyperopia (farsightedness), Presbyopia (“old-age sight”), Amblyopia (“lazy eye”), Astigmatism, Cataract, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and more.

The stem of all these imbalances is strain. Strain and tension appears in many forms: mental, physical and emotional. Any form of strain decreases the vision.

Not only did Dr. Bates discover the cause of most functional vision problems, but he also established a simple yet powerful cure: relaxation. Like it’s counterpart, relaxation may assume mental, physical or emotional forms. Any form of relaxation increases the vision.

Integral Eyesight Improvement teaches several relaxation techniques in addition to various vision training techniques that teach the eyes to work together, to equalize eye strength, to refocus at different distances, to read fine print near and far… and all while maintaining dynamic relaxation.