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Episode 017: Alternative Myopia Research and Proven Natural Treatment by Doug Marsh
In this episode of The Naked Eye Podcast, Nathan reads Doug Marsh’s enlightening 5-part article titled “Alternative Myopia Research and Proven Natural Treatment” including:
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Problems with the Excess Near Work Theory
Part 3: Problems with the Hereditary Theory
Part 4: A Radical Mind-Body Theory for The Cause of Myopia
Part 5: A Successful and Empowering Solution to Control Myopia
This 5-part article was a follow up to Doug’s previous 4-part article titled Orthodox Myopia Research: Blind Alleys and No Cure and a precursor to his article Optometrist Cures Her Own Myopia.
Doug Marsh is a retired civil engineer who improved his vision and wrote Restoring Your Eyesight: A Taoist Approach, a book about blending the Bates Method with the ancient principles of Taoism. He also wrote a 2-part article called “The Tao of Colors” Part 1 & Part 2.
Visit for more articles, ebooks, and discussion forums about natural vision improvement. There you will also find an inspiring collection of case histories and Bates Method Success Stories.
Click Here to watch Nathan’s Bates Method 101 video teaching you the practice of Palming so you can palm your eyes while you listen to this episode!

Episode 016: Massage Therapy, Children’s Vision, and Juggling with Marybetts Sinclair
In this episode of the Naked Eye Podcast, Nathan interviews Marybetts Sinclair, who is a massage therapist and natural vision improvement teacher from Corvallis, Oregon. Marybetts has been a massage therapist since 1975 and loves exploring the connection between chronic upper body tension and vision problems. Her interest in this began when she noticed that the relaxation she provided people through her bodywork and massage would almost immediately vanish the moment they stood up and put their glasses back on. To facilitate the most comprehensive solution, she started referring her clients to see other practitioners of the Feldenkrais Method, the Alexander Technique, and the Bates Method. After significantly improving her own vision using the Bates Method, she also became certified to teach it and incorporate it with her preexisting massage practice. Marybetts is also an avid juggler and talks about how juggling can grow your brain and improve your vision. Visit for more information about Marybetts and her books, articles, and classes.
Hey Kids! Keep Those Peepers Moving! Why Juggling is Good for the Eyes by Marybetts Sinclair
The Transmission of Refractive Errors Within Eskimo Families by Francis A. Young
Visit to learn about Nathan’s new Holistic Vision Program.
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Episode 015: Clarifying Your Past, Present, and Future Vision and Exploring Your Eye-Mind Connection
In this episode, Nathan invites you to think about your vision in terms of the past, the present, and the future. Your past vision refers to your vision history. To clarify your past vision you need to explore your own unique underlying root causes to your vision problem, whether it was physical, mental, or emotional in nature. Your present vision refers to your vision right now. To clarify your present vision you need to create and maintain a daily holistic vision routine. You also need to make sure you are staying present during your practices, which is referred to as your Eye-Mind connection. Your future vision refers to your vision of your future and the future of the world. To clarify your future vision you need to set goals and work toward achieving those goals by creating vision boards and visualizing your future self. Reflect on your 2016, look toward your 2017, and enjoy the right here and right now. Email to share your vision goals or ask questions.

Episode 014: Vision Educators Conference Recap
In this episode Nathan recaps his experience at the 5-day conference with the Association of Vision Educators at the Peaceful Meadow Retreat Center in Boulder, Colorado in late September 2016. He gives you a peek inside the conference including some of the workshops, speakers, and topics discussed throughout the eye-opening long weekend. Here is the link to see Dr. Elliott B. Forrest’s New Model of Functional Astigmatism and here is the link to see Dr. Ray Gottlieb’s amazing Presbyopia Chart both mentioned in this episode. Email nathan (at) with questions or suggestions. Thanks!

Episode 013: Vision and Posture w/ Alexander Technique teacher Michele Drivon
In this episode Nathan interviews Michele Drivon, a practitioner of the Alexander Technique. Michele explains what the Alexander Technique is, how it helped her life, and a little bit about the history of F.M. Alexander. Michele also studied the Bates Method with Nathan so they converse about some of the similarities and differences between the Alexander and Bates approaches to health and wellness. Michele’s practice is called ‘Conscious Alignment’, and in this talk we dive into a few different interpretations and different definitions of alignment can mean in terms of the body, mind, and spirit. There are a ton of gems in this interview, so make sure you listen all the way through, and while you’re at it head over to to learn more about Michele and the Alexander Technique. The Alexander Technique can really compliment your Bates Method practice, so maybe even consider taking a few Alexander Technique lessons with a practitioner near you (Michele’s got links to teacher directories on her site).

Episode 012: 10 Vision FAQs
Nathan Oxenfeld answers several frequently asked questions about natural vision improvement on 10 topics:
1. The role of a vision coach (1:00)
2. The emotional root causes of vision problems (10:25)
3. The role of glasses and contacts (20:56)
4. Computer Vision Syndrome (28:28)
5. The risks of LASIK (35:08)
6. Palming supplements (37:27)
7. Clear flashes and night vision (41:26)
8. The role of relaxation and mental approaches (43:46)
9. Improving your child’s vision (53:29)
10. The role of diet & nutrition (57:43)

Important references mentioned in this video:–1JL75GFc – Bates Method 101: How To Visualize
Give Up Your Glasses For Good by Nathan Oxenfeld
Healthy Vision by Neal Adams MD

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or send them directly through email. Also, if you have noticed any positive change or improvement in your vision please share your experience for others to read as well to help increase their inspiration and motivation. Thanks!

Episode 011: We’ve Moved!
This episode updates you with the recent relocation of Integral Eyesight Improvement from Asheville to Carrboro, NC. There are many opportunities coming up to get involved with vision training both live and online. Stay tuned for updates for exciting happenings this summer! Click Here for your Free Vision Tune-Up

Episode 010: Neuroplasticity with Dr. David Hardy
In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Dr. David Hardy with Apex Brain Centers about neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change, and the implications brain training can have on cognition, memory, balance, vision, and more. Visit or subscribe to the Train Your Brain Podcast for more information.

Episode 009: Vision Improvement Q&A
Nathan Oxenfeld answers some recent questions about reading eye charts, the risks of laser surgery, skepticism and doubt about natural vision improvement, the possibility of reversing high myopia, the next 12 week online vision course, and some specific Bates Method practices like swinging, sunning, palming, and more. He also shares some positive case histories from people’s comments on YouTube to share the success stories of people improving their vision. Read more about Dr. Bates’ research here: and read the recent study backing up the efficacy of vision training here:
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Episode 008: Arrested and Taken to Court for Teaching the Bates Method
In this episode Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld, recounts the tale of Margaret Darst Corbett getting arrested and taken to court for teaching the Bates Method in the early 1940s. Local optometrists and ophthalmologists charged Mrs. Corbett with “practicing medicine and optometry and using drugs without a license”. However, Corbett never claimed to be an eye doctor, nor ever used any medicine, lenses, or surgeries in her “eye re-education” lessons. Her innocence, backed up by the testimony of hundreds of her loyal followers who benefitted from receiving her services, led not only to the case being dismissed, but also boosted her publicity and gained her many new students, including members of the jury in her trial!

Episode 007: Perfect Sight Without Glasses
In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld informs you about his online video series called “Bates Method 101” that can be found on YouTube, gives you a glimpse of the future of the Naked Eye Podcast, which will be expanding its scope to explore other self-healing modalities that can help improve your vision, and reads an excerpt from Dr. Bates’ 1920 book Perfect Sight Without Glasses which can be read online for free at

Episode 006: 5 Bad Vision Habits You Need To Break
In this episode, Nathan shares a success story from one of his vision students, then lists the 5 bad vision habits you need to break and offers 5 good vision habits for you to replace them with.

Episode 005: Interview by Beyond 50 Radio
The Naked Eye Book Tour is complete! Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld, drove over 10,000 miles through 24 states and taught 21 workshops in 11 weeks. He was promoting his new book Give Up Your Glasses for Good: Holistic Eyecare for the 21st Century and raising awareness of the Bates Method nationwide by teaching “Eyesight and Insight Improvement Workshops” across the country. While he was in Portland, Oregon, he got interviewed by Daniel at Beyond 50 Radio. Learn more about Nathan and his work and how you can improve your inner and outer vision naturally.

Episode 004: Vision Stretching
In this episode of The Naked Eye Podcast, Nathan Oxenfeld updates you about the progress of The Naked Eye Book Tour and teaches you a simple yet effective vision improvement practice called “vision stretching” that helps you access more clarity in the distance.

Episode 003: The Naked Eye Book Tour – Vision Improvement Talks & Workshops in Dozens of Cities Across USA
In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld announces his upcoming cross country book tour. He’ll be teaching interactive workshops along the way, stopping in Athens, Atlanta, Montgomery, Dallas, Austin, Tucson, Phoenix, Sedona, Los Angeles, San Jose, Seattle, Portland, Bend, Boulder, Chicago, Philadelphia, Richmond, and Raleigh. Find out where he’ll be teaching in your city!

Episode 002: The Bates Method vs. Eye Exercises
What is the Bates Method and how is it different than eye exercises? This episode will introduce you to who Dr. William H. Bates was, the method he developed that can improve your vision, and how it is fundamentally different than “eye exercises”.

Episode 001: Welcome to The Naked Eye Podcast
The Naked Eye Podcast is a show designed to help people learn how to see clearly with the naked eye. No glasses, no contacts, no laser eye surgeries… just natural vision improvement. Together we’ll explore the holistic side of eyecare and how natural alternatives like the Bates Method, Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork and more can give you healthier eyes, which leads to better eyesight and insight. Nathan Oxenfeld will be teaching you natural vision tips and vision enhancement practices, covering advances in vision training, vision science, and neuroplasticity, challenging orthodox views and belief systems, debunking vision myths, and conducting interviews with the world’s leading natural vision educators and other alternative practitioners that offer modalities that also enhance eyesight & insight. He’ll also be answering listener questions and creating a forum for people who are in the process of improving their own vision holistically to share their experiences, challenges, and successes. This podcast will also be documenting The Naked Eye Book Tour 2015, which is a three-month cross-country journey to raise awareness of natural alternatives to glasses, contacts, and surgery.