A decade of glasses, contacts, contact fittings, contact solution, and prescription sunglasses can cost between $2,000 and $6,000. Invasive and impermanent laser eye surgeries can cost between $2,000 and $4,000 per eye. Taking vision training lessons is not only a more affordable path than both of the above options, but it is a sustainable solution to save you money down the road by creating long-lasting clarity.


Initial Consultation:
The interview helps you learn more about Integral Eyesight Improvement and helps Nathan learn more about your vision. You will learn about the history of Dr. Bates and the Bates Method, the anatomy of the eye, the causes and cures of most common visual problems, and how lessons work. A starting point gets established so that you may keep track of progress as your vision improves. Schedule your initial consultation now.

Duration:  60 minutes


Private Lessons:
Private one-on-one lessons are the most efficient and rapid way to improve your eyesight because you get the full attention and energy of the teacher. Ideally, the goal is for you to gain all the tools necessary to improve and maintain clear eyesight for life, becoming a master of all the senses. In order to achieve this level of proficiency, a certified Bates Method instructor is almost always necessary to structure lessons accordingly, to ensure the drills are performed correctly, to track your progress, to motivate and encourage you, and to act as a catalyst on the path to normal vision. Together we build a custom vision plan for you and tailor each lesson to your individual needs. Each pair of eyes is unique, so it is best to determine the frequency and duration of lessons after having an initial consultation with Nathan.

Duration:  60 minutes

IMG_0577Group Lessons:
Group classes are individualized lessons with small groups of 2 to 4 students. Group classes allow the students to get specific attention to their personal needs while still sharing the experience with friends, family members, or people with similar visual needs. Group lessons are offered once a week for two months and must be paid in full. Depending on the size of the group, discounted rates are applied. Groups are formed based upon days and times students are available. Contact Nathan to get on a waiting list for the next small group session.

Duration:  90 minutes


Sight Semesters:

Once a season, Nathan teaches a six week class series for larger groups of between 5 and 8 students. These sight semesters are held at Asheville Somatics in downtown Asheville. Participants receive vision improvement tools and a copy of Give Up Your Glasses for Good: Holistic Eyecare for the 21st Century that includes the information and practices covered in classes.

For more information visit the Sight Semesters page here.


  • All lessons take place by appointment only at the Integral Eyesight Improvement office in Asheville, NC.
    Asheville Somatics: 35 Haywood Street, Suite 207, on the second floor of the Earth Guild Building downtown.
  • Office Hours: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Payments may be made in the form of cash, check or credit card.
  • Please provide 24 hours notice if you must cancel or reschedule.
  • Same day cancellations or no-shows are charged full price.
  • Exceptions include unexpected emergencies or illnesses.
  • Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.