The common belief of doctors and patients alike is that there are only two vision correction options that can be used in order to achieve better vision: wearing corrective lenses or undergoing surgery.
However, there is another opinion, shared by only a part of the scientific community. People who share this opinion suggest there is a natural vision improvement technique that not only helps the individual maintain good eye health, but also eliminates most eyesight problems.
The Bates Method To Achieve Better Vision
This natural vision improvement method has been suggested by a leading yet controversial eye care physician, Dr Bates.
Dr Bates had the courage to contradict some of the most widely accepted theories regarding accommodation at the time. One such theory regarded the role of the jelly lens inside the eye. Dr Bates provided evidence that the jelly lens plays a smaller role than was accepted by other leaders of his profession. He stated that accommodation largely depends upon the ability of the eye muscles to change the shape of the eyeball.
Dr Bates' new theory made it possible for most people to improve bad eyesight using natural methods.
Dr Bates was convinced that many problems with accommodation are caused by a loss of muscle flexibility, and they can be overcome through regular eye exercises aimed at improving the tone and flexibility of the eye muscles.
Therefore, he designed an eye exercise program and created many examples of helpful eye exercises for treating different eyesight disorders and helping the individual achieve better vision naturally. This method enjoyed quite some popularity, and many people who chose to follow Dr Bates’ recommendations confessed the solution was indeed effective, and it really helped them gain better vision.
The optometric profession feared Dr Bates' revolutionary method. If everyone cured their eyesight naturally, who would buy their glasses? Who would sign up to a monthly subscription for contact lenses? Who would use their services? Hundreds of thousands of fully trained optometrists would become jobless. Dr Bates' colleagues hence decided to boycott his method and actively demote it.
To this day there are still specialists who consider that there is no evidence that the Bates method really helps to improve eyesight. These people received answers from Dr Bates’ followers, who gathered significant evidence that the method is real, efficient and helpful.
Evidence That Suggests You Can Gain Better Vision Naturally:
1. Dr Bates’ own research and reports
Dr. Bates published many reports in some of the most famous medical journals of his time. In these reports, he described the experiments and research he had carried out, and the positive results he had observed. Many of his patients managed to improve vision naturally by following the eye exercise program suggested by Dr Bates. His conclusions were also confirmed by other scientists.
2. C. A. Zeiger’s research
In her thesis, C.A. Zeiger brings more evidence to the fact that the people who suffer from myopia have distinctive psychological characteristics…
Low and moderate myopes are more depressive and irritable than normal people.
In other words, myopia could be more of a psychological problem and might be reduced through therapy.
3. C.R. Kelley’s research
In his dissertation, C.R. Kelley describes various experiments on patients with myopia that showed impressive improvement, and arrives to the conclusion that there are many factors that can influence myopia and that psychological changes can help patients suffering from myopia gain better vision.
4. J. Fox’s experiment
J. Fox’s dissertation thesis describes an experiment that showed the fact that the patients suffering from myopia and normal individuals have different psychological characteristics and that myopia can be reduced under hypnosis. There are many other studies that suggest the fact that hypnosis can help people achieve better vision.
5. R. Gottlieb’s thesis
The study presented in R. Gottlieb’s publication suggested that myopia is a flexible condition and its magnitude can be reduced through training and eye exercises. His thesis suggests interesting future directions for research on the topic.
6. W.H. McClay’s research
W.H. McClay tested the Bates method in several experiments, and published the results in his dissertation. He noticed significant improvement in the condition of patients with myopia, strabismus, presbyopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. The visual acuity of a patient with cataracts significantly improved, even though his condition wasn’t reversed.
7. J. Goodrich’s reports
J. Goodrich published a book in which she describes the vision improvement of many of the students that had been attending her natural vision improvement training classes. Ophthalmologists examined her students and confirmed the fact that, after attending J. Goodrich’s classes, they achieved better vision.
A few students actually managed to get rid of their glasses, and most of them received reduced prescriptions when they went for an eye exam after the training period.
As you can see, there is a lot of evidence that suggests your vision can be improved naturally, and Bates’ conclusions are worthy for consideration. People who persevere with an eye exercise program can achieve better eyesight naturally, and, like many have done in the past, throw away their glasses and even achieve 20/20 vision or beyond.
Skeptics will continue to dismiss the Bates method of improving vision for various reasons, but the truth cannot be denied: many eyesight problems are reversible, and the solution to reverse them is a natural one, that has no costs and no risks.
If you would like to learn more about how you can achieve better vision without glasses, I highly suggest you read this post on how to improve eyesight naturally.