William H. Bates, M.D.The New York ophthalmologist who taught people to throw away their glasses and see with their eyes. A graduate of the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1885, he began a traditional career and was held in high esteem by his peers until his discoveries led him to reject the old theories and teach thousands of patients how to cure themselves of their vision ailments.
Throw Away Your Glasses (1923)
Why glasses are not the answer, and why they must be discarded as the first step to curing poor sight. The truth about sunlight. The use of the memory or imagination to cure imperfect sight. The prevention of myopia in school children.A Study of Imagination (1922?)
The usefulness of the imagination in the cure of imperfect sight.A Clinical and Experimental Study of Physiological Optics (1921)
His experiments regarding the agent of accommodation in the eye. The impermanence of errors of refraction. How the results contradict the accepted theories. The practical meaning of the results.Imagination and Vision (1921)
How all people, no matter how great their vision problems, have flashes of telescopic or microscopic vision and can utilize the conscious or unconscious memory of it to improve their vision. The short, slow, swing of letters as a measure of relaxation.Shifting as an Aid to Vision (1920)
The usefulness of shifting as a tool for curing imperfect sight. How proper shifting is always present in the eye with normal sight and absent in the eye with imperfect sight.Memory as an Aid to Vision (1919)
Utilizing memory to practice relaxation and cure imperfect sight. Different things that can be remembered with benefit, including a black period. The ability to remember a black period as a test of relaxation.Improving the Sight of Soldiers and Sailors and Relieving Pain (1918)
A detailed suggestion on how the Bates Method can be introduced and used effectively in the armed forces for the cure and prevention of imperfect sight and for the relief of pain.The Imperfect Sight of the Normal Eye (1917)
How nobody with normal eyes and perfect sight has perfect sight all of the time. Imperfect sight caused by a strain or effort to see. The usefulness of distant, small, familiar letters. How the results obtained justify the use of the method everywhere.Blindness Relieved by a New Method of Treatment (1917)
A woman suffering from cataract, neuritis, retinitis, glaucoma, myopia, and strabismus. Her blindness was enormously improved by treatment, to the point where she tested as having better than normal vision.The Radical Cure of Errors of Refraction (1915)
Details of experiments on the eyes of various animals and one live human subject, and the conclusions drawn from them. Conclusions drawn from a large number of observations of the vision of humans. The basics of treatment of myopia and other problems by means of central fixation.The Prevention of Myopia in School Children (1911)
The Snellen test card as a tool to prevent myopia in school children. How myopia is caused by a strain to see in the distance.
Sir Martin Brofman, Ph.DA former Wall Street computer expert and a student of psychology and comparative religion. He cured himself of terminal cancer in 1975. He's been teaching his healing methods around the world for twenty years.
Vision as a Metaphor
The relationship between eyesight and consciousness. How all kinds of impaired vision represent stressed ways that a person interacts with his environment.
Maurizio CagnoliA sociologist, a spiritual seeker and an expert in natural and holistic visual perception. He was trained in the US and in India. He is leading groups and seminars in Italy, Germany and India.
Working With People's Eyes Means Changing Their Points of View
How vision problems, and the way they're traditionally handled, represent certain perspectives about life. The psychological problems associated with myopia and other vision disorders, and how learning to see needs to involve changing destructive habits and beliefs.
Raymond L. Gottlieb, O.D., Ph.D., FCOVD, FCSOA 1964 graduate of the University of California School of Optometry. He received his Ph.D. from the Humanistic Psychology Institute in 1978. He cured his myopia in 1970 and continues to avoid presbyopia.
The Psychophysiology of Nearsightedness
His 1978 Ph.D. dissertation. A psychophysiological model of myopia. How Dr. Bates's discoveries should be given serious consideration by the eyecare community, how myopia is more flexible than is generally conceived, and more.
Cataracts - A collection of information about applying the Bates method to reducing or eliminating cataracts.
Glaucoma - A collection of information about applying the Bates method to reducing or eliminating glaucoma.