The Cause of Vision Problems
The epidemic of vision problems that we are facing today around the world. The major cause of these problems has nothing to do with genetics, reading, near-focusing, nutrition, or variation in the structure of the eyes.
The answer is in the way we do things. People with clear vision do certain things that people with blurry vision don't, and people with blurry vision do certain things that those with clear vision don't. Learning to see the way that people with clear vision do is the basis for seeing clearly. Doing the wrong things to try to see can cause any number of refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, as well as other conditions such as strabismus. There is evidence that diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma also stem from these bad habits.
In essence this is a method of natural vision improvement based on the way that people with normal vision see successfully. People with very good vision hardly ever have problems with their eyes. Many people with blurry vision, even if they wear glasses, frequently suffer from eye tiredness, light sensitivity, poor eye-teaming, and feelings of strain and other discomfort.
Where Does This Come From?
In the early 20th century, William H. Bates, M.D., an ophthalmologist (medical and eye doctor), began noticing that the vision of some patients would vary and that some would see better after not having worn their properly-prescribed glasses. Investigating the matter, he found that patients would see better after resting their eyes. Through many years of clinical and experimental work, he learned what things are restful to the eyes and cause the vision to actually improve, and what things cause vision to worsen and even cause further complications with the eyes. He learned that bad vision, of virtually any nature, function or organic, can be significantly improved and usually returned to normal.
These findings flew in the face of conventional wisdom, which was that myopia and other conditions were not reversable by any such means, and that the conditions could only be treated with glasses, surgery, or somewhat with drugs for certain conditions.
Nevertheless, he persisted. With the continued positive results with thousands of patients, and many others learning his methods and teaching people how to see clearly again, this approach to eye care became known as the Bates method.
The Bates Method Today
Over the last hundred years, many people have carried on Bates's work. Some are eye doctors, but most are laypeople who have taught the methods in an educational capacity. Many people teaching the method have adopted only certain pieces of Bates's original methods and added other things. Some of the vision improvement programs you'll find on the internet appear to be scams that present parts of the Bates method in a simplistic way, without context, and don't represent any real knowledge of the vision improvement process.
Conventional beliefs regarding the incurability of myopia and other conditions has persisted to this day. Millions of people have opted for such extremes as laser surgery for myopia.
The Method Presented Here
This website presents my own modification of the Bates method as a clear, logical process of improving vision. It is based not only on Bates's writings, but on my own experience of stumbling through vision improvement over several years. I've read dozens of books, attended workshops and lectures and had conversations with vision improvement teachers and other people like me who were involved in improving their vision. The continual sharing of experiences from members of this website's forum and of forums on other sites in the past has also helped tremendously.
I feel that the process of improving vision is presented elsewhere with too much mystery or vagueness surrounding certain concepts. It is no mystery, and it's possible to lay this all out, step by step, with no room for confusion. So that's what i have attempted to do.
The secret of good vision should not be a secret. It belongs to everybody with eyes to see.
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