Part 2: Who This is For

These pages are written with myopia (nearsightedness) in mind for simplicity’s sake. However, the method applies equally to all refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia and astigmatism) and also to some other visual disorders. The principles of how to see do not change depending on what condition you have, because the condition represents a symptom of one way to see wrongly. Refractive errors are functional disorders, and these pages describe the way to use your eyes that will reverse and prevent them.

It’s well established in scientific literature that there is a strong relationship between refractive errors and disorders such as glaucoma, cataract, retinal detachment, strabismus and many other less common disorders [1,2,3,4,5,6]. Some disorders are sometimes so closely associated with myopia that they are named that way, as in myopic macular degeneration and myopic retinopathy. The fact that refractive errors are so closely associated with so many other eye disorders suggests that either refractive errors lead to other disorders or they share a common cause. Dr. Bates found that his methods were effective at reversing many cases of such disorders.

So what you’ll notice in the following pages is I don’t make a distinction between different vision problems as I describe the right way to use your eyes. Part of the reason for that is frankly I’m relatively ignorant about the experience of conditions that I haven’t dealt with myself. The other – and perhaps greater – reason is the right way to see doesn’t change depending on how you’re doing it wrong. It’s the same for everyone. The main difference is just in what concepts you have the most trouble with as you pick up the pieces of your vision to sort things out. I have tried to explain the concepts as clearly and completely as possible so that the procedure can apply to everyone. The differences will be mostly in what happens as people recover from different conditions. The experience of recovering from myopia won’t be quite the same as recovering from hyperopia, for example, even if the procedure is similar on the surface.



References

1. Mitchell, P, et al. “The relationship between glaucoma and myopia: the Blue Mountains Eye Study.”(1999) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10519600
2. Hasemi, Hassan, et al. “The association between refractive errors and cataract: The Tehran eye study.” (2011) http://www.meajo.org/article.asp?issn=0974-9233;year=2011;volume=18;issue=2;spage=154;epage=158;aulast=Hashemi
3. “Degenerative myopia.” (2007) http://www.mdsupport.org/library/myopic.html
4. Lai, Timothy YY. “Retinal complications of high myopia.” (2007) “http://www.fmshk.org/database/articles/07mb05.pdf
5. Wong, Tien Yin, et al. “Refractive errors and incident cataracts: The Beaver Dam eye study.” (2001) http://www.iovs.org/content/42/7/1449.long
6. Tanaka, Akiko. “Prevalence of strabismus in patients with pathological myopia.” (2010) http://www.researchgate.net/publication/44568763_Prevalence_of_strabismus_in_patients_with_pathologic_myopia

3 thoughts on “Part 2: Who This is For”

  1. Hello

    I’m 58 years old and number of
    one of evry my eyes is 2.5. I have poor eyesight and I can’t see the words of book
    Without my sunglasses clearly. It’s about 15 years that I use sunglasses for
    reading. Can I do this without sunglasses by this method?

    Thanks

  2. Hello-and thank you for the content you provide.
    I wish too let everyone know that i know of a method too calm your eyes.
    First write on a sticky note:i have calm eyes
    Now post that sticky note everywhere.
    Repeat that to yourself 70x a day.

    Why?
    I remember a story of two buisnessmen who helped an athlete. This athlete had a record of not once winning in a sudden death match-he was a tennis player. He heard of the sucess of these buisnessmen and sought them. The buisnessmen were paid a high amount of money and they suggested him to say to himself i love sudden deathmath.
    By the way this is a true story.
    Eventually in a tournment he was in finals and went too sudden deathmatch and won.
    When interviewed he explained that he knew if he could get into a sudden deathmatch that he could win.

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