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The Bates Method

The Bates method is a program created by ophthalmologist William Horatio Bates, M.D., which aims to "correct" vision habits with relaxation techniques, exercises and optional activities and games. Bates claimed that his program improves sight and reverses ocular disorders to normal. It is argued by proponents that it works by eliminating "mental strain" of any kind and by restoring the "natural habits" of seeing. The Bates Method is the backbone of the natural vision improvement movement . The Bates method was first described in 1920 in a book entitled Perfect Sight Without Glasses, and then subsequently in his monthly magazine entitled Better Eyesight ( 1919 - 1930 ). Although many people claim to have been helped by the method, the efficacy of the Bates method is rejected by mainstream medicine. His theory that the eye does not focus by changing the power of the lens, but rather by elongating the eyeball, through use of the extraocular oblique muscles, was contradicted by mainstream ophthalmology and optometry of his day and is still today.
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The Bates Association for Vision Education. The purpose of these pages is to inform you about vision improvement. We teach people how to improve their eyesight without lenses or surgery. In addition we teach people how to increase their chances of healing in cases of degenerative eye disease.
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