The Bates Method

Bates Method

Vision Education

Welcome to - the premier site for learning about the Bates Method of Vision Education. The purpose of these pages is to inform you about natural vision, vision improvement and your alternatives when wanting to care for your eyes.

Learn how to improve your eyesight without lenses or surgery and learn how to increase your chances of healing in cases of degenerative eye disease.

It is as natural for the eye to see as it is for the mind to acquire knowledge, and any effort in either case is not only useless, but defeats the end in view.
Wm H Bates: Perfect Sight Without Glasses 1920 pg 106

New Teaching Members of BAVE

June, 2013

Following the Teacher assessments in March 2013 we're pleased to announce the acceptance of the following fully qualified teaching members of the Association:

Daniela Maťuchová

Teaching in Slovak Republic
Contact Daniela Maťuchová

Lin Du

Teaching in Nanjing China, and Cheshire England
Contact Lin Du

Ann Moran

Teaching in Dublin, Ireland
Contact Ann Moran

Not in your country? click here to see the full BAVE Register of Teachers of the Bates Method

Teacher Training New Dates - College of Vision Education

March 16, 2013

Thinking of becoming a Bates Teacher?

The College of Vision Education (CVE) has posted new dates for its year-long module course for Bates Method teacher training, starting in November 2013. Training in the UK, the CVE accepts applicants from across the world.


New Case History - Our Journey with the Bates Method

March 29, 2012

Read Carolyn Mills' story about working with the Bates method for herself and her 2 year old daughter:

"I first came across the Bates method whilst browsing in a bookshop in my early twenties. 

"I had been prescribed glasses at the tender age of 7 or 8, and was told that I needed them every waking hour as I was both short sighted and had astigmatism.  I was told that as my mum was short sighted too, it was likely that my prescription would get stronger and stronger as it was in my genes, and nothing could be done."


The Moon Swing: new movement vision game online

January 29, 2009

Already proving popular, a new animation is available to help understand the Bates concepts of shifting and swings.

The Moon Swing

Moon Swing Instructions

How to use this site

The primary goal of the new design was to simplify your experience in finding the information you want. is quite a large site and in order to make information as accessible as possible there is a dynamic menu system.

Firstly, the menu at the top of every page shows the six main headings for the site. Hover your mouse over any of the headings and a sub-menu drops down to show you the available topics and sub-sections. This menu will allow you to get anywhere in the site fast.

Note: Can't see the menu at the top? Read the box-out on Adobe Flash below

On the left is a context menu. You can also navigate the entire site here, but the difference is that this menu changes with the context of the page you are on.

Finally, just under the heading banner of each page is a sitemap location menu which shows clearly where you are in the structure of the site on any page.

I've aimed to make the user experience as easy as possible, if you have difficulty I'm happy to hear your feedback.

This site requires Adobe Flash Player

'Flash' is a web technology that allows dynamic movement, video, interactive buttons, menus, sound, animation and more. Most modern browsers will have it installed already so you will probably not have to do anything to enjoy using this site to its fullest.

Have I got Flash?

At the very top of this page there is a menu system which opens when you hover your mouse over any of the site section titles. If you don't see this menu then you haven't got Flash; you can download it here: