Bates Method International

Can the method help with eye diseases?

Eye diseases are indications of poor general health and should always be treated constitutionally.

Damaged and diseased eyes are prone to excessive strain, as any impairment of vision is often exaggerated by the disease. As strain is commonly accompanied by extra tension, the Bates Method can help to promote healing through relaxation of the muscles around the eyes and face.

Bates teachers always aim to work in co-operation with physicians.

Wonderful cures have been accomplished, after all other methods had failed, of many eye diseases by the proper use of the imagination.
W H Bates: Better Eyesight Magazine October 1924