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The Bates Method FAQ

Complete List of Questions

The following questions are commonly asked when a person first comes across the Method. More in-depth questions are covered in the Articles section.


Q. If one's arms become tired while palming, will a black silk handkerchief covering the eyes produce the same amount of relaxation one gets from palming?
A. No. Palming is the best method for relaxation and improvement in vision. When tired of palming, the hands can be removed and the eyes kept closed until one feels relaxed.
W H Bates: Better Eyesight Magazines August 1922