Lizzie May Profile


Lizzie May

I was so impressed and impassioned by the Method that after I had dispensed with lenses, I decided that this was to be my profession for life!


I run a busy practice teaching both one-to-one at my clinic in London and internationally over Skype, FaceTime and Zoom. I love teaching people from so many different backgrounds, working in 20 different countries at present. I have found that cultural and environmental factors can influence eyesight, as much as visual habits and lifestyle. At present I specialize in helping children and adults to relax when using a computer, tablet, or phone.

Read more about me and my teaching practice below:

My Story

I qualified as a Bates Teacher in 1998, having been a Manufacturer's Agent for 16 years in the highly competitive housewares industry, here in the UK and abroad.

I became interested in the Bates Method for two reasons: I hated wearing glasses for my short sight and astigmatism and was aware of the possible consequences of having a family history of glaucoma and cataract going back three generations on the maternal side.

In childhood I had a divergent squint and at the age of six I was unable to learn to read. I could see the letters but they made no sense. Nowadays this would have been diagnosed as a form of dyslexia. So I work a lot with children and adults with squint (strabismus) and many other eye conditions. See Testimonials here.

I was so impressed and impassioned by the Method that after I had dispensed with lenses, I decided that this was to be my profession for life!


  • I have a purpose-built clinic
  • Lessons can be on a one-to-one basis or for entire families
  • Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom lessons available worldwide - enquire about other video apps
  • I work with children from the age of two onwards
  • Concession rates are available for students, pensioners etc.
  • I train and am an independent assessor for new teachers for Bates Method International (Vision Education)
  • I work in close collaboration with a supportive local optician
  • I carry out individual or group sessions in the workplace, on topics such as computer eyestrain
  • I speak at local and international venues
  • I have received referrals from Moorfields Eye Hospital and was on the board of Moorfields’ Eye and Mind Society from 2007 - 2009.

Vision Lessons

  • One-to-One

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    Standard Vision Lesson

    Lessons (after Covid-19) at my clinic are 60 or 90 minutes.

    Lessons over Skype, FaceTime, Zoom etc.: 30, 45, or 60 minutes.

  • Vision Clinic

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    Bates Method Drop-in Clinic - now on Zoom!

    Dates 2023-24

    • 20 May 10:30am - 11:30am
    • 10 Jun 10:30am - 11:30am
    • 22 Jul 10:30am - 11:30am
    • 23 Sep 10:30am - 11:30am
    • 21 Oct 10:30am - 11:30am
    • 18 Nov 10:30am - 11:30am
    • 16 Dec 10:30am - 11:30am
    • 19 Jan 10:30am - 11:30am


  • Workshop

    September 2024 TBC

    Reiki Training with Shannon Oehmke

    Reiki Training 1 & 2 and Holy Fire Reiki

The Lesson Experience

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To book your first session with Lizzie, please phone‭‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ +44 20 8878 XXXX - or use the contact form:

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