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Bates Method Teacher Profile: Lizzie May

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Lizzie May GSVE mBAVE

7 Christ Church Road
East Sheen
SW14 7AB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 8878 3686
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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 2 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 3 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.e. I could see the letters but they made no sense. This now would have been diagnosed as a form of dyslexia. So I work a lot with children with squint (strabismus) and other eye conditions. See Children's Case Histories below.

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, Apple FaceTime and Zoom lessons available worldwide;
  • I work with children;
  • Concession rates are available for students, pensioners etc.
  • I work in close collaboration with a supportive local optician;
  • I lead group seminars at local adult education colleges;
  • I carry out individual or group sessions in the workplace, on topics such as computer eyestrain;
  • I also speak at local and international venues;
  • I have received referrals from Moorfields Eye Hospital and was on the board of the Eye and Mind Society from 2007 - 2009;
  • I am an assessor for new teachers for Bates Method International (Vision Education).

Events 2019

Events coming soon

SW14 East Sheen


Contact Lizzie May to book

Bates Method Low Cost Drop-in Day Clinic - South West London

Book in to have a chat with other Bates students, rest the eyes, and learn a Bates Technique. Receive low-cost practical support and share your experiences with vision teachers and fellow vision improvement students!

Dates 2019:
09 Mar 10:30am - 11:30am
06 Apr 10:30am - 11:30am
11 May 10:30am - 11:30am
08 Jun 10:30am - 11:30am
06 Jul 10:30am - 11:30am
07 Sep 10:30am - 11:30am
05 Oct 10:30am - 11:30am
02 Nov 10:30am - 11:30am
07 Dec 10:30am - 11:30am

Spaces are limited:
Book your place for the Bates Method Drop in Day-Clinic

Tel: 020 8878 3686

Eye and Head Massage

Pamper treatment to relax the mind and give the eyes that added sparkle.

Case Histories

To read case histories of some of my students, click on the following links:



Click here for the full list of Case Histories

Vision Materials

I have a number of materials available to help with Bates Method practice: Eye Charts, Mindfolds, Palming Sticks, Sun lamps, CDs and more. Further information is available on enquiry.


Contact Lizzie May

Tel: 020 8878 3686