This method is mainly aimed to improve your eyesight without the use of lenses or any medical surgeries.
This holistic and non-invasive therapy treats astigmatism, short sightedness or myopia, old age blur and long sightedness or presbyopia without any medical intervention.
This method educates your eyes and mind regarding the habits and principles of seeing naturally and clearly.
Eye strain and other eye discomforts due to the misuse of eyes can be eliminated by this method. Bates method has various techniques that help to eliminate the most serious diseases and conditions of your eye like glaucoma, cataract, and others.
Bates method involves the principle of how we see. Good sight is mainly the result of a relaxed state of mind and body, so that an individual feels a direct contact with the surroundings through five senses.
On the other hand, when a person is exposed to tension of a lesser or greater extent, secluded from the outside environment through being locked in a pattern of psychophysical tension, like anxiety, worry, rigidity, boredom, impatience, day-dreaming, confusion, etc experience poor eyesight.
When the relaxation progresses, your mind, body and eyes start to focus together more pleasantly, thus it allows improvement of your eyesight naturally.
Basic principles of bates method:
Resting the eyes:
Palming is the most classic exercise designed by bates to rest your eyes. Rub the palm of your hands till you could feel some warm heat being generated and place them on your eyes by keeping the fingers crossing over your head.
Exposure to sunlight with your closed eyes for half a minute can greatly energize your eyes. This process helps for those who had sensitive eyes to the light.
This practice involves swinging your body from side-to-side while looking at a distant object. When you practice daily swinging, your eyes and visual system will get great relaxation.
Use memory to improve your eyesight. Read something everyday for example a book or something but not through a computer screen or any electronic devices.
Flashing or blinking:
Resting your eyes for a few seconds improve your eyesight for a brief moment after opening your eyes.