Improving the Eyes

The most common vision problems are caused by chronic tension in the six muscles which attach to the eyeball and/or the cilliary muscle inside the eyeball. The imbalances resulting from deep chronic tension in these muscles can cause the eyeball and/or cornea to become deformed from their proper shapes, thus affecting vision. It may not be easy, but this tension can be removed. There is a large amount of info available on alternative means of improving eyesight, most of it derived from the work of W.H. Bates.

Some Books:

The Bates Method for Better Eyesight Without GlassesWilliam H. Bates
The classic book by the pioneer.

Yoga for Your Eyes - Meir Schneider
This is a video and a booklet packaged together. Excellent program. This guy cured himself of blindness.

Better Eyesight: The Complete Magazines of William H. Bates - Thomas R. Quackenbush (editor)
2000 North Atlantic Books 500 pages

Relearning to See: Improve Your Eyesight - Naturally! - Thomas R. Quackenbush
2000 North Atlantic Books 521 pages

Improve Your Vision Without Glasses or Contact Lenses: A New Program of Eye Exercises
1996 Fireside

The Art of Seeing - Aldous Huxley
1982 Creative Arts 170 pages (paperback $9.95) ISBN 0916870480
Originally published in 1942.
Classic work by the author of Brave New World tells how he cured his vision problems by using the Bates Method. Indepth analysis of the philosophy and psychology involved, including why this knowledge remains ignored by the establishment. Highly recommended!

Take Off Your Glasses and See - Jacob Liberman
Subtitled: A Mind/Body Approach to Expanding Your Eyesight and Insight
1995 Three Rivers Press 288 pages (paperback $14.00) ISBN: 0517886049

Tibetan Eye Chart
Not a book but a chart with instructions on the back. This is a very valuable tool, designed by Tibetan monks to aid with vision improvement. Available for $4.95 from The Brotherhood of Life

Some Links:
This Wikipedia article explains that the Bates method is considered by modern scientists to be pseudoscience.

Ran Prieur talks about his eyes

Myopia Prevention

Overview of Bates Method

Imagination Blindness -

The Reptilian Brain, Dissociation and Seeing From the Core - Rosemary Gaddum Gordon, DBO, MA

Perfect Sight Without Glasses - WH Bates, MD (online book)

Can Eye Exercises Improve Your Vision? - CBS Healthwatch

Visual Training Software

ARC Centre of Excellence in Vison Science -

Pinhole Glasses:

The Pinhole Glasses Shop

Google Search Results for "pinhole glasses"

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