The Bates method is a non-invasive and natural method of visual retraining that helps in correcting eyesight problems and enhancing vision. The Bates method involves the use of techniques to relieve eye strain and improve coordination between the brain and eyes.
The Bates method was developed by an American ophthalmologist – Dr. William Horatio Bates (1860 – 1931). Dr. Bates authored the book – “The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment Without Glasses (Perfect Sight Without Glasses)”. The book explains the techniques to treat eye problems and get rid of glasses. The 1943 and later editions published by Emily A. Bates (Emily A. Bates, maiden name – Emily C. Lierman, was the wife of Dr. William Horatio Bates) and others under the title “Better Eyesight Without Glasses” have many alterations and omissions.
Dr. Bates also published “Better Eyesight” – a monthly magazine from July, 1919 to June, 1930. Better Eyesight focused on the prevention and cure of imperfect eyesight without glasses.