What is Vision Education ?
Vision Education is an eyesight improvement process.
A Vision Teacher guides the student in the use of activities which encourage the efficient and relaxed use of the visual system. This is done in a gentle and non-invasive way with consideration to the needs of the whole person.
The emphasis is on learning to use the eyes and mind in a relaxed and natural way in everyday life while becoming ever more interested in the world around.
Who is Vision Education for ?
Vision Education is for anyone of any age who wishes to improves his or her eyesight.
If you have short-sight, long-sight, presbyopia, a squint, eye disease or other visual disturbance you could benefit from Vision Education.
Why choose Vision Education ?
Vision Education not only improves vision but also creates a greater sense of wellbeing.
Students of Vision Education have experienced increased clarity of vision, enhanced colour, texture and depth perception, an increased sense of peripheral vision, improved concentration, faster reading, better coordination, better balance, increased energy and a greater sense of calm.
The Origins of Vision Education
Dr. William H. Bates was medically trained, specialising in ophthalmology. He practiced mainly in New York and worked in a number of teaching hospitals between 1886 and 1896.
During this period he noticed that the vision of his patients was extremely variable. he suspected that wearing glasses contributed to ongoing deterioration, and did not help the eyes to return to a normal state.
In the closing years of the 19th century he researched an alternative way of helping people improve their vision through natural means.
He published Better Eyesight magazine from 1919 to 1930 and the book Perfect Sight without Glasses in 1920.
Bates Found that eyesight:
• is naturally variable
• can worsen and improve
• problems are related to strain
• is an indicator of mental, emotional and physical health
Bates's work forms the foundation of the natural vision education methods employed today.
"when the mind is at rest, nothing can tire the eyes, when the mind is under a strain, nothing can rest them." Dr. William H. Bates, Perfect Sight without Glasses.