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The Bates Method for Eyesight Improvement









Vision Therapy
Eyewear Manual
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Vision Therapy Eyewear Manual

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. I NTRODUCTI ON................................................................................................................................................ 1
1.1 Myopi a – Root Cause........................................................................................................................................ 1
1.2 The Bat es Met hod ............................................................................................................................................. 1
2. TRADI TI ONAL VI EW VS DR BATES VI EW................................................................................. 3
2.1 War ped eyebal l ................................................................................................................................................... 3
2.2 Per manent damage .......................................................................................................................................... 4
2.3 Sur ger y .................................................................................................................................................................... 4
2.4 Pr esc r i pt i on Gl asses........................................................................................................................................ 4
2.4.1 Why Gl asses Don’t Hel p .......................................................................................................................... 4
2.5 Root Cause ............................................................................................................................................................ 5
3. VI SI ON THERAPY EYEWEAR –HOW THEY WORK ............................................................. 6
3.1 Appl i c at i on t o Vi si on Chal l enges .............................................................................................................. 6
3.2 Chi l dr en................................................................................................................................................................... 7
4. VI SI ON THERAPY EYEWEAR – BENEFI TS................................................................................ 8
4.1 Ef f ec t i ve subst i t ut e t o pr esc r i pt i on gl asses ....................................................................................... 8
4.2 El i mi nat es t he 20-t i mes-t oo-st r ong pr obl em....................................................................................... 8
4.3 Pr event s pr ogr essi ve myopi a, ast i gmat i sm, and pr esbyopi a..................................................... 8
4.4 Redi sc over nat ur al vi si on ............................................................................................................................. 9
Cent r al Vi si on Habi t ................................................................................................................................................. 9
5. VI SI ON THERAPY EYEWEAR – HOW TO USE...................................................................... 10
5.1 Subst i t ut e Gl asses wi t h Eyew ear ........................................................................................................... 10
5.2 Cent r al Vi si on Habi t ....................................................................................................................................... 10
5.3 Vi si on Br eak s..................................................................................................................................................... 11
5.4 Goi ng Wi t hout Gl asses ................................................................................................................................. 11
5.5 Eyec har t s ............................................................................................................................................................. 11
5.5.1 Far Chart.............................................................................................................................................................. 11
5.5.1 Near Chart............................................................................................................................................................ 12
6. WHEN VI SI ON I MPROVES ..................................................................................................................... 13
6.1 St epped-dow n Gl asses ................................................................................................................................. 13
6.2 The Bat es Met hod Wor k shop .................................................................................................................... 13
7. CONCLUSI ON.................................................................................................................................................... 14
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8. FREQUENTLY-ASKED-QUESTI ONS .............................................................................................. 15
8.1 Who and when wer e t he Vi si on Ther apy Eyew ear or Pi nhol e gl asses i nvent ed? ......... 15
8.2 What ar e XS, S, M and L model s? ........................................................................................................... 15
8.3 What i s t he benef i t of t he Eyewear ? ..................................................................................................... 15
8.4 Ar e t her e si de-ef f ec t s? ................................................................................................................................. 15
8.5 When and how l ong do you w ear t he Eyewear ?.............................................................................. 16
8.6 How l ong do w e need t o wear t he Eyew ear t o ex per i enc e vi si on i mpr ovement ? ........ 16
8.7 How do w e k now my vi si on has i mpr oved?....................................................................................... 16
8.8 What i s t he r el at i onshi p bet w een Vi si on Ther apy Eyew ear and The Bat es Met hod?. 16

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1. Int roduction
Singapore – The Myopia Capital of the World
ave your ever wondered why the incidence of myopia in Singapore is the
highest in the world – 80% of the population aged 16 onwards suffers
from myopia, compared to an estimated 25% in America, Australia,
Europe and China. Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore
are the top five countries in the world with the highest incidence of
myopia (with Singapore holding the dubious record!)
1.1 Myopi a – Root Cause
Does the root cause lie in our food, climate, classroom, genes, habits or lifestyle?
Severe myopia (10 diopter or more) may cause retinal
detachment which can lead to blindness. Our children are
starting to wear prescription glasses as early as Primary One.
They are also upgrading their glasses to higher-powered pairs
every few months as they cope with the school workload, as
well as the “near-point” vision stress generated by the
computer games, Playstations, Xboxes, and Gameboys. Is there
something we can do to solve this serious problem? Or do we
accept what our eye-care professionals are telling us – eyesight deterioration is part
of growing up in Singapore, and there is nothing one can do to reverse or alleviate
the problem in the nation?
1.2 The Bat es Met hod
Thank God that there is hope for poor eyesight. The Bates
Method Workshop for Eyesight Improvement achieves better
eyesight without glasses, surgery, medication or risk. Thousands
of people around the world have benefitted from the 85-year-old
Bates Method. It is definitely a better and more effective
alternative to glasses in eliminating myopia, astigmatism and
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presbyopia (long-sightedness).
The Vision Therapy Eyewear, is a cost-effective way to get started in the Bates
Method. Dr William Bates after examining 30,000 pairs of eyes per year back then
in the 1900’s, concluded that prescription glasses is part of the problem, and going
without the eye-crutches will bring “vision therapy” benefits to patients. However,
the Bates Method is not a substitute to visiting an eye-care professional when one
suffers from medically-related vision challenges.

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2. Tradit ional View vs Dr Bat es
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Wear your glasses all the time or your eyesight will worsen – true or false?
he traditional eye-care industry has been preaching: 1. Wear your glasses all
the time or your eyesight will worsen. 2. There is no cure for myopia (short-
sightedness), astigmatism or presbyopia (long-sightedness). 3. Glasses is the
only non-surgical solution to help you see clearly. 4. Lasik surgery is the
only hope if one wants to get rid of prescription glasses, although, as in all
surgeries, it comes with a risk that your eyesight may be irreversibly damaged. You
would have to sign away all rights to sue your ophthalmologist since your went for the
surgery fully aware of all the risks and benefits.
Traditional Industry View Dr Bates
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Eye lens & shape of eyeball are
warped
Every part of the body can perform
efficiently
2 Permanent damage
Vision therapy can restore normal
vision
3 Surgery to correct damage Good vision habits
4 Glasses to prevent deterioration
Eliminate glasses or stepped-down
glasses
5 Don’t agree on root cause Stress and strain

TABLE 1 Compares t he Tradi t i onal Vi ew and Dr Bat es Vi ew regardi ng myopi a,
ast i gmat i sm and presbyopi a
2.1 Warped eyebal l
Today’s eye-care professionals believe that the shape of the eyeball, including the
eye lens are warped, lengthened, or elongated. Dr Bates believed that every part of
our body is adaptive, can self-heal, and is designed to perform efficiently and
holistically.
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2.2 Permanent damage
Our eye-care professionals believe that there is nothing one can do to reverse
myopia, astigmatism or presbyopia. The eyeball is already irreversibly warped. Dr
Bates believed that vision therapy including eye-mind training can restore normal or
perfect eyesight. Dr Bates had seen many cases where his patients went without
glasses against his orders, and their vision was restored to normal.
2.3 Surgery
Since the eyeball is already permanently damaged, surgery is the only solution to get
back perfect vision. However, there is a risk associated with any surgery, including
Lasik. Most eye doctors who are performing the lasik surgery are still wearing
glasses themselves. Lasik surgery was invented less than eleven years ago, and the
long-term effects are still unknown. Besides, the root cause of vision challenges
(myopia, astigmatism or presbyopia) has not been addressed. Eyesight deterioration
can occur after Lasik surgery if the patient continues to stare at the computer screen
or reading voluminously non-stop for long hours. By contrast, Dr Bates believed
that one can maintain perfect vision for near and far, if one maintains good vision
habits. Good vision habits, not eye exercises, promotes relaxed use of the vision
system, hence normal perfect vision is maintained. Ask someone you know who
has perfect vision if he or she needs to do anything special to maintain perfect
vision. The answer is always nothing.
2.4 Prescri pt i on Gl asses
Eye-care professionals encourage you to wear your glasses all day. Take them off,
and your vision will worsen. Why does my vision continue to worsen after wearing
the glasses? Why do my kids complain that they cannot see clearly anymore a few
months after getting their new glasses? They need higher-powered glasses every
couple of months. Dr Bates believed that glasses is part of the problem. They are
like eye-crutches. You become totally dependent on them. You feel insecure
without them.
However, when you remove your glasses, and give yourself a little time (as short as
1 hour), you will find that your body, eyes and mind are constantly making
adjustments to help you see better. Vision improves. Therefore, Dr Bates wrote his
perennial best-seller in 1919, “Perfect Sight Without Glasses”. Today, you will still
be able to buy Dr Bates book, “Better Eyesight Without Glasses” at your local
bookstores.
2.4.1 Why Gl asses Don’t Hel p

Glasses are fitted for 20 feet or 6m. It is the most effective (translated to
mean the most powerful pair) for all distances from 1 feet to 20 feet and
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beyond. Most likely, you will feel giddy and may even suffer a headache
when you first put on the newly prescribed pair of glasses. Your optician
will tell you that you will get used to it. Sure enough, your body adapts
and adjusts to help you cope with the strong pair of crutches for your
eyes. When used for reading at 1 feet for example, the glasses are twenty
times too strong (20 feet / 1 feet) since they have a fixed focal length,
unlike the natural eye lens which have a variable focal length (and
therefore doesn’t have the 20-times-too-strong problem when doing
close work). When watching TV / computer at 4 feet, the glasses are 5
times too strong. The strain caused by these glasses is one of the major
contributing factors to progressive myopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.
(changing higher-powered lens frequently).

Dr Bates on the other hand encouraged that you either go without glasses
completely, without straining to see in the process, or have lower powered
glasses. Strictly speaking, to be precise, have 20 pairs of glasses with different
power for different distances. When working on the computer or reading, 25
to 50 percent (varies, since every individual is different) of your current
prescription on your glasses will do just fine.
2.5 Root Cause
Have you ever asked your eye-care professional, “Why do I or my kids suffer from
myopia, astigmatism or presbyopia”? The explanation will likely be: a) it is part of
growing up (like your height), b) it is probably your genes (your parents wear
glasses), or c) you have been putting too much strain on your vision system (too
much reading, computer games, Gameboys, TV-watching).
Dr Bates believed that we are all born with perfect vision, and the root cause is a
result of poor vision habits resulting in excessive stress and strain in our vision
system. If a boy plays computer games on the PC or TV several hours non-stop a
day, his vision is likely to be less-than-perfect. Reading, homework and other
activities that create excessive near-point stress are key factors that contribute to
vision challenges.
Does that mean we stop all these activities and don’t going to school or work? Dr
Bates teaches the use of one’s vision system with maximum relaxation and
minimum stress and strain. The techniques become good vision habits. They
automatically become part of you, used all-day and unconsciously. They are not eye
exercises.
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3. Vision Therapy Eyewear –How
They Work
The scientific pin-hole effect helps one see clearly without prescription glasses or
eye crutches, and brings about vision therapy benefits resulting in eyesight
improvement.
ight travels in straight lines. They don’t bend around pin-holes, resulting in
fewer light rays traveling through the holes. A sharpened image is formed
on the retinal when one wears a pair of pin-hole glasses or Vision Therapy
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3.1 Appl i c at i on t o Vi si on Chal l enges
The Vision Therapy Eyewear can help myopic, astigmatic and presbyopic adults
and children see better without prescription glasses. The Eyewear works best as a
substitute to glasses with a diopter of less than 3.0 (or 300 degrees, minus or plus
diopter). For diopters between 3.0 to 5.0, using the Eyewear for reading or
computer use (not reading off fine prints far away) may be suitable for some
individuals. Beyond 5.0 diopter, the Eyewear is not likely to be useful. In this case,
stepped-down glasses are more suitable, especially when used in conjunction with
vision therapy.
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3.2 Chi l dren
For children below the age of 5, the Eyewear may not be suitable unless the child
fully understands its application and uses it appropriately.
If the Eyewear is to be worn in class, it is best for the parent to write in advance to
the teacher explaining why your child is using the strange looking black glasses with
pin-holes in them. They are used as a substitute to prescription glasses as part of a
vision therapy program, and not trying to look cool in class.
Depending of your child’s degree of myopia or/and
astigmatism, prescription glasses may sometimes be
useful if the child needs to see more challenging
prints or objects very far away. In this case, instead of
straining to see, prescription glasses worn during a
short time, instead of the Eyewear, will be more
appropriate. As a rough rule-of-thumb, the Eyewear
can substitute very adequately, a pair of glasses with diopter of 1.0 to 1.75. Every
individual is different, and it is best for the child to try out the Eyewear and
compare it with the prescription glasses for best results. It is important to remind
the child never to strain to see in any circumstances, or wear the Eyewear outdoors
(since peripheral vision is limited or obstructed by the pin-holes).
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4. Vision Therapy Eyewear –
Benefit s
Shortsighted, longsighted, and astigmatic adults and children can now enjoy
natural vision therapy to achieve better eyesight without surgery, medication or
risk.
lasses cause tremendous strain contributing to further eyesight
deterioration. Nobody wore glasses and regain perfect vision. The Vision
Therapy Eyewear is an effective alternative to glasses, without all the
disadvantages associated with prescription glasses. The major benefits of
the Vision Therapy Eyewear are:
4.1 Ef f ect i ve subst i t ut e t o prescri pt i on gl asses
The Eyewear, using the pin-hole principle helps you see clearly near (for
longsightedness) and far (shortsightedness) without strain and stress. As a rule-of-
thumb (since every individual is different), if the glasses diopter is less than 3.0, the
Eyewear works well in most circumstances (except when outdoors or driving a
vehicle). For individuals with glasses’ diopter between 3.0 and 5.0, the Eyewear may
help when reading, computer work or even TV watching.
4.2 El i mi nat es t he 20-t i mes-t oo-st rong probl em
There is no 20 times over-powered prescription glasses or eye-crutches to confuse
the eye and the mind especially during activities that cause a lot of near-point stress
(reading, TV, computer for example). The Eyewear therefore eliminates the strain
and stress caused by glasses. Going without glasses safely and without straining to
see is a highly recommended habit.
4.3 Prevent s progressi ve myopi a, ast i gmat i sm, and presbyopi a
Since the major contributing factor to progressive vision challenges is stress and
strain caused by frequent wearing of prescription glasses during near work, the
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elimination of glasses also reduces the probability of upgrading to higher-powered
lenses.
4.4 Redi scover nat ural vi si on
The Eyewear gives you confidence to go without the eye-crutches, and effectively
encourages the use of your natural vision ability to see clearly far and near. This is
analogous to physio-therapy. This helps you to break your dependence and reliance
on the prescription glasses. Your eye, mind and body will learn how to coordinate
and adapt optimally to bring about improved vision every day.
Cent ral Vi si on Habi t
The Eyewear promotes a very important vision habit taught by Dr Bates –
centralization, or central vision. This is a key vision habit to improved and perfect
eyesight. Centralisation is the most relaxing way to use your vision system, especially
during close work. Relaxed vision obviously eliminates the stress and strain.
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5. Vision Therapy Eyewear –
How t o Use
The objective of the Eyewear is to encourage inculcation of the Central
Vision habit and develop the confidence to go without glasses.
o not use the Eyewear outdoors. The pin-holes block out the peripheral
or side-vision and can be dangerous when crossing the street or playing
outdoors. There should be absolutely no driving or operating any
machinery that can cause harm to the Eyewear wearer and people
nearby. The Eyewear are not sunglasses. They do not protect you from
UV light. Do not wear the Eyewear all day long.
5.1 Subst i t ut e Gl asses wi t h Eyewear
Wear them when you are reading or watching TV or reading/copying information
off the board or slides. If you are mildly myopic, astigmatic, or presbyopic, try to go
without glasses whenever it is safe and practical, without straining to see. Strain
causes vision to worsen. When you need to see clearly indoors, use the Eyewear as a
substitute. If the Eyewear is not practical, then revert to your older and lower-
powered glasses. If the lower-powered glasses still does not do the job, then use
your fully-powered pair of glasses. There should be no straining, squinting or any
“struggle” to see in the above process.
5.2 Cent ral Vi si on Habi t
There is only one way to see clearly when wearing the Eyewear – look through one
pin-hole each eye centrally. You will need to move your head slightly and constantly
in order to optimally align your central vision and the pin-hole in front of your
pupils, as you outline the object that you are seeing. This is how the Eyewear helps
inculcate the Central Vision habit. For example, when reading with the Eyewear,
your head needs to be making slight head movements (left-to-right) seeing centrally
through the pin-holes. When you are not wearing the Eyewear, you should
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continue to see with the central vision habit. This is the most relaxing way to use
your vision system to see clearly, and without stress and strain.
5.3 Vi si on Breaks
You should take a vision break for 1-2 minutes every 30-40 minutes of near work
such as reading, computer work, playing computer games, including Gameboys and
handheld games. A vision break is to look at far away objects, preferably at nature,
and multi-coloured natural surroundings. You can put away your work, and take a
walk, or close your eyes and relax for a moment. This activity helps to minimize
vision-stress.
5.4 Goi ng Wi t hout Gl asses
Natural vision therapy starts to take place when you go without glasses. The
Eyewear helps you see better, like your glasses, minus the disadvantages of
prescription glasses (over-powered when performing nearer work). Therefore, after
learning and inculcating the central vision habit into your lifestyle, and going
without your glasses, your vision must start to improve. Your vision does not
improve more by wearing the Eyewear for long periods. It is how often you go
without glasses and using your natural vision (unaided) in a relaxed manner that
maintains normal and perfect vision.
5.5 Eyechart s
Download both the Near and Far (Snellen) eyecharts from our website. Use them
to gauge your vision improvement on a daily basis. Print the charts on A4 size
paper on the best quality resolution on your home printer, without scaling the size
of the image.
5.5.1 Far Chart
For myopic and astigmatic individuals, the Far Eyechart
is a useful tool to measure your vision improvement.
Place the Far Eyechart exactly 20 feet or 6 m away,
preferably stuck on a wall, and well-illuminated with a
lamp that is at least 100W bright (daylight, white
colour). Keep this setup fixed without moving the chart
or lamp. Note the letters on the Chart you can see
comfortably and clearly (at least 75% clarity) without
wearing glasses or Vision Therapy Eyewear. As your
vision improves, you should be able to see further down
the Chart with all things being equal. Remember to downgrade your glasses’
diopter in the improvement process. A person with perfect vision can see the
6/4.5 line of letters, “VISIONTHERAPY” unaided.
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5.5.1 Near Chart
Likewise for the Near Chart (if you are
presbyopic/longsighted), place it 14 inches or 36cm
away with the same kind of illumination described
above. The chart can be held up or stuck on a wall or
book stand. Note the line of letters seen most
comfortably without reading or progressive glasses.
When your vision improves, you will be able to see
farther down the chart. A person with perfect near
vision should have no problem making out letters on
line 10, and with a little strain even line 11 and 12. When your vision
improves, please reduce the prescription in your glasses. This way, you will be
adapting to a lesser-powered lens as your progress in your vision
improvement journey.

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6. When Vision Improves
Reduce your glasses’ prescription as your vision improves.
eek out a Behavioural Optician when your vision improves. Your favourite
Optician maybe able to dispense stepped-down glasses in tandem with your
vision improvement, although majority of the opticians in Hong Kong
subscribe to the Traditional View (that there is no cure for myopia due to the
permanent elongation of eyeball shape) in addressing vision challenges.
6.1 St epped-down Gl asses
Natural Vision Centre Singapore specializes in stepped-down glasses as we help our
customers implement the Bates Method. We are planning similar Centres in
Malaysia and Hong Kong in the next 6 months.
6.2 The Bat es Met hod Workshop
If you are interested to find out more about the Bates Method Workshop for
Eyesight Improvement (advanced eye-mind training), please obtain a copy of the
Workshop Brochure online at our website. Bates Method Workshop customers go
on a package with life-time consulting and implementation support (including
immediate family members) by investing in a one-time fee upfront.






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7. Conclusion
Can you name any part of your body (other than your vision system) that
suffers a permanent damage when you are less than 10 years old?
ingapore is likely to remain the myopia capital of the world if our assumptions
are: 1. there is no reversal of myopia, astigmatism or presbyopia, 2. there is
nothing you can do to prevent myopia since we have inherited the weak or
damaged vision system, 3. glasses are to be worn all the time, and 4. for the
very brave individuals, Lasik surgery can improve your vision to near perfect.
Alternatively, consider the following propositions by Dr William Bates:
1. Your vision system is never permanently damaged, but vision therapy and
eye-mind training can restore normal and perfect vision
2. Glasses is part of the problem
3. Go without glasses whenever possible safely and pragmatically
4. Never strain to see, but use aids such as Vision Therapy Eyewear or stepped-
down glasses
5. Inculcate key vision habits such as Centralisation into your lifestyle so that
vision is relaxed, without stress and strain which is the root cause of most
vision challenges
We, at Natural Vision Centre, believe that God hand-crafted each of us to be uniquely
(for example your thumb-print uniquely identifies you against billions of people in the
world) and wonderfully made. Every part of our body is perfect and whole, and we
ought to look after it sensibly so that it can last us a lifetime, and not fail us (with
irreversible permanent damage) when we enter Kindergarten or Primary One. We can
certainly see perfectly without glasses, naturally – without surgery, medication or risk.
We hope you have benefited from this Manual and look forward to hear from you
about your vision improvement experiences. You can reach us at
shareyourthoughts@thebatesmethod.com
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8. Frequently-Asked-Quest ions
Ask many questions so that the learning curve can be compressed.
he traditional eye-care industry has been preaching: 1. Wear your glasses all
the time or your eyesight will worsen. 2. There is no cure for myopia (short-
sightedness), astigmatism or presbyopia (long-sightedness). 3. Glasses is the
only non-surgical solution to help you see clearly. 4. Lasik surgery is the
only
8.1 Who and w hen w er e t he Vi si on Ther apy Eyew ear or Pi nhol e
gl asses i nvent ed?
a. It is not known who invented the pinhole glasses, but the scientific principles of
pinhole effects (light travels in straight lines) were discovered many centuries ago.
Pinhole glasses are widely sold in America, Europe and Australia as substitutes to
prescription glasses since the 1950’s at least.
b. Sir David Brewster, a Scottish scientist, was one of the first to make pinhole
photographs in the 1850s.

8.2 What ar e XS, S, M and L model s?
a. Think of them as T-shirt sizes. XS-extra small, usually for children, L-large for
bigger-size individuals, and so on.
b. The pin-holes are the same in all models. There is no prescription in them.

8.3 What i s t he benef i t of t he Eyewear ?
a. It helps relief strain and stress caused by prescription glasses, and yet enabling
clearer vision.
b. Promotes an important vision habit to perfect vision – central vision, since you
can see clearly only straight ahead centrally.
c. Trains your mind, eyes and muscles to see without dependence on your
prescription eye crutches.

8.4 Ar e t her e si de-ef f ec t s?
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a. None, except that due to the restricted peripheral vision, one should not wear
the Eyewear when driving or moving about outdoors for safety considerations.

8.5 When and how l ong do you wear t he Eyewear ?
a. Frequent substitute of prescription glasses (TV, computer, reading) with the
Vision Therapy Eyewear will result in improved vision, natural, risk and drug-free.
b. You are likely to experience 10-20% vision improvement in 2-4 weeks.
c. For severe myopic, astigmatic and presbyopic cases (>5.0 diopter), stepped-
down prescription glasses are helpful when used in conjunction with the Eyewear.
d. Wear the Eyewear 5-10 minutes for a start to get used to seeing through one
pin-hole centrally. Thereafter, one should have no problems getting used to them.

8.6 How l ong do w e need t o w ear t he Eyew ear t o ex per i enc e vi si on
i mpr ovement ?
a. It is not the length of time wearing the Eyewear to achieve vision improvement
but reducing or eliminating the root cause of vision challenges – stress and strain
in the visual system.
b. Most customers find that it is beneficial to wear the Eyewear progressively,
starting from 10 minutes per session, extending to 60 minutes each time, after
getting comfortable seeing through the pin-holes.
c. Minimise the use of prescription glasses helps.
d. Substituting the overpowered glasses with the Eyewear or stepped-down glasses
also helps whenever it is safe and appropriate.

8.7 How do w e k now my vi si on has i mpr oved?
a. The world has become super-sharp, and your existing pair of glasses feels over-
powered and may even cause a headache.
b. You can also use a Snellen Eye Chart to measure your vision improvement.
c. You should consider using your previous pair of lowered-powered glasses or
have the lenses stepped-down.

8.8 What i s t he r el at i onshi p bet ween Vi si on Ther apy Eyew ear and The
Bat es Met hod?
a. The Bates Method is a 85-year-old eye-mind training program where regaining
perfect vision is possible without the use of drugs, surgery or special equipment.
b. Going without glasses and training the mind-eye to see naturally is facilitated by
the use of the Eyewear (sharper vision without prescription glasses).
c. Glasses, as taught by Dr Bates, is part of the problem.
d. More information (Brochure, FAQs, Success Stories) available at
www.thebatesmethod.com.