Bates Method International

Do I need to strengthen my eye muscles?

No. Long term misuse of the eyes can lead to poor muscle tone and unco-ordinated movements but the active and dynamic process of normal sight is the cause of good muscle tone, not the other way around.

The Bates Method encourages full engagement of the visual experience, no matter what the condition of sight. Even in cases of severe visual problems, the Bates techniques stimulate the neural pathways between eye and brain, and natural muscle tone will result.