Case Histories

The following case histories from Teachers and pupils of the Method have been gathered since 1995. These pages are periodically updated with new histories: Let us know if you have a story you want to share of your experience with the Method.

More To Bates Than Meets The Eye

Short-sight and other conditions, Age 46

Even though I have had lessons and now teach the Bates Method, I never realised how much my vision had been affected by repressed childhood emotions. In particular it has been feelings of fear and insecurity...

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My Search For Treatment

Nystagmus and Double Vision, Age 38

Within a year, I was wearing them all day. I didn’t think too much about it - it was just one of those things. However, nothing could have prepared me at that tender age for the eye difficulties I was to experience for the next twenty years...

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Staying Positive with Myopia

Myopia (Short-sight), Age 35

Maybe missing my parents and my family life in general had something to do with it, but just over a year and a half later I developed myopia. I had difficulty in seeing the blackboard and an intermittent ache behind both eyes...

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There Is Nothing To Do

Presbyopia, Age 49

My husband, who has been wearing glasses since he was eight, had found a book called "Better Eyesight without Glasses" by W. H. Bates. He read it with great interest, showing parts of it to me and discussing it with me...

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Up In The Clouds

Myopia, Age 55

When I think back, it was probably that classic classrom condition - boredom - which brought about my myopia. I was only ten years old. Thus began a lifetime of wearing glasses.

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