Lizzie May Profile


Lizzie May

  • Bates method teacher for over 20 years
  • Teaches in London SW14
  • International: Skype, FaceTime, Zoom

I was so impressed and impassioned by the Method that after I had dispensed with lenses, I decided that this was to be my profession for life!


I run a busy practice teaching both one-to-one at my clinic in London and internationally over Skype, FaceTime and Zoom. I love teaching people from so many different backgrounds, from the USA to UK, Argentina to Malaysia, Oman, South Africa, Sweden and more. From my work I've found that cultural and environmental factors can also influence eyesight, as much as visual habits and lifestyle.

Read more about me and my teaching practice below:


I qualified as a Bates Teacher in 1998, having been a Manufacturer's Agent for 16 years in the highly competitive housewares industry, here in the UK and abroad.

I became interested in the Bates Method for 2 reasons: I hated wearing glasses for my short sight and astigmatism and was aware of the possible consequences of having a family history of glaucoma and cataract going back 3 generations on the maternal side.

In childhood I had a divergent squint and at the age of six I was unable to learn to read, i.e. I could see the letters but they made no sense. This now would have been diagnosed as a form of dyslexia. So I work a lot with children with squint (strabismus) and other eye conditions. See Testimonials here.

I was so impressed and impassioned by the Method that after I had dispensed with lenses, I decided that this was to be my profession for life!


  • I have a purpose-built clinic;
  • Lessons can be on a one-to-one basis or for entire families;
  • Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom lessons available worldwide - enquire about other video apps;
  • I work with children from the age of two onwards;
  • Concession rates are available for students, pensioners etc.
  • I work in close collaboration with a supportive local optician;
  • I carry out individual or group sessions in the workplace, on topics such as computer eyestrain;
  • I speak at local and international venues;
  • I have received referrals from Moorfields Eye Hospital and was on the board of Moorfields’ Eye and Mind Society from 2007 - 2009;
  • I train and am an independent assessor for new teachers for Bates Method International (Vision Education).

Vision Lessons

  • One-to-One

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    Standard Vision Lesson

    Lessons (after Covid-19) at my clinic are 60 or 90 minutes.

    Lessons over Skype, FaceTime, Zoom etc.: 20, 30, 45, or 60 minutes.

  • Vision Clinic

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    Bates Method Drop-in Clinic - now on Zoom!

    Dates 2020

    • 06 Jun 10:00am - 11:00am
    • 04 Jul 10:00am - 11:00am
    • 01 Aug 10:00am - 11:00am
    • 12 Sep 10:00am - 11:00am
    • 10 Oct 10:00am - 11:00am
    • 07 Nov 10:00am - 11:00am
    • 05 Dec 10:00am - 11:00am


  • Workshop

    September TBC

    Reiki Training with Shannon Oehmke

    Reiki Training 1 & 2 and Holy Fire Reiki

The Lesson Experience

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To book your first session with Lizzie, please phone‭‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ +44 (0) 20 8878 XXXX - or use the contact form:

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