Visions of Joy - Natural Eyesight Improvement - Vision Education
The School of Optimal Eyesight
Improve your vision and overcome the need for glasses or contacts while avoiding laser surgery

Better Vision
Without Glasses

~ Has your vision become blurry?  
    ~ Are you not seeing as well as you used to?
        ~ Does it feel as if there is something 'wrong' with your eyes?
            ~ Are you worried about your vision deteriorating more and more?
                ~ Is your driver's license restricted to the use of corrective lenses?
                    ~ Are you getting headaches or eyestrain from computer use?
                        ~ Has your child been told that they will need to wear glasses?
                            ~ Are you fed up with the high cost of prescription glasses?
                                ~ Are reading glasses becoming an essential tool for you?

~ Do you want better vision without glasses?

Then this website is for you!

Blurry vision is not a life sentence, nor is it a sign that there is something fundamentally 'wrong' with your eyes.  The blur is merely a signal that indicates you are straining your eyes and that it is time to make a subtle yet significant change in how you see.

A century ago Ophthalmologist William H. Bates proved that the way we use our eyes determines how clearly we see, and by simply changing our strained vision habits into relaxed habits, it is possible to improve vision without glasses. 

The natural approach to eyesight improvement has no negative side effects (actually it has many beneficial side effects!) and it happens to be the cheapest solution.  Also, in my humble opinion, it gives the best results, (see the testimonials), it just takes a little understanding, along with some patience and persistence.

As the Bates method is relatively easy to learn and apply, it makes sense to give it a try and check it out for yourself.  The most you risk losing is your blurry vision!

Although vision improvement is often thought of as a method of eye-exercises, this is far from Dr. Bates' original teachings.  Yes, it still takes time to learn the method and some patience to allow the eye muscles to relax into seeing.  Clear vision without glasses usually does not appear by magic.  And neither does it come from forcing your eyes to move around in all directions of the clock for ten minutes every day...

If your vision is blurry, your eye muscles have probably been straining for some time and need to learn to let go of their effort.  Depending on the level of strain, this is easier for some people than for others.  If you have not yet worn glasses or contacts you are likely to improve faster than those who have, yet we all have the ability to improve our vision without glasses.

It comes down to a choice in how you use your eyes all day long.  That choice is open to everyone.  You too can start improving your vision as soon as you become aware of the difference between straining to see and relaxing to see.

The typical vision challenges that the Bates method works well for are:

- Nearsightedness (Myopia)
- Farsightedness (Hyperopia)
- Astigmatism
- Crossed Eyes (Strabismus / Exophoria / Esophoria)
- "Old Age Sight" (Presbyopia / The need for reading glasses after age 40)
- Eyestrain
- Floaters
- Red Eyes / Swollen eyes 
- Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
- Light Sensitivity
- Low Night Vision
- Eye Teaming challenges (Fusion problems)
- Ocular Headaches and Headaches in general.

Even diseases of the eye such as Retinitis Pigmentosa, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Conical Cornea, Uveitis, etc, are often helped when visual relaxation improves circulation to the eyes.  

No matter how long you have worn glasses or contacts, no matter what your age is, or how bad your vision is now, applying the Bates method will take you on your personal path back to clear natural vision without glasses.  

Better than 20/20 vision is possible!  My own experience proves it.  
How long it takes you to get there depends on when you take the first step...

The choice of Eyesight Deterioration:

1. It begins with Good Eyesight.

2. At some point you experience Visual Strain and/or Mental Stress.

3. Eye strain and tense eye muscles cause changes in the shape of the eye.

4. This results in lowered visual acuity.

5. You don't know what to do about it, so you visit an optometrist or eye doctor.

6. He or she measures the strain in your eyes, and presumes there is no way it will ever improve, so he prescribes corrective lenses or stronger lenses.

7. You are told you will have to get used to the lenses.

8. This results in more strained vision habits,
so you return to item 2 above.

9. The result of this choice is Poor Vision and a dependency on artificial lenses to see.

The choice of Eyesight Improvement:

1. It begins with Poor Eyesight and often a dependency on artificial lenses to see

2. But there is desire for knowledge to improve vision.

3. You 'google' or research how to get better vision without glasses.

4. You learn Better Vision Habits and use your lenses less or get a reduced prescription.

5. This reduces the visual strain and/or mental stress.

6. Which allows the eye muscles to relax and the eye will gradually regain its natural shape.

7. Your eyesight improves and your old lenses are now too strong for you.

8. You continue better vision habits,
so you return to item 4 above.

9. The result of this choice is vision that gets better and better, resulting in an ability to see clearly with your own eyes again

So you can view it as a 9 step program of vision, 
leading to either worse or better vision.
The choice is yours...

If you are ready for better vision without glasses,
start reading the basics of how to improve eyesight
and join a Natural Eyesight Class.

Your eyes will be grateful. Enjoy your path to clarity!
Esther Joy van der Werf

Are you still looking for a good reason 
to learn how to see better without glasses??


holy smiley face... You could just pray about it of course ...

God, grant me the senility
To forget the people
I never liked anyway,
The good fortune
To run into the ones I do,
And the eyesight to tell the difference.

author unknown


Do you know why there are so many potholes 
in the streets of San Francisco?
... It is Braille for the blind.

smiley Meir Schneider
(Meir is a delightful vision teacher in SF who overcame blindness and now drives a car again)


Yesterday I was walking down the street wearing my eyeglasses,
and all of a sudden my prescription ran out.
smiley with glasses Steven Wright


He came up to my table... He took my glasses off and he said, 
'Without your glasses, why, you're beautiful.'  
I said, 'Without my glasses, you're not half bad either.'

smiley with glasses Kit Hollerbach


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