(Bates Method & Vision Therapy / Pinhole Eyewear)
|Mr John Loh
I have been using the Vision Therapy Eyewear for 3 weeks and my eyesight
has improved such that my current glasses is over-powered.I know that because
things become 'too clear and sharp' when I wear them
and it gets very uncomfortable. I have stopped wearing
them since last week except for driving and seeing far-away
writings on whiteboards. I have contacted Natural Vision to make a pair of stepped-down glasses. 5 Nov 07.
Ms Yenni, Executive
Ms Shirley Ng, Teacher, 53
I have myopia, presbyopia and astigmatism. The Eyewear helps me see better, giving me a “three-in-one vision”. “Three weeks after using it, I could see better without my glasses.” I felt giddy wearing my spectacles and went for an eye examination. My optician told me that my myopia has improved by 0.25 degrees!
Ms Yenni, Executive
I have been wearing glasses about 19 years. My left eye was –2.25 and right eye was –2.00. In fact I know about the pinhole glasses since 19 years ago, however due to several reasons I was not able to own one.
In 4th April 2006, I was so lucky that I found the pinhole glasses that I had yearned for so long and the price is reasonable for me. Without any hesitation, I had got myself one. I have followed the eyewear instructions to practice centralized vision via the pinhole glasses during the whole month of April. I practiced it about 10-15 minutes every morning and evening. During May, I was busy with my work, that’s why I did not practiced with the eyewear in daily basis.
I had attended the eyewear preview talk during beginning of June. There after I was so motivated and decided not to wear my prescription glasses any more. I even enrolled myself to join the Workshop on 24th of June as well. With the kindness and helpful guidance/training from all the Natural Vision team mates on that Workshop. I’ve learned more about the proper way or techniques to improve or to maintain our eyesight.
At the end of June 2006, I purposely went to an Optical Center to check my eyes. Guess what? My left eye is –1.75 and right eye is –1.50! Isn’t it amazing? Then I got myself a pair of stepped-down glasses for emergency use with the power of both left and right eye –1.00!
I’ve explained to my brother about the vision improvement that I’ve gained from the eyewear and the techniques as well. My brother follows the practice. He eyesight was left –4.75 and right –4.50 but now he is comfortable with his stepped-down glasses with the power of left –3.75 and right –3.50. He can even drive in the evening/night time with his stepped-down glasses!!!
I believe if both my brother and myself continue follow the techniques and practice, we can throw away the prescription glasses in 2 to 3 years time!! Good luck to those who believe in the eyewear! We all will have a CLEARER and BRIGHTER future!
Mr Brian N, Senior Manager
My son and I attended the Bates Method Workshop in June 2006. After 1 and half months of practising the principles and techniques taught in the Workshop, my son visited our optician for an eye checkup. To our joy, my son's glasses' prescription actually drop by 50 degrees! He has been upgrading his glasses ever since, and not only his power didn't increase, this is the first time, it came down. We are very motivated to continue practising the Bates Method, and are confident that we will be able to discard our glasses soon.
“I spend a lot of time in front of the computer for work and games. As a result, my
glasses (250 degrees) need constant upgrading every year. After attending the
Bates Method Workshop since 2004, my vision has improved tremendously.
I go without my stepped-down glasses frequently, and I forget about the glasses most of the time. Recently, I went to the movies without my glasses and I can see!” My dad is inspired by my success, and had since downgraded his prescription glasses several times.
Mr Robert, Real Estate Professional
I find my reading glasses bothersome. One day I came across an ad by Natural Vision promoting the Bates Method. My colleague and I attended the Workshop. After about 4 months of practising what we had learnt in the Workshop, and reading the papers and computer screen with the aid of the vision therapy eyewear, I discovered that I don't need my existing presbyopic prescription of +2.50, but instead a reduced power to +1.00 allows me to read clearly equally well.
Richard Lim, Professional
“After using the Eyewear to read for a few weeks, my vision has improved. Nowadays, I read without my reading glasses (+2.75 diopter)." Straits Times, Aug 14, 2005.
The Sequeira Family
I have improved my vision by 50% in 3 months (before:-1.75 myopia; -1.75 astigmatism, after: -1.75 myopia; zero astigmatism) by incorporating
the Bates Method in my lifestyle, and using a stepped-down pair
of glasses dispensed by the Natural Vision Centre. Even my astigmatism
is completely gone!
My husband (before: -5.50; after – 3.25) has also improved his vision by 40% in 3 months. Most importantly, my 6-year-old daughter’s spectacle prescription has stopped increasing (has been going up every year) and she is wearing a pair of glasses 20% less powerful than prescribed by our former optician, and she can see 6/6 without a sweat.
Keng Yi, Student, 13
"Since attending the Bates Workshop by Natural
Vision, I go about without my glasses of 250 degrees
(myopia) very comfortably. I know how to relax my
eyes and see better without glasses and eyestrain.
I even played tennis without them. Now when I wear
my glasses, I feel they are too strong and cause
Mrs Singh & Prithipal, Student, 4
"My daughter (Prithipal) is 4 years old with
about 400 on both eyes. The eye doctors who treated
her told me that myopia was an inevitable part of
being a Singaporean child and there was nothing
that we could do about it. I could not accept this
and was disheartened by the attitude of these doctors.
Hence, it was very timely for us that Young Parent's
carried a short article on the natural vision classes
run by Jim. I attended his seminar in Dec 2002.
Since then, my daughter and I have spent the last
3 months practising good eye habits, and the eye
chart. We understand about factors that affect our
natural vision and how to care for our natural vision.
We are now using our step-down glasses and I am
confident that with Jim's guidance, we are on the
path to regaining our natural vision."
"After attending the Bates Method by Natural
Vision, I experienced tearing and headaches in the
first week when I removed my glasses (-2.50) whenever
I can. However, in the second week, I got used to
the blur and even experienced flashes of clarity.
Now that I know the key principles and habits of
natural vision, I am teaching the Bates techniques
to my 6-year-old myopic child."
"After attending the vision workshop by Natural
Vision, I removed my glasses (R:-1.25 L:-2.25) most
of the time when I am at home. After about three
months, I went to an optical shop to gauge my progress.
My vision has improved to -0.50 on my right eye
and -1.75 on my left. That is a 60% improvement!
I know that the Bates Method works, and am encouraging
my myopic daughter to adopt the good vision habits
prescribed by the Bates Method."
"My wife had attended the Bates Method workshop
by Natural Vision. She was convinced that the vision
system can self-heal and had done a pair of stepped-down
glasses. She encouraged me to do the same. I made
a pair of stepped-down glasses with Natural Vision,
removing 50 degrees of astigmatism (from my current
pair of glasses of 500; 450 myopia, and 50 degrees
astigmatism). After 2 weeks of wearing the stepped-down
pair of glasses with no astigmatism correction,
I felt very comfortable with it, and could see everything
I need to see. I know that my vision is improving,
and had also stepped down my back-up pair of glasses
which I use at work, since the original power (-5.00)
feels too strong now. We had also gotten our son
a stepped-down pair of glasses."
"I attended the Bates Method workshop by Natural
Vision in September 2003. The principles and habits
of natural clear vision were very helpful. I am
more knowledgeable about how to see in a relaxed
manner, eliminating eyestrain, taking off my glasses
without straining my eyes, and experience vision
improvement everyday (except during days when there
is too much work and tight deadlines).
Jim, in his workshop had encouraged us to invest
in a pair of stepped-down (downgraded power) glasses,
in order to facilitate the vision system to self-heal.
My old pair of glasses is 350 degrees (myopia).
The stepped-down is 250 degrees. I am very comfortable
using the step-down glasses, and continue to experience
flashes of clarity. I am very excited and encouraged
about my vision improvement, and look forward to
discarding my glasses completely."