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Bates Method E-Books
published by Visions of Joy!

Read Without Glasses at Any Age - The Natural Method to Near Vision Clarity. A book to help those who wish to avoid or to overcome the need for reading glasses.

Bates Method Nuggets - Read the Golden Nuggets; the best of Dr. Bates' natural vision improvement method, brought together in one book.  This compact guide to improving your eyesight is ideal for your quick understanding and ease of learning.  Also available in paperback.

Bates Method View of ... - You can get detailed information about your specific vision challenge from this growing series of e-books on the Bates Method.

Better Eyesight magazines - For those who want it all - you can go right to the source for the best eyesight improvement answers; have Dr. Bates' complete and unedited collection of Better Eyesight magazines at your fingertips.  

Medical Articles by Dr. W.H. Bates - The complete collection of 30 medical articles published in various medical journals during 1886-1923.

Perfect Sight Without Glasses - Originally published by Dr. Bates in 1920, this excellent book is now available as a Free download!
(Do you prefer to read from paper?  I may have an original 1920 first edition hardcover book available.)

Dr. W.H. Bates of New York City, many years ago conceived an original idea.  Why not cure the abnormal condition of the eye?  Why not treat it as the medical profession treats an abnormal condition of any other part of the body? 
To find the cause and then to devise some means of relief involved research work which led him into fields never explored before. What he discovered will be explained.  The system he originated will be described.  By following his directions it is possible to correct the faltering function of the eye, and recover normal vision.

W.B. MacCracken M.D., in "Use Your Own Eyes"


Read Without Glasses at Any Age

Read without Glasses at Any Age book Read Without Glasses at Any Age - The Natural Method to Near Vision Clarity.
by Esther Joy van der Werf
Foreword by Ray Gottlieb, O.D., Ph.D.

A brand new book for anyone who wishes to avoid or overcome the need for reading glasses.

READ WITHOUT GLASSES AT ANY AGE
PDF, 3.4MB, 157 pages.
  US$ 19.00 

You will receive this e-book within a day or two of payment being received (depending on my travel schedule).
Simply make your payment now.  
Be sure to send a quick email or include a note with your check,  specifying that you are ordering the Read Without Glasses e-book.

NOTE:  If you prefer to read from paper rather than a computer screen, you can order the paperback version of Read Without Glasses at Any Age

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Bates Method Nuggets

Bates Method Nuggets book The Bates Method Nuggets are the golden nuggets of the Bates Method of natural eyesight improvement.  These are true gems, in their original form, the way Dr. William H. Bates published them in his monthly Better Eyesight magazines in the 1920s.  

Rather than reading the huge volume of information of all the magazines, Bates Method Nuggets contains the essence in a compact form.  The various parts of the method are sorted by subject, and step by step they provide you with a clear picture of the Bates Method in an easy and logical flow. 

This book can be used as an easy reference guide to
the Bates Method, and is very useful to newcomers to the method as well as long-time Bates fans.  You get the best of Dr. Bates' writings from the ten years after he published his book!

Book Review by 'Marchnall' on Amazon:
"If you are looking for a book to give you an overview of the Bates method get this book. I read the book, Better Eyesight Without Glasses by Dr. William Bates and like this book waaaay better than that one. Bates Method Nuggets is much easier to read and it goes over a ton of the exercises."


BATES METHOD NUGGETS
PDF, 1 MB, 22 Chapters, 124 pages.
  US$ 15.00 

You will receive this e-book within a day or two of payment being received (depending on my travel schedule).
Simply make your payment now.  
Be sure to send a quick email or include a note with your check, 
specifying that you are ordering the Bates Method Nuggets e-book.

NOTE:  If you prefer to read from paper rather than a computer screen, you can order the paperback version of Bates Method Nuggets

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The Bates Method View of...

Bates Method View of Cataracts ebook"The Bates Method View of..." is a growing series of e-books on the Bates Method, compiled by Visions of Joy.  These e-books are collections of Dr. Bates' writings on specific vision challenges.

These books contain original and unabridged texts taken from all of Dr. Bates' published writings regarding the specific topic.  You no longer need to search through all 132 issues of the Better Eyesight Magazines, the entire 1920 book and the 30+ medical articles Dr. Bates wrote, to find information that is applicable to your personal vision challenge.   This work has been done for you!  

In addition to gathering the original texts for each specific topic, each e-book has a summary of the methods used by Dr. Bates in overcoming those challenges.  This is valuable and inspiring information!


THE BATES METHOD VIEW OF...
Current titles available are:


  -  The Bates Method View of Cataracts             (57 pages, ISBN 978-1-935894-02-5)
  -  The Bates Method View of Floaters               (21 pages, ISBN 978-1-935894-04-9) 
  -  The Bates Method View of Glaucoma            (40 pages, ISBN 978-1-935894-05-6)
  -  The Bates Method View of Presbyopia         (70 pages, ISBN 978-1-935894-06-3)
  -  The Bates Method View of Conical Cornea   (33 pages, ISBN 978-1-935894-03-2)
  -  Eye Education In Our Schools                         (142 pages, ISBN 978-1-935894-07-0)
Two new titles recently added!
 -  The Bates Method View of Nystagmus         (22 pages, ISBN 978-1-935894-10-0)
 -  The Bates Method View of Retinitis Pigmentosa  (26p, ISBN 978-1-935894-11-7)


More topics will follow.

"Bates method view of cataracts is great!!  I am giving a printed copy to my mom.  I got mom to try some Bates Method activities and her cataracts started to reverse, (also another man, my old school teacher) and so far surgery for both of them is postponed.
If mom would stop the drugs and discontinue eyeglasses I bet her cataracts would be cured.  Thanks again."
Clark Night, Author of cleareyesight.info

NEW LOW PRICES on the above 'Bates Method View' series of e-books!!  
     Buy any one e-book in this series for US$ 10.00   
     Buy any two e-books in this series for US$ 18.00 
     Buy any three e-books in this series for US$ 25.00 
     Buy the entire set (currently 8 e-books) for US$ 65.00 

To buy any of the above titles, make a donation for the appropriate amount and be sure to send a quick e-mail listing the titles of the books you want. 
You will receive e-books as PDF attachments by email usually within a day or two of receipt of payment.

For more information on the above topics, go to our Solutions page. 
For more information on the book Eye Education In Our Schools go to the Schoolteachers page.

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 The entire unedited collection
of Dr. W.H. Bates'
Better Eyesight Magazines

Finally available: 
The complete, unedited set of Better Eyesight magazines! (1919-1930) 

This is the very best information on how to improve eyesight naturally.  
Learn how your vision can get better naturally, easily, and effectively.  

If you have only ever read the 1920 book "Perfect Sight Without Glasses" you may think that you know the Bates Method.  However, the information and case histories in this complete and unedited magazine collection will bring you to a much deeper level of understanding how Dr. Bates worked.

These 132 magazines reflect Dr. Bates' own growth and increased skills as he continued to develop his methods of achieving clear vision for his patients during the 10 years following the publication of his book. 
 
My own understanding of the Bates Method, and therefore my way of teaching, changed considerably as I read all the case histories and absorbed the variety of techniques Dr. Bates used to help his patients achieve perfect eyesight without glasses.  Since studying this collection in depth I instruct people more effectively and can help them reach better vision more easily and faster. 

See for yourself! You'll be amazed and inspired, you'll learn and understand. 
Clear vision will have a new meaning.

TAKE A LOOK :
View a Sample Page of this document.
Read the Foreword.

What others say about this collection:

"Wow Esther, what a fantastic document!  What a source of knowledge, and so easy to use!  I'm very impressed!  Esther, this is golden!  I'll treasure this.  It is more valuable than the original magazines because I can so easily find what I'm looking for in this.  This is a perfect source for teachers, better than any book.  People who are interested in the Bates Method, professionally or personally, can gain so much from this collection!"
Saskia Naber, Natural Vision Educator, Groningen, The Netherlands

"It is a nice feature that I can search through the entire collection and I like it.  What an accomplishment to finish all this!"
Toshiyasu Abe, Natural Vision Educator, Seattle, Washington

"Isn't one of the joys of computers the ability to look up things so easily?!  Now, through Esther's 7 months worth of painstaking efforts, we can have access to the complete Better Eyesight magazines of William Bates, on the computer! She has taken each monthly magazine, for all 11 years, and created an easy to read, easy to access, unedited full and complete document. All you need is Adobe Acrobat Reader (free!) to read the PDF file (most computers have that program). For example, imagine being able to search on "amblyopia" and see at a glance all of the references to it (in less than 2 seconds it shows me 62 references, with the first one showing, and a sidebar with the others in a clickable shorthand). Fabulous!   Thanks Esther for all your hard work!"
Kate Keilman, Natural Vision Educator, Oahu, Hawaii

"A new and fantastic resource for all students of Bates, the original, unedited, unexpurgated version of the Bates Eyesight Magazines is now available as a PDF; fully searchable (so finding that gem of a quote now takes a couple of seconds!) and entirely useful.  Great job :)"
Kevin Wooding, Natural Vision Educator, England


Elsewhere the first half of the unedited collection of 
Dr. Bates' Better Eyesight magazines is sold for US$150.00.  

Now, you can have this incredible resource on your own computer,
complete and
easily searchable, for only US$ 99.00 !
New Low Price! 
This complete magazine collection for only US$ 29.95!

THE COMPLETE UNEDITED BETTER EYESIGHT MAGAZINE COLLECTION
(PDF, 6 MB, 771 pages!
You will receive this e-book within a day or two of payment (depending on my travel schedule). Simply make your payment now.  
Be sure to send a quick email or include a note with your check, 
specifying that you are ordering the Better Eyesight magazine collection.

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Medical Articles
by William H. Bates, M.D.
1886 - 1923

New York Medical JournalMedical Articles by Dr. W.H. Bates
This document contains all 30 medical articles published by Dr. W.H. Bates between 1886 and 1923. The majority (16 of the 30) were published in the New York Medical Journal; twelve were published in various other medical journals; one in the Bridgeport Telegram, and one in Hearst’s International.
In addition there were three articles published in French medical journals between 1912 and 1921; two of these three have been included at the end (in French).

These thirty articles span most of Dr. Bates’ 45-year career as an ophthalmologist and they reflect the gradual change in his practice: away from the traditional medical methods of his early years as an eye doctor, to the variety of relaxation techniques used during the majority of his long career.

Check the full list of Dr. Bates' medical articles.

Old spelling in these articles has been left unchanged. Image quality in these articles is at times poor, but as these are the best images I could copy from the original articles, I have included them regardless of image quality.

It has taken about a decade to gather these articles and complete the collection. I hope that making them available again now, in searchable text format, nearly a century since the last publication, will contribute to a deeper understanding of the Bates Method by both teachers and students.

MEDICAL ARTICLES BY DR. W.H. BATES, 1886-1923
PDF, 3.5 MB, 140 pages.
  US$ 20.00

You will receive this collection by email within a day or two of payment being received (depending on my travel schedule).
Simply make your payment now.  
Be sure to send a quick email or include a note with your check, 
specifying that you are ordering Dr. Bates' Medical Articles collection.

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