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

Group Classes

Do you wish you could see clearly without glasses or contacts?

Are you apprehensive of laser surgery on your eyes?

There IS a much better alternative ...

... Eye Education with Visions of Joy!

Much of the Bates Method covers the basic needs of your eyes which are useful for everybody to know, regardless of your current visual challenge. For that reason group classes are very effective. In one day a group class can take you a long way on your path to visual clarity, at a cheaper rate than private lessons. You will also benefit from other students' questions, things you might not have thought to ask yourself. You will meet people who are on the same path, which can provide support after the class. A private lesson after a group class is an ideal way to tailor what you learned to your specific needs so you make the fastest possible progress to natural clear vision.

In vision classes...

... you will learn how to use your eyes the way nature intended
... you will discover how to improve your visual clarity
... you are very likely to already see the first improvements!

No age limitations, no matter how bad or good your eyesight is now,
take this opportunity to open your eyes to a brighter world.
The only prerequisites are an open mind 
and a sincere desire to see clearly with your own eyes.

Minimum participatin for a group class is 6 people. Costs shown are per person and my travel cost (if any) will be added onto that.

2016 update: You can now also view the information provided in a typical group class on video, see the new video course.


NOTE: Due to major book writing projects very few group classes are being scheduled.  
However, I continue to take new private students;  either in person, by phone or by email.
If a group class is desired, feel free to contact me to discuss the options.

Vision Classes

Vision Fundamentals - level 1  

Know the eye-essentials!  
This is essential information on natural vision improvement.  
This class provides a basic understanding of the Bates Method. 
It covers the fundamentals of the method in theory and practice.

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: US$ 90 p.p.
Next class: 17 October 2020, Brunssum, Netherlands
Further information to follow soon.
Note: If you wear contact lenses, you want to be able to take them out during the class.

Fundamentals - level 2

In this class you learn and practice many vision accelerator tools.
These tools can speed up your progress tremendously. 
This class will help you regain and maintain good vision for life.
Note: Only for graduates of Vision Fundamentals level 1 and
students who have had two or more hours of private consultations.

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: US$ 90 p.p.
Next class: To be arranged.


"Esther Joy van der Werf is one of the most effective,
caring, and knowledgeable vision teachers I have met
in my 25 years of being an optometrist.
If you want to improve your vision, Take her class!!!"

Marc Grossman, O.D., L.Ac.
author of 'Greater Vision', 'Natural Eye Care'
and 'Beyond 3D: Magic Eye - Improve Your Vision'

Read Without Glasses

The essential information you need to easily read without glasses.
Practice all the techniques from the Read Without Glasses at Any Age book
and ask any questions you have about your near vision.
This class will help you regain and maintain good vision at the near point.
This class combines well with a level 1 vision fundamentals class.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: US$ 60 p.p.
Next class: To be arranged.


"I'm impressed.  The students loved your practical approach.  
You are one of only a few vision educators who 
really understand the Bates Method."

Samuel A. Berne, O.D.
author of Creating Your Personal Vision, a Mind-Body Guide for Better Eyesight

Group classes at your location

I am available to teach your group at your location.
* Three hour vision fundamentals, or
*  One day seminars, combining levels 1 and 2 in six hours.
(Pricing depends on location and group size.)

Please contact Visions Of Joy to make arrangements.
Also check the travel schedule to see if/when I may be near your home town.

Note: If you wear contact lenses, you want to be able to take them out during the class.


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Vision Improvement Day

This one day class covers most aspects of the Bates Method.
It combines Vision Fundamentals levels 1 and 2.
Many students begin to see clearer during this day. 
You will know what it takes to get rid of your glasses.
You will learn the natural vision habits in depth, 
plus practice many of the vision accelerator tools.

Duration: 10am to 5pm

Next class: Thursday 26 September 2019
Location: Castricum, Netherlands

Contact Pieter Wester to register

Duration: 10am to 5pm
Next class: Saturday 28 September 2019
Location: Harderwijk, Netherlands

Contact Rijn de Jonge to register

The same class will also be taught in Padova, Italy
on 12-13 October 2019, where it fills two days due to translation.
Contact Esther for information on this Padova class.

Note: If you wear contact lenses, you want to be able to take them out during the class.

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