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

Private Lessons

Private lessons in the Bates Method of natural vision improvement are the most effective way to improve your eyesight. You can learn from books by trial and error, or you can get personalized help from an experienced Bates teacher who tailors lessons to your eyesight challenges.

You will receive personal attention and information specific to your visual needs. Supporting documents and eyecharts are provided so you can continue your path to clarity with confidence at home.

Due to my twenty years of experience in teaching the Bates Method, you'll find lessons with me are effective and bring results right away. Most people make measurable improvement in the first session (2 hours), which is your encouragement, motivation and confidence booster! From then on, you'll know that making progress to clarity is easier than you thought!

Private lessons are available in one or two hour sessions. The first session is usually 2 hours; you will gain a thorough understanding of the Bates method's fundamentals so you can begin to make progress on your own. If you have not yet worn glasses, the initial session may be all you need, however, for most people, five or six hours are more likely to be helpful. After that you'll know enough to continue on your own. I am not the type to ask you to commit to weekly lessons for months on end, I don't believe you need that. Lessons are scheduled at your pace, whenever you are ready for a next step.

Private lessons are $150 per hour
SAVE:  Make a commitment to your vision: Pay in advance and save $50!
Get 5 hours (spread over several sessions) for $700.
Two or three day intensives are available for those traveling from afar.

LOCATION:   Ojai, California


You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire before your appointment.
Please contact Visions Of Joy to request it and to make an appointment.

For results obtained with private lessons, please read the testimonials.
Check out the travel schedule, perhaps Visions Of Joy is coming to you!

 

Video Consultations

Vision improvement consultations are also available via Skype.

If you are highly motivated but aren't able to come to a class, it can be really useful to get personal guidance via on-line video.
Using video has the advantage that I can see your eyes and can therefore help you more effectively than I ever could by telephone.  In addition you get to enjoy my clear explanations and visual demonstrations.
You will need a computer with camera and microphone.
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Take lessons at
home via Skype! Photo courtesy of George Terberg, NL.

You will receive personal attention and information specific to your visual needs so you can continue your path to clarity with confidence on your own. Supporting documents and eyecharts will be emailed to you to print at home.

Video consultations are available in one hour sessions. In the first session you will gain enough understanding of the Bates method's fundamentals that you can begin to make progress on your own. If you have not yet worn glasses, the initial session may be all you need, however, for most people, five or six hours are more likely to be helpful. You will then know enough to continue on your own. I am not the type to ask you to commit to weekly lessons for months on end, I don't believe you need that. Lessons are scheduled at your pace, whenever you are ready for a next step.

Video consultations are $140 per hour
SAVE:
 
Make a commitment to your vision and save $50!  
           Get 5 video consultations of 1 hour each for $650.  

You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire before your appointment.
Please contact Visions Of Joy to request it and to make an appointment.


The following comments were received from people who have had one or more video consultations:

Esther, It sure is great that you have taught me the correct way to look at everything. Today wherever I went I looked for the detail and the other stuff just came in clear - driving, walking, etc. You are a god sent person and I am very thankful. It really is great I can tell with just 2 sessions I am making great strides!!!!! Thank you so much.
Candy L, Denver, Colorado


Dear Esther: All your information was so wonderful, thank you. I so enjoyed the session and felt a sense of relaxation and well-being when we were done. I printed out all your handouts, and copied your palming meditation to my mp3 player to listen to daily and will practice my homework. So much appreciation for taking so much time to explain everything. I now feel more empowered to be able to see clearly and naturally thanks to your expertise.
Jason N., Petaluma, California

Hi, just wanted to let you know that Michael went to the Eye specialist today (an appt we have had booked for a while). He couldn't believe it - Michael went from 200 to 80 in his eye, that was him just cupping and looking at the chart, he was amazed and asked how long we had been patching (which is what the optometrist had said we should try one more time as a last effort to improve his vision). My husband told him that we patched for about an hour a day and did relaxation exercises. The specialist was a bit confused by this and then put the lenses on Michael’s eyes and said that he felt his eye had improved to only 100 and said for him to keep doing what he was doing, and he would be back in November again. He also said this was the best that eye had seen since he started seeing the specialist a couple years ago. So THANK YOU!!!!
Pauline P, mother of Michael, age 9, Vancouver, BC, Canada
(Michael's right eye vision was at 20/500 when he had his first vision session 3 weeks previous - this doctor visit shows he has made an excellent 500% improvement. ~ EJvdW)



I have one skype consultation with Esther Van der Werf, and I continue to belive in Bates method, because Esther is so professional and very kind person. In those 1 hour, she explained me in details, all stuffs which concerned me related to my vision and contact lense wearing during my session. I have high dioptre [-5.00 ~ EJvdW], and I decide to invest my time and money in right thing, and that is for sure, this skype consultation!
People don't waste your time with do this method on your own...it is hard sometimes...I did this exercise about 2 years on my own, and many times I got confused because, simply all Bates method has many secrets, which you will never find on some community, book etc... She is very patient person and so calm, she is good listener too. As well she makes Bates stuffs more easily then you could read in some book... Bates method is big deep ocean with many wrong ways, but nevertheless, we need someone hand to guide us to find our path to the clarity!

Since I had session with you, which are help me to better understand Bates method, I am even during the session improved my vision as well, when you teach me to open eyes briefly for a second to absorb some light. I notice this next morning, and this is great thing!!!

You're really great person and I didn't made mistake about choosing my Bates teacher.
With you, all of my concerns are gone now, and I feel relaxed and get more positive energy to continue my journey!!!

Bojan Brankovic, Serbia


My Mom has been doing really well and I think she suns or gets under a full spectrum light every day....she's very motivated. She says her eyes are much less red and scratchy-feeling and thinks it's helping her a lot.  She's also been palming and doing the hot-cold compresses like you suggested, which I think she really likes.  I burned CD's of the phone session and your teleconference for her and she's listened to those plus is reading the books I bought from you (those are very good, by the way).  Anyway, thank you so much for everything.  It's making a difference for both of us. 
Vicki Winchell, San Dimas, California


I want to say to you Esther, that my eyesight has improved so much, since our session on the phone.  I read the paper tonight.  It was a little blurred, but I could see some of the small print sometimes, then I rested the eyes and had another go. bingo!  All I am doing is the palming with your voice once a day so far.  Thanks so much. 
Jan Crisp, Bournemouth, England


I have seen a big improvement this week in my vision!  I am really excited...thanks for all your help!
Marty Meyer, Independence, California


Thank you again for speaking with me last Saturday.  I'm doing great already!  Yesterday was sunny, and I went for a walk...I was getting a lot of clear flashes, and I'm already becoming much more aware of where I can relax in my neck, jaw, and eyes. 

Marie Severance, Madison, Wisconsin


Hello Esther! ... I am very grateful for having been allowed the experience of your session with me.  It seems that each day I realize more.  Unbelievable yet real, I have not used the reading glasses but to just verify what I think I see and only 3x since the session.  I find the most significant changes after palming.  Hardly am I aware of a grainy/sandy feeling in my eyes or tightness during the day.  My vision overall is clearer, sharper & brighter!  
My head/neck & shoulders are more relaxed in posture and in movement. 
Mille gracie!! :-)  Love & light, Phyllis
Phyllis C, Phoenix, Arizona



Thanks for the session, I've learned quit a lot in such a short time.
Z.W., Beijing, China

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