School years can be a challenging time for many children,
and this can show in their eyes. Especially third grade (age 8),
when we switch from learning-to-read to reading-to-learn, often
proves to be a stumbling block as far as vision goes. The letters
become smaller, while expectations rise. The resulting added stress
in a child's life can easily cause blurry vision. When that happens,
the child is usually taken for a first visit to an optometrist
and may be prescribed glasses.
The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way.
Children at this early stage of eyesight challenges can often easily
return to clear vision and can avoid needing glasses by simply being
taught how to relax their eyes again. As the strain has not had much
chance to take hold or become deeply habitual, the progress they make
can be very fast and lasting.
Dr. Bates spent many years helping school children. He found that
by simply hanging up an eyechart in the classrooms, along with giving
some simple instructions, the necessity for glasses in the entire
school, including the teachers, was decimated.
NEW BOOK !
If you are interested in helping the children's vision in your
school, then Visions of Joy's 142 page book 'Eye Education
in our Schools' has the information you need to get started.
This excellent book has, for the first time ever, brought together
specific information regarding use of the Bates Method of eye
education in schools. At the end of the book I have
added a practical overview of the advice given by Dr. Bates to
schoolteachers and children.
I believe that with just this book, an eye-chart
(free), and possibly Dr. Bates' original
book (free), any school can implement eye education with a
minimum amount of time and effort required from the teachers,
and they can begin reaping the results of improved vision for
their students. This method has been successfully used in
various schools in the past, and deserves to be widespread knowledge
Having personally experienced
the immense joy of regaining clear vision, I trust that anyone who
reads and studies this book will also benefit greatly from this
knowledge. I sincerely hope that you will contribute to
returning the Bates Method of eye education into the schools, where it
belongs and where it can be of greatest benefit.
To obtain a copy of 'Eye Education
In Our Schools', make a donation of
US$ 10.00 to Visions of Joy and send an
email stating that you are ordering the 'Eye Education In
Our Schools' book. Within a day or two of receipt of your
payment you will receive an email with the PDF file of this book
Also see Children's Vision
Below is an example of one of
the many articles in the book 'Eye Education In Our Schools'.