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

The Joy of Clear Vision


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- Do you want to see clearly, without glasses or contact lenses?
- Are you apprehensive of laser surgery on your eyes?
- Did you try eye exercises without success?
- There IS a much better alternative...

Overcome blurry vision; regain clarity naturally!

Learn how to improve your eyesight with ease!

Few people are aware of the option of improving eyesight naturally.
All that most of us know is when our eyesight deterioriates, we can choose between either (stronger) glasses, or contact lenses, or becoming a guinea pig for the currently popular laser surgery industry. However, in the 1920s, Dr. Bates, a prominent eye surgeon in New York, developed a safe and effective natural option:

The Bates Method of Natural Vision Improvement.

Come explore natural ways of going from blur to clarity.
When you know what causes blurry vision you can do the opposite.
Then you will soon have better vision without glasses.
You'll be glad to know that vision improvement can be EASY!  
(And it is definitely NOT a regimen of eye exercises.)

Common 'side effects' of improved natural vision include: 
- better eye health,
- improved depth perception, 
- colors are seen more vividly, 
- self-confidence rises, 
- memory is better.

Gone or reduced are: 
- blurry vision,
- eye strain,
- neck tension,
- light sensitivity,
- headaches and migraines. 

You will love seeing clearly with your own eyes again!

Go ahead - enjoy Visions of Joy!

The menu at left provides an overview of this website's main pages and their content.  There is plenty to read, and updates happen regularly, so take it easy and return often (bookmark this page!).

ANNOUNCEMENT: My latest book Optimal Eyesight is available in many formats: Color-illustrated hardcover, paperback or e-book (PDF and Kindle).
A grayscale-illustrated paperback is available from all online bookstores.
An Audiobook version is also available! View all purchase options.
The Spanish edition: Visión Óptima
, is available now too.
Italian and Dutch translations will become available in 2024.


15 June 2024 - Vision Fundamentals group class in Brunssum, the Netherlands

3 August 2024 - Vision Fundamentals group class in Oak Park, CA

Ongoing (July 2019 to June 2030): Monthly Better Eyesight Podcast - A new episode comes out on the first of every month.

Did you hear about this? - A Video course in 4 sessions taught by Esther on how to improve your eyesight naturally!

The Bates Method View series of e-books has grown to a set of 11 books!
The newest editions are on the topics of Sunlight and Retinal Detachment.

Esther on the Robert Scott Bell Show (April 2024)
Robert Yoho MD (Ret) interviews Esther about the Bates Method (Mar 2024)
From crossed to straight; correct strabismus naturally. (Nov 2023)
An interview with Esther on Fear of Sunlight. (Oct 2022)
Watch the popular interview with Esther on Reversing Astigmatism. (Apr 2018)
Did you see all of Esther's interviews?

Read Esther's article: Practical Advice for Tired Eyes (July 2020)
Listen to Lucas interviewing Esther for QuaxPodcast (May 2020)
and this radio interview with Esther on One Radio Network (Nov 2019)

Leggere Senza Occhiali,
the Italian translation of Read Without Glasses at Any Age is available on
Read its 5-star reviews here!

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This irregular newsletter (average 4 per year) provides tips from Dr. Bates on how to regain clear vision and it keeps you updated on eyesight classes taught by Esther Joy van der Werf.

This website was most recently updated on: 5 June 2024

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