An educational method intended to
improve vision by undoing a supposed habitual strain to see.
It was his theory that the eye
does not focus by changing the power of the lens, but rather by elongating the
eyeball, through use of the extraocular oblique muscles,
of the method is questionable, and his theory that the eye does not focus by changing
the power of the lens, but rather by elongating the eyeball, through use of the
extraocular oblique muscles, was contradicted by mainstream ophthalmology and
optometry of his day and still is today.
W. H. Bates:
The Bates method for good sight without glasses.
London: Faber and Faber, 1944. 159 pages.
A new revised editition of The cure of imperfect sight by treatment without glasses.
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