How long will it take and how many lessons will I need?Posted on February 1, 2016
Some clients may only need a few lessons, however most need between 8-12 lessons, and very often they may need several more. After 8-12 lessons however, a person should know enough about his/her own vision, what works best for him/her, and what needs most to be focussed on, to be able to continue on their own, (but with extra help from a teacher when desired).
The type of knowledge Bates Method provides doesn't usually cause "rapid" improvement, it's usually more a case of weeks and months. That's probably why it hasn't yet caught on into the mainstream - in our goal oriented, stress-filled western culture, people want quick fixes, which require no or minimal effort on their part, or not at all.
Unfortunately, the "quick fix" provided by glasses or operations, doesn't solve or heal the underlying condition actually causing the vision problem. This condition is often due to strain. The relaxing, rehabilitating, regenerating and healing effect of the Bates Method on the eyes and mind, enable the health of the eyes and clarity of vision to return, as much as is possible.
Just like any other part of the body, the eyes can make a recovery back to good health and good vision, particularly if helped with natural methods of relaxation and relearning of good visual habits. To me, this seems to be so logical and so obvious, and yet so many of us still believe that it's impossible.