Seeing better without glasses: a scientific illusion that continues to sell

DECRYPTION – Over a century old, these methods are still successful although they have no efficacy or medical validity.

Through Pauline Lena

Dr. William Bates (1860-1931) considers glasses to damage the eyes.
The D
r William Bates (1860-1931) considers that glasses damage the eyes.
Dmytro Flisak / Dmytro Flisak –

“The cause of all refractive errors is just a thought – a bad thought – and the cure is as quick as the thought that brings relaxation.” Here is one of the good phrases from Cure visual defects with treatment without glasses, the famous work of Dr William Bates, New York ophthalmologist from the early 20th centurye century. He then considers that glasses damage the eyes and that his method of “Remember black perfectly” helps treat all eye diseases, including infections. The book lends itself to smile as the aberrations of reasoning and scientific errors, already underlined at the time, multiply. However, the book continues to sell today and the first results that we find on the internet when we look for how to “improve vision” are methods directly inspired by Bates’ rantings to see better without glasses, such as the “Eye yoga”.

Doctor William Bates (1860-1931) Anonymous

“I don’t believe it, it’s absurd, indicates the Pr Claude

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