With the strains on the eyes in modern life, the use of computers in particular, the Bates method is more relevant than ever and Jonathan Barnes has re-interpreted this classic self-help technique to bring it to a new generation that need its help.Developed by Dr William Bates in 1919, the Bates method is a series of exercises and everyday techniques to incorporate into your life that corrects all the common eye problems: short-sight, long-sight, astigmatism and the decline of vision due to age. It can correct anyone's vision techniques, teaching relaxation and visualisation exercises that ease the strain on the eyes and allows the eyes to perform at their best. There is no need for surgery or drugs. There is no need for any specialist knowledge, it is all laid out simply and clearly in this practical and accessible book, the only equipment needed are the eye charts that are included in the book. Just a half hour per day and your sight could significantly improve to the extent that glasses and contact lenses may no longer be needed.