For Healthy Eyes, Body & Clear Eyesight (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for PDF containing entire directions)
Also for the blind, advanced vision impairment, cataract, glaucoma and people very sensitive to sunlight due to addiction to sunglasses or many years wearing eyeglasses. (Epileptics affected by flashing, moving light cannot do parts of this practice. See ‘Saccadic Sunning’ with the tree leaves, fence, hands… in the E-book. If the eyes had surgery; see the previous page for directions.) Other people may do all the practices. Practice in a state of relaxation. The body, eyes should be free of drugs, medications, eye drops, chemicals. A good diet, nutrition maintained. Avoid eating soy, tofu, certain herbs. They impair the vision, thyroid and eye function.
Sunlight, Closed & Open-Eyed Sunning, Sunlight on the Sclera and the Sun-Glass Treatment are applied in this way, order #1-8b; (Take your time. # 7 – 8b can be practiced in the future after the eyes build tolerance to sunlight.)
1 – Expose the open eyes to natural full spectrum sunlight outside. No sunglasses, tinted, colored, uv blocking… lenses, no eyeglasses or contact lenses. No sunscreen, uv blocking skin creams. Start by walking around in partial shade under a tree. Wear a white hat with a wide brim if the light feels too strong.
2 – Face the sunlight, then the sun through the tree leaves. Blink and move ‘shift’ the eyes and head/face with the eyes side to side; left, right, left, right, then up, down… Relaxed, easy, slowly. Then; work your way into the sunlight with, then without the hat. Walk around in the sunlight, look at the tree tops, clouds. Blink, eyes shifting.
3a – Face the bright sky, then sky near the sun with eyes open. Blink, eyes shifting. Then, close the eyes and face directly at the sun with the hands a few inches in front of the eyes. Open the fingers and move the hands-fingers across the eyes/face; left and right, up and down, diagonally… allowing sunlight and shadows to shine, move upon the closed eyes. The eyes, head are moved side to side, up, down… as the hands, fingers also move.
3b – Repeat # 3a with eyes open. Blink frequently, keep the eyes, head moving, shifting. Rest.
4 – Practice Open-Eyes Sunning, briefly, for a few seconds. (no hands) Face the sun. Keep the eyes and head moving. Eyes shifting. Blink frequently. Then stop and rest. Repeat, then rest.
Try Saccadic Sunning; move the hands-open fingers up and down, left and right, diagonally… in front of the eyes while facing the sun; eyes open, then closed, then open. Eyes, head moving. (see picture below)
When facing the sun, sunning; a white cloth mask with non-obstructed eyeholes can be worn to protect the face from sunburn. Do get some sunlight on the skin for vitamin D… production and top of the head (no hat) to strengthen chakras, chi energy centers, flow. (When sunning, moving the head, eyes; see the sun ‘swing’ opposite.)
5 – Practice the Sunlight on the Sclera ‘white of the eye’ Treatment. Face the sun. Eyes open. Look down, the eye’s pupils under bottom eyelids. Pull both eyes top eyelids up and move the eyes, head side to side to move sunlight upon the top of the sclera. Then do the bottom sclera. (See directions on previous pages.) Stop the sclera treatment. Rest.
6 – Do Closed-Eyes Sunning. Face the sun. Move the eyes, head/face side to side-left and right, up, down, diagonally, circle the sun counter-clockwise, clockwise, draw the figure eight. The head moves with the eyes in the same direction. Closed eyes sunning can be done for 10-30… minutes or longer. (No sunglasses, eyeglasses..!)
7 – Practice Open-Eyes Sunning, briefly, a few seconds. Keep the eyes and head moving. Head moves with the eyes, in synchronization. Blink frequently. Then stop and rest. Repeat, then rest. Open-eyed sunning can be practiced for a bit longer time as the eyes get used to the sunlight. If you see a light-spot in the visual field (like a temporary after-image seen after looking at a light bulb or a neon sign at night); stop, limit open-eyed sunning exposure time until the eyes build more tolerance to the sun. Light-spots are yellow, red, blue, various colors and change color. Light-spots should disappear in a short time. When the eyesight, eyes, mind-visual system are functioning normal, relaxed, healthy, no tension, strain; there is no sensitivity to sunlight, light-spots are few and fade away. Spots can last for months if sunning is done wrong and/or there is tension, strain in the visual system.
Improve adjustment of the eyes, vision, retina, visual purple production, iris-pupil reaction size to light and dark by alternating; Palming, Sunning, Palming, Sunning. Sunlight, Sunning and Palming improves day and night vision. Sunlight relaxes the mind, body, eyes and eye muscles. The clearer the vision=the less sensitivity to sunlight.
8a – Use the Sun-Glass Treatment on Closed Eyes. Do one eye at a time. (See complete directions, placement, distance of the glass, heat tests… on previous and next pages. Use only if necessary.) Look far down, the eyes pupil is under the lower eyelid to keep light away from the pupil. Keep the eyes closed. The light beam through the sun-glass is moved side to side 5-10 seconds on the closed eyelid, upon the upper sclera area, through the eyelid. Then do the other eye.
Rest. Repeat if comfortable. (For 8a & 8b; Time the light is on the eye can be longer when done by an eye doctor.)
8b – Use the Sun-Glass Treatment on Open Eyes. (See complete directions, placement, distance of the glass, heat tests… on previous and next pages. Use only if necessary.) Do one eye at a time. The eyes look far down, the eyes pupil is under the lower eyelid to keep the light away from the pupil. Sunlight through the glass must not shine into the pupil! (Patch the other eye.) Lift the upper eyelid of the un-patched eye. The light beam through the sun-glass is moved for a few seconds on the eyes upper sclera ‘white area’ of the eye. Stop. Now switch the eyepatch to this eye. Do the sun-glass treatment on the other eye. Stop the sun-glass treatment. Rest. Walk around in normal sunlight alternating with shade under a tree. Do a few seconds of open-eyed sunning (no sun-glass); blink and shift the eyes across the sun to get balanced, full spectrum sunlight into the eyes because; a negative effect of the sun-glass is that it emits unbalanced light. (See next page.) If blind; watch for moving light, shadow when doing sunlight treatments. Watch for flashes of clear or partially clear vision immediately or as time passes. Moving the hands in front of the eyes when facing the sun helps activate the retina, cones, rods, nerves, lens, brain’s function with the eyes and appearance of moving light which leads to a return of the vision. (The Sun-Glass Treatment is used only if necessary, temporarily and is applied only by an experienced Bates Method Natural Eyesight Improvement Ophthalmologist with many excellent patient references.)
Precautions, Benefits for the Sun-Glass, Sunlight Treatments
This is an old Bates Method treatment. It can heal some types of blindness, advanced eye problems, cataract. It must be preserved but done correct. Complete old and modern directions, warnings must be taught for safety of the Sunglass (Burning Glass) because it is a magnifying glass and sunlight passing through a magnifying glass can burn, blind the eye. Dr. Bates is not here now to apply it, teach us how to use it correct. It must not be advised for, given out to every student.
The sunglass is not needed except sometimes in advanced cases of vision impairment, blindness and should be done only by an expert Ophthalmologist experienced in the Bates Method and only after other, safe methods are tried first. This type of doctor is hard to find so people often apply this method on their own or with a friends help. Be careful! Study the directions completely and be sure you can trust the friend. Experts with clear enough eyesight or perfect perception of the location of the light can do it themselves.
The Sunglass is a magnifier, a glass and similar to a strong reading eyeglass prescription; sunlight passing through it becomes very unbalanced, no longer full spectrum, it converts to partial spectrum light and abnormally focused light which is not healthy, it’s not the beneficial full spectrum sunlight we get when it’s not passing through glass, plastic, windows, eyeglasses… People that use the Sunglass every day or weekly… are placing unbalanced, partial spectrum light on the eye. This continual exposure to unbalanced sunlight waves is unhealthy. Even monthly or less often can be harmful; it is only needed for treating blindness… and must be a temporary practice!
Using the sun-glass inside under artificial light bulbs (which produce imbalanced light), makes the light through the sunglass more imbalanced, unnatural, removes more of the light spectrum, impairs the eyes, retina, lens… health, function and clarity of vision. The light is not ‘perfect’ full spectrum as healthy natural pure sunlight not passing through a glass, even if you use the best full spectrum lamp. A safe type of full spectrum lamp (no fluorescent, no types that are too hot) is healthy for indoor light and can be used for sunning the eyes when stuck working inside and in low sunlight areas of the planet, but; passing this light through the sunglass makes it partial, unbalanced, unhealthy.
Used correct, temporarily by an Ophthalmologist, the sun-glass treatment can save the eyesight, the eyes health, but; it’s a temporary treatment and is combined with permanent use of the Bates Method and natural full spectrum sunlight NOT passing through the sunglass. The Sun-Glass and Open-Eyed Sunning are not needed for most cases. Open-eyed sunning (and the Sunglass Treatment) are also controversial due to the depletion of the planets ozone layer from pollution so detailed instructions, precautions must be given. Some areas of the planet have better ozone protection. Colored spots in the visual field lasting for days, months is a side effect when these treatments are done wrong. Some open-eyed sunning can be done safely and with great benefit to the health of the eyes, body, mind and vision. Sunlight is a natural antidepressant, a healer. Vision can become clear, eyes healthy with use of the Bates Method, avoiding eyeglasses and obtaining natural exposure to normal sunlight by just walking outside daily, looking at the bright sky, clouds, trees, moving the eyes, face across the sun with blinking for short periods and using Closed-Eyes Sunning. (No; eyeglasses, tinted glasses, sunglasses, uv blocking glasses, contacts… when sunning, using the sun-glass or any sunlight treatments. The sun-glass light never shines on, in the eyes pupil. It shines only on the sclera, white of the eye.)
I prefer direct full spectrum, balanced sunlight on the sclera `white of the eye’ (see directions, pictures on previous pages) without the light passing through the sunglass or any type of glass, plastic, eyeglasses, sunglasses… I use closed eyes sunning and a bit of occasional open-eyed sunning. Look directly at the sun, always with eye, head movement, keep the eyes shifting, blink often, avoid staring. Move the head with the eyes, at the same time, same direction. Limit eye exposure time and protect the skin from sunburn. Do the long swing, sway, figure eight… facing the sun. Try saccadic sunning under a tree, in front of a fence or with hand/fingers movement. I like to watch, copy animals, birds natural reaction to the sun, their instincts.
Good nutrition, diet, no drugs, chemicals. Healthy eyes work best with healthy full spectrum sunlight.
The Sun-Glass (Burning-Glass) Treatment is only for the blind, cases of advanced vision impairment. The sun-glass can burn the eye if done incorrect. It is a magnifying glass, it can set objects on fire! The sun-glass must be a small convex lens ( ) magnifying glass, plus diopters. When used correct it activates, brings function, life to the eyes retina, light receptors, nerves, lens…
Closed Eyes Sun-Glass treatment is applied first.
It is the safest way to do the treatment and is often completely effective along with the other sunlight treatments without applying the Open-Eyed Sun-Glass. For both closed eyes and open eyes sun-glass treatment; precautions must be taken. Only an Ophthalmologist trained in this method should apply it. All these conditions must be exact so the light from the glass does not burn the eye; Size, (length across the center of the circular glass from one side to the other), strength, diopter, thickness-amount of curvature of the convex magnifying glass, amount of magnification of the glass, the placement and angle of the glass and the distance the glass is placed from the eye, size and strength of the light spot on the eye (sclera), how strong must the light be to be effective but also safe, not too hot. Do not use the sunglass in very strong sunlight. The brightness, strength of the sun speeds and increases the heat of the light through the sunglass posing a risk of burning the eye. Strength of the sun-time of day, area on planet, ozone layer state and other conditions affect the heat of the light spot, it’s potential to burn, injure the eye. Precision, perfect application must be applied. Do not shine the light into the eyes pupil! When applying open eyes Sun-glass; the eye looks far down with the pupil protected, covered by the lower eyelid. The upper eyelid is lifted. The Sun-glass light spot is then moved quickly, continuously for only a few seconds on the upper white (sclera) area of the eye. On the sclera only! (Patch the other eye.) The glass-light spot must be kept in constant rapid movement upon the eyes sclera and moved upon the eye for a short time; Closed Eyes; part of a minute; 10-20… seconds, Open-Eyes; only a few seconds; 2- 3 seconds. Movement of the light helps prevent heat, burns and helps activate parts of the eye, retina. Allow NO HEAT but get a good beam of light, not too strong but effective enough to activate the cells, light receptors… in the eye. See pictures >
Test the strength of the sunlight ‘heat’ through the glass on a piece of paper first, then on the hands skin to determine the distance the glass is to be placed to control the strength of the light, avoid heat so it does not burn the skin. The distance of the glass changes the size of the spot of light emitted from the glass. The distance of the glass, size, brightness of the light spot circle affects the strength-intensity of the light, heat and the speed that the light spot becomes hot, can set things on fire. This is concentrated energy, light waves. Do not stare at the light spot on the paper or hand because it can cause a temporary colored light image in the visual field. Test the distance; move the glass far away from the paper; the light is big and not very strong. When the glass is moved closer to the paper, the light spot turns into a small very bright circle of light and is very hot, burns the hand quickly. This is the dangerous light. At very close distances, 1½… inches, the circle becomes large again, the heat is reduced but still burns the hand. Give it a bit of time on the paper, then hand/skin to be sure of the distance; Test with the glass immobile on the hand as long as you can without burning it, feeling no heat for 30 seconds. Then test at the same distance on the hand 1 minute with the glass-light moving. If no heat, no fire when it is immobile for 30 seconds and when moving it for 1 minute; that might be the safe distance to use the sunglass on the eye for a few seconds. Ask the eye doctor. I prefer a small round glass for an even circle of light as shown in Dr. Bates sunglass picture on the right. > For the experiment below and above I used a small square magnifier. Other size, strength magnifiers will act differently. Entire information with large color pictures are in the free PDF E book.
The EYE WILL BE MORE SENSITIVE to the light, heat so additional adjustments are needed to prevent injury when the light shines on the white area of the eye and also when shining the light on closed eyelids. Do not allow heat to occur because it can quickly turn to fire. You want only the concentrated ‘but not too concentrated, not too strong’ light beam on the eyes sclera. Time the light is on the eye also affects intensity of the heat; Short time=less heat. Rapid continual movement of the glass-light spot on the eye helps prevent heat. My experiments are not exact as the Ophthalmologist will do. They are only an example.
Directions from Dr. Bates Better Eyesight Magazine;
THE normal eye needs light in order to maintain normal health and normal sight. People who do not see the sun always have eye trouble. Miners working in the dark all day long, and never seeing the sun, all have trouble with their eyes. Children living in dark tenement houses acquire a great sensitiveness to the light, and spend most of their time holding a cloth up to their eyes, or they bury their heads in a pillow, shutting out all light. They acquire many kinds of inflammation of the eyelids, and of the eyeball. The burning glass has a very wonderful effect on some of these cases. I remember one man who had not been able to do any work because of the sensitiveness of his eyes to the light. He was very promptly cured by a few minutes exposure of the eyeball to the strong light of the burning glass.
In using the burning glass, it is well to prepare the eyes of the patient by having him sit in the sun with his eyes closed. Enough light shines through the eyelid to cause some people a great deal of discomfort at first, but after a few hours’ exposure in this way, they become able to gradually open their eyes to some extent without squeezing the lids. When this stage is reached, one can focus with the burning glass, the light on the outside of the eyeballs, which at first is very disagreeable! When the patient becomes able to open the eyes, he is directed to look as far down as possible, and this can be done in such a way that the pupil is protected by the lower lid. It is not well to use the burning glass when the patient squeezes the eyelids shut. As long as the light is focused on the white of the eye, and is done quickly, all heat is avoided. The length of time devoted to focusing the light on the white part of the eye, is never longer than a few seconds, moving the light from side to side, up and down, or in various directions.
WITHIN the past few months we have received innumerable inquiries regarding the use of the burning glass. It is well known that the sun strengthens the eyes, and with the aid of the burning glass the direct rays of the sun are focused on the sclera.
Have you ever noticed that upon emerging from a dark room into a strongly lighted one, or from the dark movies into the sunlight, that you are temporarily blinded? This should not be. The normal eye accommodates to the varying conditions,
and if it fails to do so the vision is defective. The burning glass accustoms the patient to the strong sunlight, and strengthens the eye.
Q—Is the effect of the burning glass and that of sunshine falling on closed eyelids different, so that one needs both kinds each day?
A—The sun treatment with the burning glass is more intensive than without it. At first, patients become accustomed to strong light by sitting in the sun and allowing the sun’s rays to shine directly on the closed eyelids, as they slowly move their heads a short distance from side to side. Then, with the burning glass, the strong light of the sun is focused on the closed eyelids, and when the eyes are accustomed to that, one can consider the advisability of focusing the direct rays of the sun upon the eyeball, itself. This is done by lifting the upper lid while the patient looks down. When the sun is focused upon the naked eyeball, one should keep moving the glass from side to side, and for a short time only, so as not to produce discomfort from the heat. (Note by Clark Night; I notice in some of Dr. Bates, Emily’s directions for using the sun-glass with CLOSED EYES; they do not say to look far down. I have advised looking far down for safety even when the eyes are closed but this may not be necessary all the time. Allowing the eyes to move to another direction enables the person to look up, down, sideways (with closed eyes) so the sun-glass light can shine through the closed eyelids onto more areas of the sclera; top, bottom, sides. Ask the Ophthalmologist when obtaining the treatment to be sure. Looking far down is mandatory when using the sun-glass with the eyes open.) Never place the sunglass directly in front of the eyes pupil even when eyes are closed.
When the eyes are inflamed from disease of the eyelids, the cornea, the iris, the retina, the optic nerve, from glaucoma and other inflammations, the use of the burning glass (sun-glass) has been followed immediately by a lessening of the congestion and a decided improvement in vision.
Many people ask the question: “How long does it take to obtain a sufficient benefit to be noticeable?” When the sun treatment is employed, the improvement in the sight may be demonstrated in a very short time. The sun treatment improves the vision of all patients who are wearing glasses for the relief of pain, fatigue, and imperfect sight, no matter what kind of glasses are worn or how strong they may be. (Do not wear glasses, contacts… during any type of sunlight treatments.)
The direct sunlight focused on the white part of the eye is a benefit in many cases of blindness with hardening of the eyeball (glaucoma), or softening of the eyeball (cyclitis), also in cases of cataract, and of opacities in other parts of the eye. It was interesting to observe the improvement in a large number of patients blind from scar tissue on the front part of the eye, the cornea. They were benefited so much that their sight became normal. (Careful using telescopes, binoculars… My friend had a scar on his cornea from looking the bright sky, near sun with a telescope, burned his eye. Last user forgot to replace the eye protection piece in the telescope.)
One of the best treatments is to focus the strong light of the sun on the white part of the eye with the aid of a burning glass (sunglass), which is kept moving from side to side to prevent the discomfort of the heat, while the patient is looking far down. In many cases treatment has accomplished in a few minutes a complete cure of sensitiveness to light. Paul was a boy who came for treatment. His father telephoned before sending his son, telling me that the school authorities had insisted very strongly that he get glasses for Paul, but the father refused to submit to such a thing, until he was sure that nothing else could be done. Paul had never worn glasses and when they were suggested to him, if Dr. Bates could not help him, he wept bitter tears and at times was disobedient, which sometimes called for punishment. Paul came with a written statement from his mother, saying that at the age of five years, he was taken ill with measles and after that sties appeared at intervals, causing an almost constant inflammation of the eyelids. Because Paul had played with a child who was supposed to have an incurable eye trouble, Paul’s mother feared that he had acquired this incurable disease also. His eyelids were itchy most of the time and at the advice of an eye doctor a solution of boric acid was used and a medicine called “mecca” was also applied. Paul found some relief from the use of these applications, but the sties appeared just the same and he noticed that the letters on the blackboard at school became less distinct at such times. In 1928 he had scarlet fever, and pink eye began three months previous to his visit to me. Paul’s vision with each eye was 10/10 but he strained to see as he read the smaller letters of the test card. The sun was shining through the windows in the room where I was treating him. I placed him in the sun with his eyes closed and used the sun glass rapidly on the edge of his eyelids as well as on the upper and lower lids. This was about midday, and the sun was rather hot so I had to use the glass very rapidly in order to avoid any discomfort or burning of the lids. His elder brother who came with him remarked how well the eyelids looked after the sun treatment. This was accomplished in less than an hour’s time.
Q – a – How often should the sunglass be used? b – How long on the closed lids before using it on the eyeballs themselves? c – Can one use the sunglass on one’s own eyes? A – a – Daily for two or three minutes. (Two or three seconds at a time for open eyes. Applying the sunglass for only a few seconds prevents burning the eye Minutes are too long if eyes are open but ok on closed eyelids.) b – Usually for several weeks on the closed lids before using it on the eyeballs themselves, although the length of time varies with each individual case. c – Some people can, but it is rather difficult and awkward to do.
In my experience, the wearing of dark glasses or the use of other methods to reduce the glare of strong daylight or artificial light is an injury rather than a benefit. One of the best methods to relieve or prevent the intolerance of all kinds of light is to encourage the individual to become accustomed to strong light. Sunglass – A convex glass of about 18 D. is very useful in these cases. One way to use the glass is to have the patient look far downwards while the instructor lifts the upper lid of the eyeball with the help of the thumb. This procedure exposes a considerable amount of the sclera. The strong light of the sun is now focused on the white sclera for only short periods of time to prevent the heat produced by the strong glass from causing discomfort. (I use a D. ‘diopter’ lower than 18 to be safe. Check with the eye doctor)
Dr. Bates examined a patient with the ophthalmoscope and found Keratitis, or inflammation of the front of the eyeball of the left eye. The right eye was normal. While the examination was going on, Albert’s sister was weeping. She tried very hard to conceal her tears but in vain. They had been to other doctors and were told that Albert would always have to wear glasses to save the right eye; nothing more could be done for the left eye. The last oculist they consulted said the left eye had cataract and as there was no sight, there was no use to operate. What a shock it was to his family!
I placed Albert in the sun and focused the sunglass on his closed eyelid. Then I raised the upper lid and quickly focused the strong light of the sun on the white part of the eye as he looked down. Immediately he called out to his sister: “I see the light. I can see a sort of web inside of my eye when the light is focused on it.” This made me very happy indeed. I knew then that Albert could be benefited.
The light through the sunglass is constantly moving and is used for a short time to prevent the sun from burning the eye.
(Closed eyes sun-glass treatment can be longer; part of a minute. Open eyed sun-glass treatment on the sclera is always only for a few seconds. The light is always moved rapidly and continuously on closed eyes and on the open eyes sclera.)
Another one had irritated eyelids, the appearance of which was worse than the discomfort or pain that the boy experienced. He blinked more rapidly than the normal eye does unconsciously. Sun treatment was given to him also. When the mother saw that he had obtained a noticeable amount of relief from the first treatment, she purchased a sunglass and under my supervision she learned how to use the glass on his closed eyelids and in this way all he needed was the one treatment.
Dr. Bates discovered many years ago the benefit of strong light on the eyes and I have seen many patients cured by the sun treatment alone. Some of these cases were seriously affected because of their inability to stand even the rays of the sun. It is curious but true that this patient has been benefited mostly by a magnifying glass which focused the light on the white part of each eye as he looked down while the upper lid was raised. In the beginning of his treatment the mere mention of light would make him frown and shrink with fear. Now he enjoys sitting in the sun all day long and realizes that it gives him the greatest benefit. He is steadily improving. While he is not entirely cured, he reads the bottom line of the test card occasionally at ten feet.
Sun treatment is an immediate benefit to many diseases of the eye. Before the treatment, take a record of your best vision of the Snellen test card with both eyes together and each eye separately without glasses. Then sit in the sun with your eyes closed, slowly moving your head a short distance from side to side, and allowing the sun to shine directly on your closed eyelids. Forget about your eyes; just think of something pleasant and let your mind drift from one pleasant thought to another. Before opening your eyes, palm for a few minutes. Then test your vision of the test card and note the improvement. Get as much sun treatment as you possibly can, one, two, three or more hours daily. When the sun is not shining, substitute a strong electric light. A I,000 watt electric light is preferable, but requires special wiring. However, a 250 watt or 300 watt light can be used with benefit, and does not require special wiring. (full spectrum bulbs, no fluorescent) Sit about six inches from the light, or as near as you can without discomfort from the heat, allowing it to shine on your closed eyelids as in the sun treatment. (Warning; light bulbs can suddenly burn out break throwing glass into the eye. Avoid pets, other people so the bulb is not accidently broken by people, pets running by… Do not practice during a lighting storm which can blow out, shatter the electric bulb. Avoid high heat bulbs… that can burn the eyes, skin.)
The strong light of the sun focused on the sclera, or white part of the eyeball, with the sun glass, also improves the vision. After the eyes have become accustomed to the sunlight with the eyes closed, focus the light of the sun on the closed eyelids with the sun-glass. Move the glass rapidly from side to side while doing this for a few minutes.
Then have the patient open his eyes and look as far down as possible, and in this way, the pupil is protected by the lower lid. Gently lift the upper lid so that only the white part of the eye is exposed, as the sun’s rays fall directly upon this part of the eyeball. The sun glass may now be used on the white part of the eye for a few seconds, moving it quickly from side to side and in various directions. Notice that after the use of the sun-glass, the vision is improved.
Whenever possible she was placed in the sun, and the sunlight was focused on her closed eyelids with the sunglass. This always improved her vision. When there was no sun, I placed her close to a strong electric light for a half hour or longer. She liked this treatment because the sunlight was so restful to her, and she could read the test card at ten feet. More of Dr. Bates sun-glass, sunlight articles can be found in his Better Eyesight Magazines by searching in the PDF for; Sunglass, Sun-Glass, Burning Glass, Sun Treatment.
The Eye is a Natural Sun-Glass
Plain sunning, sunlight without the sunglass is all that is needed in most cases. Plain open eyes and closed eyes sunning with the natural eye is the healthiest way to obtain sunlight. The eyes lens is a double convex lens. See picture on right. > It is a perfect, natural, safe sun-glass (burning glass)! The eyes cornea is also convex. The lens, cornea, aqueous, vitreous… control the focus, amount of light in the eye. The cornea, lens, eye… are the exact shape, thickness, curvature, (diopters) strength, distance, position to perfectly focus, refract, concentrate sunlight into the eyes and on the retina safely.
Sun-Gazing, Sunning, Sunlight (no sunglass) ;
The mind, body, eyes must be relaxed, happy thoughts. Keep good and easy relaxed posture. Avoid twisting the neck, tilting the head to one side. Avoid tensing the face, head, neck muscles. No squinting, staring., immobility. Relax, allow movement. Teeth apart; not clenched together. Deep but relaxed, comfortable abdominal breathing. Nose in and out breathing is most relaxing, beneficial. If it’s more comfortable breathe out through nose and mouth. Yawn to stretch, relax the neck, head… muscles, induce more relaxation and healthy tears. Deep breathing, yawning induces relaxation and brings oxygen, blood to the head, eyes. The brighter the sunlight, the more it relaxes the eyes, mind and body. The best, brightest sunlight is when it’s strong, high in the sky; 11 am-1 pm but sunburn occurs faster at this time. Also, the head has to be tilted up more and this can tense the neck, unless you sit or lay back. Sunning is best with bare feet on the bare dirt ground because this connects the body with the planet’s energy. See Native American Indians leaning against a tree to connect with its energy into the earth and up into the air. Breathing strengthens the energy. Sunlight is energy. See the E-book, color chart chapter for chi energy circulation, strengthening, movement. Area of the planet, ozone layer should also be considered when sunning when the sun is brightest, strongest. Full spectrum sunlight contains all colors, frequencies, energy of the light spectrum >
When sunning, (open and closed eyes) and moving the head and eyes side to side, up, down… ; see oppositional movement ‘the swing’ of the sun; the sun moves in the opposite direction the eyes, head move to. Shift and blink. Shift the eyes, head across the sun left and right, up, down from one side of the sun to the other. Shift to the left and right, top, bottom area of the sky around the sun. See the sun appear to move opposite. (yes this can also be seen when the eyes are closed) This helps blind people regain their vision. Avoid staring at the sun. Do not look at the sun longer than a fraction of second before moving the eyes, head to a new area of the sun or sky. Staring ‘eye immobility’ causes eyestrain, eye muscle tension and blurry vision. When the eyes are strained, sunlight can feel uncomfortable. Keep the eyes moving from part to part of the sun and across the sun and sky. Look away from the sun to the sky often. Blink frequently. If the sun makes the eyes feel like they need to close ‘sleepy’ – close the eyes. Do closed eyes sunning. Take your time building tolerance to full open-eyed sunlight.