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The following list are practitioners of Natural Vision
Improvement. We have varying techniques, but they are based on the works
of Dr. W.H. Bates. This list is constantly being updated as members
join. If you would like to add or change information, please contact update
Disclaimer: The Association of Vision Educators is not responsible for
the actions or inactions of any of its members.
USA East Coast
Coleman Natural Vision Improvement
located at Kundalini Yoga Boston
14 Arrow Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Specialties: Certified Vision Educator, workshops, groups, individuals
and retreats. Often combined with Kundalini yoga
Carol Douglass, RN
7 North St.
Williamsburg, MA 01096
Paradise Ln, New Paltz, NY
Practices in both Western Mass and New Paltz, NY. Bates method,
Craniosacral therapy, Breathwork, meditation, movement and nutrition for
natural vision improvement. Trauma resolution work. Children and adults.
Private and group sessions.
Rosemary Gaddum Gordon, D.B.O., M.A.
Cambridge Health Associates
Cambridge, MA 02139
43 Mast Cove Road
Eliot, ME 03903
(207) 439 9821
Raymond Gottlieb, OD, PhD
7100 Sunset Way #808W
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Cell Phone: 585-721-3478
Marc Grossman O.D. LAc
3 Paradise Lane
New Paltz, New York 12561
20 Chestnut Street
Rye, NY 10580
Sharon Hicks, MS OTR/L, CYT
Sharon Hicks Therapeutics
Norristown Arts Building
619 W. Washington St.
Norristown, PA 19401
Specializing in holistic occupational therapy, natural
vision training, the therapeutic use of yoga and art, Zero Balancing®,
and color light therapies.
Roseanne Hutchinson, Instructor
BrightEyes Center for Natural Eyesight Improvement
P O Box 7771
Athens, GA 30604
Specialty - 7 week Natural Eyesight Improvement group courses and
private lessons offered in Georgia and Louisiana, group weekend seminars
Nathan T. Oxenfeld
Integral Eyesight Improvement LLC
35 Haywood St, Suite 207
Asheville, NC 28801
Certified Bates Method Teacher, Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation and
author of "Give Up your Glasses for Good: Holistic Eyecare for the 21st
Century". I teach private vision training lessons and 6 week group class
series in Asheville, NC. I also work with people all over the world via
Certified Bates Method Instructor
naturaleyesightimprovement at yahoo dot com
Private classes, phone consultations and
workshops offered nationwide. Six week classes available in KY.
363 Meredith St.
Raliegh, NC 27606
Cambridge Institute for Better Vision
65 Eastern Ave #B1-E
Essex MA 01929
12703 Overseas Hwy
Marathon, FL 33050
Herbal Visions, LLC
Northwest Arkansas Area
Cell: 619-302-3184 (pls leave VM)
Specialties: Natural Vision Teacher who offers 2-3 day workshops, group
or individual classes, and free introductory classes for businesses. I
focus on traditional Bates Methods, as well as newer techniques that
have been developed over the years. Additionally, I am a Master
Herbalist. Feel free to call or email for general questions, I will be
happy to discuss how herbs and natural vision techniques may be able to
Janet L. Herbst
5330 Allison St. #104
Arvada, CO 80002
Specialties: Boosting Your Brain Power for learning and reading
problems with sensory-motor integration and visual-auditory-motor
therapies which will enhance school work or on the job, and driving.
Excellent results with Optimal Nutritional Support of AD, ADHD, toxic
shock syndrome, down syndrome, developmental disability, brain/neck
injury, stroke, aneurysm, cerebral palsy, autism, strong prescription
glasses, macular degeneration, cataract, and more.
140 East Harvard St.
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Specialties: Bates-centered approach, offering in-person and phone
coaching, workshops, CD programs, training and certification. Including
EFT, visualization, and other techniques to dissolve emotional blocks
and strengthen belief in one’s vision.
Melissa Moody (*Sometimes* in TEXAS)
Central Texas. Austin, Waco, Dallas, Houston and sometimes San Antonio
(650) 218-9887 cell
Specialties: Certified Natural Vision Coach (certified by Greg Marsh),
private sessions, using visualizations, meridian tapping (offering
several newer options), gently exploring strategies to weave good habits
into daily living to restore healthy ways of seeing.
784 CR 3135
Valley Mills, TX 76689
Central Texas: sees clients in Austin, Dallas, Waco, Houston, San
Antonio and surrounding areas
Mimi Shekoski, PhD, MS
Certified Natural Vision teacher, Natural Health doctor, and Health &
Wellness educator. My vision practice utilizes the Bates Method along
with EFT, NLP, nutrition, purification-rejuvenation, therapeutic
essential oils, and other mind-body-emotion healing modalities. I offer
private consultation via phone or Skype, weekend workshops, and healthy
vision & wellness seminars at corporations or conferences.
Carol A. Ziel
2197 210th Street
Boone, IA 50036
515-291-9399 cell (Voice, text, pics)
USA West Coast
Sheela Alex, H.H.P.
664 Stratford Dr.
Encinitas, CA. 92024
David A. Bernardin
17649 Rancho De Carole Rd
Ramona, CA 92065
(760) 787-1504 - phone & fax
Specialty: Self teaching of Natural Vision and the Bates Methods of
Larhken B. Carroll
Oakland, CA 94611
Specialties: Brain Gym (Educational Kinesiology)
641 Scott St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Carol Gallup, M.A., L.M.P.
Yoga for the Eyes
Pt. Townsend, WA 98368
Self-Healing Bodywork and Vision Education
Kay Hogan, M.T., M.Ed.
525 Camelback Rd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 676 3696
Hellerwork, The Alexander Technique, Natural Vision Work
Los Angeles, CA
55 Roswell Ave #11
Long Beach CA 90803
Specialty: Private lessons and group classes.
2111 Manzanita Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 218-9887 cell
Specialties: Meir Schneider Method of Self-Healing through Bodywork and
Movement- Practitioner and Instructor
Natural Vision Improvement Educator, Cranio Sacral/ Somatic Emotional
Release, Trauma Work
224 W. Oak Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
(just south of LAX airport)
(310) 572 9219
Practitioner of the original Bates Method. I teach individual or small
group lessons in my practice in Los Angeles, as well as in Hamburg when
I am in Germany. Please visit my website for upcoming events such as
talks, vision walks and workshops. Sessions also available via phone
(free of charge, even for international calls), Skype or email. Can
teach in English or German.
School for Self Healing
2218 48th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 665-1318 fax
Marybetts Sinclair, LMY
Corvallis, OR 97333
Marybetts combines her 40 years as a massage therapist with classic
Bates method. Private lessons, group classes.
Jerriann J. Taber Ph. D.
Vision Training Institute
1351 Gibson Highlands
El Cajon, CA 92021-2746
Esther Joy van der Werf
10239 Ojai Santa Paula Rd
Ojai, CA 93023
Hawaii (moved from the
category of "West Coast" because you can't drive to here!)
111 Hekili St., #206 A
Kailua, HI 96734 (Island of Oahu)
960 Saugeen St.
Kincardine, Ontario N2Z 1A7
To her skills developed in her teaching career, Sheila brings further
knowledge of the body/mind connection and the importance of relaxation,
as a Certified TRAGER Practitioner. Encouraging the body to heal itself
and supporting those on this journey of self discovery is a constant
Estelle Saunders OD
Merivale Optometric Centre,
1547 Merivale Rd, Suite 8A Main level,
Ottawa, ON. Canada, K2G 3V4
Specialities: Holistic Behavioural Optometry, Vision therapy for
vision-related learning disabilities, accidental brain injury.
Alexandra (Skydancer) Hughes
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Specialties: Natural Vision Educator including Bates Method, Guild
Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, and Self-Healing for Insomnia and
the Stress of Life. Classes, workshops and private sessions. Children
Welcome including babies and children with special needs and
6030 Garraway Place
B.C. V0H 1X4
(there's an *underscore* between see and joy)
Specialties: Teaching long-distance
through Skype, telephone and email contact.
Seminars on location for groups: "Yoga for Sparkling Eyes". Contact Joy
to book an appointment or schedule a seminar in your area.
3 St. Aubyns Rd.
England BN41 1AB UK
(01144) 1273 424752
www.bates-method.co.uk (the hyphen is important!)
Tagliatelli carbonara. Also, Alexander technique
combined with Bates Method.
7 Park Rise
Herts HP4 3RT
+44 (1) 442 862228
+44 (1) 442 865482 fax
Also classes in:
Speciality - working with any kind of eyesight problem.
Also teaches by email and/or phone.
Tel: 01844 201461
Mob: 07960 977768
Specialities: All age groups, all vision problems. 1:1 lessons,
workshops, telephone/Skype. Please see my profile on
www.seeing.org to find out more. Particular emphasis on
self-healing, and on making the Method extra easy, enjoyable and fun to
+44 1865 514224
+44 (0) 7866 813330
For talks, workshops or lessons in natural vision
Vision Education Scotland
80/1 Harrison Gardens
Edinburgh EH11 1SB
Telephone+44 (0)777 64 555 18
Specialties: I am willing to come and give talks to groups? If you are
interested and can get a group together I will come along. This can even
be in your own house!
in LONDON at Finchley N3
L'Art de Voir, Méthode Bates
18 Cours Gambetta
13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Tel : +33 (0)6 70 93 07 18
Member of the French Association "L'Art de Voir"
Claudia Muehlenweg (mostly in the USA, please email for
lessons in Hamburg)
Practitioner of the original Bates Method.
I teach individual or small group lessons in my practice in Los Angeles,
as well as in Hamburg when I am in Germany. Please visit my website for
upcoming events such as talks, vision walks and workshops. Sessions also
available via phone (free of charge, even for international calls),
Skype or email. Can teach in English or German.
via Palica Tiburzi 32 02040 S. Polo Sabino (Ri)
Near Rome, Italy,
+39 0765 608283
(Sylvia teaches in both Portugal and Brazil)
Sylvia Loretta Lakeland
Terapias da Visão e Educação Corporal
Vision Therapies and Body Education
Clinica de Terapias Integradas
Rua Pereira e Souza, 90 - r/c A
1350-237Lisbon - Portugal
Specialties: Self-healing practitioner and educator, working with body
and natural vision improvement. Adult vision disfunctions and
pathologies. Workshops,classes and private practice. Oriental
therapeutic exercises for vision. Vision and Education issues.
Botulfsgatan 5 B
+46 46 389 020 (office)
+46 70 888 1111 (cell)
Specialties: Focus on eyesight focus training and ”refractive error” as
a talent, explaining what eye glasses and contact lenses really do and
using that as one starting point. All in the spirit of Bates and Natural
Vision. Offers half-day, one-day and two-day workshops and online
bookable private consultations over Skype and Phone in English, Swedish
Also offers regular free 30 minute online group coaching Eyesight focus
meetings in Swedish and English.
Founder of the Association for EyeSightFocus (free membership) and The
Tony Helinsky method.
Ph +61 3 90130232
Focusing on using muscle testing to see the underlying
causes to vision issues. Author of "Eye Power" a
10 minute a day guide to improving your eyesight
P.O. Box 1217
Maleny, Queensland, 4552
ph: 61 7 54944888
Carina is one of the daughters of Janet Goodrich Ph.D,
world renowned author on Natural Vision Improvement and founder of the
Janet Goodrich Method. Carina trained with and worked alongside Janet
since childhood and offers international live classes via telephone,
products for home use to students and class materials for teachers
around the world. Carina also conducts individual and group Vision
Retreats, Instructor Training, and Parent/Child Playcamps in The Janet
Goodrich Method. Enjoy a FREE 34 minute audio lesson with Carina
Goodrich. Download available from
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Mr Loy Chye Bin
Make it Happen Pte Ltd
1B Pine Grove 13-05
Specialties. I have been a fervent NVI practitioner since age 18. Hence
having honed with this long practical experience of NVI, I am able to
help my student effectively improve their poor vision and minimise any
expected or unforeseen situation encountered by the student that I
already experienced in my years of practice.
Coupled with my deep understandng of Asia culture and Singapore in
particular, this would strongly enhance my appreciation of student's
attitude towards learning NVI in this part of world albeit not as
well-informed but I can help them ease into NVI practice as readily like
a duck taking to a pond.
Psychologist, vision therapist
Terapeuta Wzroku - Vision Therapist
Jaszkowa Dolna 38F
tel/fax: 48 74 - 868 6115
mobile: 48 692 - 776 068
(Sylvia teaches in both Portugal and Brazil)
Terapias da Visão e Educação
(Vision Therapies and Body Education)
Rua Diogo Jacome,1030 - 15º/153
04512-001 Sao Paulo
+5511 99528 2421
Specialties: Self-healing practitioner and educator, working with body and
natural vision improvement. Adult vision dysfunctions and pathologies.
Workshops, classes and private practice. Oriental therapeutic exercises
for vision. Vision and Education issues,