The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment
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The Original Bates Method, for correcting vision defects

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ment was somewhat uncertain, he said he was willing to risk it. It took three days for his letters to reach me and another three for my reply to reach him, and as letters were not always written promptly on either side, he often did not hear from me more than once in three weeks. Progress under these conditions was necessarily slow; but his discomfort was relieved very quickly, and in about ten months his sight had improved from 20/50 to 20/20.
In almost every case the treatment of patients coming from a distance is continued by correspondence after they return to their homes; and although they do not get on so well as when they are coming to the office, they usually continue to make progress until they are cured.
At the same time it is often very difficult to make patients understand what they should do when one has to communicate with them entirely by writing, and prob ably all would get on better if they could have some personal treatment. At the present time the number of doctors in different parts of the United States who un derstand the treatment of imperfect sight without glasses is altogether too few, and my efforts to interest them in the matter have not been very successful.