Bates Eye Exercises
Working at the beginning of the twentieth century, Dr. W. H. Bates was a pioneer of natural eye care who postulated many theories and exercises to explain and remedy eye problems including the idea that most eye disorders were caused by poor nutrition, emotional strain and stress.
Though vilified by his contemporaries, many of his practices were later vindicated and his eye exercises became widespread. For example, medical studies have shown that an adequate intake of the anti-oxidant vitamins A, C and E is an effective measure against developing cataracts. In addition, two trace elements, selenium and magnesium, have been found useful for cataracts both in their prevention and as an adjunct to conventional treatment.