The Naked Eye Podcast: Exploring Natural Alternatives to Glasses, Contacts, and Surgeries

The Naked Eye Podcast is a show designed to help people learn how to see clearly with the naked eye. No glasses, no contacts, no laser eye surgeries… just natural vision improvement. Together we’ll explore the holistic side of eyecare and how natural alternatives like the Bates Method, Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork and more can give you healthier eyes, which leads to better eyesight and insight. Nathan Oxenfeld will be teaching you natural vision tips and vision enhancement practices, covering advances in vision training, vision science, and neuroplasticity, challenging orthodox views and belief systems, debunking vision myths, and conducting interviews with the world’s leading natural vision educators and other alternative practitioners that offer modalities that also enhance eyesight & insight. He'll also be answering listener questions and creating a forum for people who are in the process of improving their own vision holistically to share their experiences, challenges, and successes. This podcast will also document Nathan's ongoing travels, events, classes, workshops, and retreats to raise awareness of natural alternatives to glasses, contacts, and surgery.
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Dec 28, 2021

You're invited to my Palming Party!

Since this Palming Party happened on the Winter Solstice, we will be reflecting back on all 12 months of 2021, and project ahead into the 12 months of 2022.

After about 30 minutes of palming together, Nathan answers some questions from the audience at the end of the Palming Party, which you can view on YouTube.

Stay tuned for the quarterly Palming Parties on the equinoxes and solstices!

Dec 25, 2021

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Dr. Jacob Liberman O.D., Ph.D. about his Spectral Receptivity System (SRSIII) and his unique approach to color therapy, among many other deep topics.

[1:00] Nathan’s introduction to Dr. Jacob Liberman
[3:33] Jacob’s instantaneous vision improvement in 1976
[5:10] What is the Source of our Seeing? (Not the eyes, not the mind)
[6:10] ~90% of disease is either directly caused by or contributed to by STRESS
[7:10] Stress is a symptom of an “experiential allergy”
[9:10] When reality doesn’t match mentality
[10:10] Effortless vision is about seeing vs. looking
[11:10] A vision improvement story of one of Jacob’s clients using the SRSIII
[14:10] Vision improves without “doing anything”
[16:10] The emotional/psychological connections with vision
[18:10] The placebo effect: getting something from nothing
[20:10] The beauty of the Bates Method: Swinging, Sunning, Palming, Visualizing Blackness/Nothingness
[21:10] Open Focus = Open-Eyed Meditation
[24:55] The Spectral Receptivity System III
[26:10] The frequency of wellness in the universe is expansion and contraction
[27:10] Thinking, Trying, Doing, stops the breath
[29:10] Clear Flashes
[30:10] Jacob explains his color protocol
[35:10] The part of you that never sleeps
[37:10] The answers are within
[41:00] Palming helps us achieve neutrality and non-discernibility [42:00] Non-material thoughts become material reality
[46:10] Noticing vs. Doing
[48:00] Life is an energetic, vibrational experience
[49:10] Color works on the subtlest levels of consciousness
[51:10] Accept full spectrum of color, accept full spectrum of life
[53:10] We are natural beings that cannot escape the light
[54:10] Light is invisible, yet it dictates every aspect of your physiology
[55:10] Circadian rhythms dictate our wellness
[57:10] Luminous Life means we are guided by light all the time
[1:00:00] The fire of passion, purpose, and stream of consciousness
[1:01:00] Natural vision improvement humbles us
[1:02:10] Difference between SRSIII and other colored lenses [1:05:10] Where to get the SRSIII and more information
[1:06:10] The new generation of natural vision improvement

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Thank you.

Nov 19, 2021

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Claudia Muehlenweg who is also a Certified Bates Method Teacher! They discuss the role of relaxation in the vision healing journey, and various physical, mental, and emotional ways to achieve relaxation of the eyes, mind, and body.

Follow Claudia on Instagram @holisticvisioncoach

Subscribe to Claudia's YouTube Channel  @Claudia Muehlenweg - Holistic Vision 

Claudia's Website:

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Oct 1, 2021

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Irena Castle about her brand new invention called Overbound Eyesight Trainer and how it can help us achieve more "360º Vision" through peripheral stimulation.

This exciting new device utilizes selective vision obstruction to block the central vision, which allows the user to activate their peripheral vision. The implications of this can not only help athletes improve their performance, but it can also help anyone improve their overall visual performance in everyday life. 

The kickstarter campaign has ended and the produced has officially launched! Get your pair today:

For more information, visit Irena's website or Nathan's website

Make sure you subscribe to The Naked Eye Podcast & The Better Eyesight Podcast

[0:11] Welcome! Why are you wearing a post-it note?

[1:02] The Melissa Patch: Visual Obstruction

[2:41] Irena Castle, Creator of Overbound Eyesight Trainer

[5:15] Kickstarter Campaign Goes Until October 24th, 2021

[6:44] Integral Eyesight Improvement Updates

[9:05] Beginning of the interview

[9:50] How Irena discovered natural vision development

[12:43] Applying sports vision training for young and collegiate athletes

[14:02] Applying relaxation to sports vision training

[15:00] What does the Overbound Eyesight Trainer look like?

[16:43] The purpose is to expand and stimulate peripheral vision

[17:30] What is 360º vision?

[19:30] Central Vision vs. Peripheral Vision

[21:31] Cones vs. Rods

[22:08] Do you have sleepy rods? Wake up your periphery!

[23:21] Rods see movement, rods see in the dark

[24:00] Expand your periphery and “see in 360”

[25:00] Wave your hands to stimulate your rods

[27:00] Periphery helps with reading, walking, driving

[28:50] Design of Overbound Eyesight Trainer Glasses

[34:55] Try blocking your own central vision with 4 fingers

[36:20] Near Periphery, Middle Periphery, and Far Periphery

[39:00] The Kickstarter Campaign is Live!

[43:41] Using Eyesight Trainer Glasses as part of Bates Method

[45:12] Won’t these training glasses fall off while playing sports?

[46:41] First line extension: Nose Card Holder

[48:46] What is a nose card / field divider?

[49:31] What is the Overbound Athletic Vision Program?

[52:03] General Program & Specific Sport Programs

[53:39] Blending the Bates Method with Sports Vision Training

[55:33] Does this work with young athletes?

[58:59] Activating night vision and adapting to dark environments

[1:01:14] Go to for more information

[1:03:38] See and Feel Victorious!

Aug 30, 2021

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, interviews Orit Kruglanski about her new children's book "I See Clearly", which is the first of its kind!

Hear how Orit improved her own vision naturally and how she has wonderfully crafted this new book as a way to share the Bates Method with kids and hopefully decrease the myopia epidemic in future generations.

You can purchase her new book at and you can learn more about Orit at

Nathan and Orit read the August 1921 edition of Better Eyesight, which is also focused on children's vision, which you can listen to at or at

Nathan and his colleague Barry Auchettl created the Computer Eyes Program more specifically for schoolchildren or for parents or teachers who are interested in teaching the Bates Method to younger people.

Nathan and Barry also co-produced the Vision 2020: From Eyesight To Insight Documentary, which can be rented or purchased at

Thank you for listening!

Jul 31, 2021

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld announces his relocation to Burlington, Vermont and reflects on the Asheville chapter of Integral Eyesight Improvement's origin story.

This tale spans a decade from 2011 to 2021, and includes stops at spiritual ashrams, Central American crater lakes, various North Carolinian cities, down under in New Zealand and Australia, and now continues on in Vermont, USA.

After about 10 years in North Carolina, Integral Eyesight Improvement will now be based in Vermont. The cross-country move caused a slight pause in Nathan's involvement with the vision practice, and for that he apologizes to anyone who has reached out and has yet to receive a response. He appreciates your patience during this time of transition.

Stay tuned for more exciting episodes in the second half of the year. Please email with any questions, feedback, or suggestions for future episodes of The Naked Eye Podcast.

Please also listen to the Better Eyesight Podcast at

Thank you!

Apr 29, 2021

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld, interviews Dr. Amy Novotny who is the creator of the PABR Method and founder of the PABR institute.

PABR stands for Pain, Awareness, Breath, Relief.

Dr. Amy helps people gain more control over their own nervous system through application of unique breathing practices and body awareness techniques.

Specifically, these practices and techniques are designed to help switch from the sympathetic state into the parasympathetic state, which can have profound benefits for the mind, body, and eyes.

You can learn more about Dr. Amy Novotny's PABR Method at

You can learn more about Nathan Oxenfeld's Integral Eyesight Improvement method at

Listen to more episodes of The Naked Eye Podcast at

Listen to episodes of The Better Eyesight Podcast at

Watch the Vision 2020: From Eyesight To Insight documentary at

Thank you for listening!

Mar 12, 2021

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Gayle Maree and Allan Herring, the founders of 6 Dimensions of Healing and the hosts of the Virtual Mind, Body & Spirit Festival happening March 21-30, 2021.

Click Here to Register for the Virtual Mind, Body & Spirit Festival Online: 

Gayle and Allan walk us through the 6 Dimensions of Healing (Physical, Mental, Emotional/Spiritual, Vibration, Intention, Attitude) and how to utilize them in your self-healing process.

The Virtual Mind, Body & Spirit Festival features about 30 practitioners over 10 days of celebrating holistic health and wellness. As the end of the pandemic nears, we all find ourselves at a fork in the road. We have a choice whether to go back to the way things were before, or we can step into a new version of ourselves and our lives. This virtual festival is designed to help facilitate you moving forward into more growth.

Attend Nathan's natural vision improvement workshop as part of the festival on Friday, March 26th, 2021.

COLOR WEEK is happening March 13th - 20th, 2021.
COLOR WEEK is a daily experience with COLOR LIGHTS world project . Let's share our love for COLOR. We want to see your pictures, thoughts, feelings about the colors. Post with #colorweek2021 on your social media accounts.
March 13 = RED
March 14 = ORANGE
March 15 = YELLOW
March 16 = GREEN
March 17 = TURQUOISE
March 18 = BLUE
March 19 = VIOLET
March 20 = MAGENTA
More info at

Utilizing Light & Color for Natural Vision Improvement Workshop Sunday, March 21, 2021 Sign up online:

Did you miss the Global Vision Summit in February? You can still get replays of all 30 speakers. 

Feb 14, 2021

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Bill Parravano, also known as "the knee pain guru" about pain and how to work with it, the mental and emotional connection with pain, the difference between fear and pain, and much more!

Thank you!

Jan 11, 2021

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld, speaks about the importance of a morning routine and invites you to follow along with his guided routine consisting of chanting, breathing, and meditating.

The actual follow-along morning meditation routine begins at 16:00 if you want to skip ahead to that experience. The first 16 minutes are spent explaining the mechanics and the purposes of the chants and pranayamas.

1) Opening Chants and Centering

2) Pranayamas - Kapalabhati (Breath of Fire) & Nadi Suddhi (Alternate Nostril Breath)

3) Silent Meditation

4) Closing Chants and Gratitude

If you spend 1 minute in each steps, this morning routine only takes 4 minutes. If you extend the pranayamas and the silent meditation time, you can go for longer. Or, you can follow this with more Yoga practices or more Bates Method practices.

Check out the Insight Timer app for more help with learning meditation or structuring your own daily routine at home.

More information at

Watch Nathan's documentary Vision 2020: From Eyesight To Insight at