In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Dr. Sam Berne about his new book Vital Vision (coming in February 2023), which answers the internet's most commonly asked questions about holistic eye care, including topics like eye floaters, cataracts, diet & nutrition, and more. Dr. Sam's website is https://www.drsamberne.com/ Get your Free Color Lights Gifts on October 4th @ https://integraleyesight.com/colorlightsworld Don't miss Natural Vision Improvement Day on October 15th @ https://integraleyesight.com/nviday Thank you!
In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld shares a few upcoming opportunities to participate in natural vision improvement talks, workshops, and panels this fall and winter, and teaches a 20 minute lesson about why eye exercises alone don't improve vision and how the habit of central fixation does.
[0:30] New Bates Method 101 Video on YouTube! Why Eye Exercises Don’t Work (And What Does Work)
[2:00] Episode 2 of TNEP - Eye Exercises vs. The Bates Method
[2:40] Naked Eye Podcast vs. Bates Method 101 YouTube videos
[3:15] Central Fixation is what does work! Diffusion (Eccentric Fixation) keeps your vision blurry!
[3:47] Color Lights World Project 2022 Events
[4:31] Light Therapy & Color Therapy
[5:34] Free Zoominar on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 @ 2pm EDT featuring 10 speakers (including me!)
[6:09] My Vision Panel with Ainhoa de Federico is on December 1st, 2022 @ 2pm EDT (Preserving Eye Health in a Screen Filled World)
[7:51] The other 5 panels in October, November, and December
[8:38] Register online at Gabrielle Buresch-Teichmann’s website www.color-buresch.at
[9:11] Natural Vision Improvement Day is on Saturday, October 15th from 10am to 6pm EDT
[10:08] AVE = Association of Vision Educators
[11:07] Natural Vision Improvement Day features Nathan Oxenfeld, Orit Kruglanski, Claudia Muehlenweg, Dr. Marc Grossman, Ainhoa de Federico, Peter Grunwald, Dr. Jacob Liberman, and an entire AVE Teacher Panel to finish
[12:27] Go to www.naturalvisionteachers.org for more info or https://bit.ly/nviday2022
[13:22] New 6 Month Vision Improvement Program group starts this November 2022-April 2023
[13:52] More documentary screenings getting planned for early 2023
[14:18] Rent or Purchase the film (plus 4 extended interviews) www.vision2020movie.com
[15:05] Natural Vision Teacher Training Program in development!
[17:00] EXERCISE doesn’t work. RELAXATION does work.
[18:30] Don’t take your eyes to the “eye gym”, take them to the “eye spa”
[19:50] Dynamic Relaxation is achieving and maintaining relaxation in your eyes and mind as you’re using them
[20:10]The Fundamental Principle of the Bates Method = Central Fixation
[20:40] Palming is more of a passive relaxation (eyes closed)
[22:08] Central fixation is more of a dynamic relaxation (eyes open)
[22:44] Diffusion is trying to see everything equally clearly all at once
[23:00] Central Fixation is seeing best where you are looking
[24:12] The important difference between photographic camera and human eye
[26:50] Artificial lenses lead to a loss of central fixation
[29:05] Central fixation is a good vision habit to maintain in between your other vision practices
[30:55] Get a visual demonstration of diffusion vs. central fixation look like in the YouTube video
[32:52] Subscribe to my YouTube channel www.youtube.com/nathanoxenfeld
[33:11] Daily Routine video has over 900,000 views- let’s get to a million!
[34:34] The Better Eyesight Podcast & The Better Eyesight League www.bettereyesightpodcast.com www.patreon.com/bettereyesight
[36:36] Mark your calendars for October 4th, October 15th, and December 1st, 2022!