Q: Who can benefit from The Read Without Glasses Method?
A: The Read Without Glasses Method is for everyone who wants to sharpen their near vision without reading glasses, bifocals or surgery. Whether you are just starting to notice a problem with your near vision, or you've been using reading glasses or bifocals for years, you can benefit. The method is a safe, natural and effective approach to reversing middle-age sight (known medically as presbyopia).
Q: Is there anyone who cannot be helped?
A: The use of The Read Without Glasses Method requires two functioning eyes, so the method is not for people with amblyopia (lazy eye), only one functioning eye, eye turning problems (squint) or low vision problems.
The method is also not designed for other types of vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia) or for medical problems (cataracts, macular degeneration). For assistance with these problems, visit www.bettervision.com.
Q: Who created The Read Without Glasses Method?
A: The method was originally created by Dr. Ray Gottlieb, O.D., Ph.D., F.C.O.V.D., a Rochester, New York, behavioral optometrist with more than three decades of experience in vision training and vision therapy. Dr. Gottlieb developed and refined the method in his private practice.
Martin Sussman, author of the world's #1 best-selling audiotape system, The Program for Better Vision, helped Dr. Gottlieb transform his basic exercises into The Read Without Glasses Method for home-study use. Sussman is the founder of the Cambridge Institute for Better Vision, which has offered natural approaches to vision care since 1976.
Q: How much time does it take each day?
A: We recommend that you spend at least 6 minutes a day using the method. The Read Without Glasses Method is a unique kind of exercise system. Instead of building up only muscle strength, it also helps to develop tone, flexibility and balance in the eyes and the visual system. The more you practice, the more quickly you will see results.
Q: How does it work?
A: The Read Without Glasses Method is based in part on the fundamental optic principle that convergence (turning the eyes inward) stimulates accommodation (focusing at near). The method shows you how to re-train the focusing system to regain its youthful flexibility.
Q: How should I use glasses when practicing the method?
A: Whether or not you already have reading glasses or bifocals, you should practice the method without them.
If you are just considering getting reading glasses, we suggest you delay that decision until you see how much The Read Without Glasses Method can help you. If you're already using reading glasses or bifocals, we suggest that you get a weaker pair. Complete details are covered when you watch The Read Without Glasses Method DVD or video.