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The following list are practitioners of Natural Vision Improvement. We have varying techniques, but they are based on the works of Dr. W.H. Bates. This list is constantly being updated as members join. If you would like to add or change information, please contact update [at]  
Disclaimer: The Association of Vision Educators is not responsible for the actions or inactions of any of its members.

USA East Coast

Ree Coleman
Coleman Natural Vision Improvement
located at Kundalini Yoga Boston
14 Arrow Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 838-0928|
Specialties: Certified Vision Educator, workshops, groups, individuals and retreats. Often combined with Kundalini yoga

Carol Douglass, RN
7 North St.
Williamsburg, MA 01096
(413) 695-9436
3 Paradise Ln, New Paltz, NY
Practices in both Western Mass and New Paltz, NY. Bates method, Craniosacral therapy, Breathwork, meditation, movement and nutrition for natural vision improvement. Trauma resolution work. Children and adults. Private and group sessions.

Rosemary Gaddum Gordon, D.B.O., M.A.
Cambridge Health Associates
335 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 354-8360
43 Mast Cove Road
Eliot, ME 03903
(207) 439 9821

Raymond Gottlieb, OD, PhD
7100 Sunset Way #808W
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Cell Phone: 585-721-3478

Marc Grossman O.D. LAc
3 Paradise Lane
New Paltz, New York 12561
(845) 255-3728
20 Chestnut Street
Rye, NY 10580
(914) 967-1740

Sharon Hicks, MS OTR/L, CYT
Sharon Hicks Therapeutics
Norristown Arts Building
619 W. Washington St.
Norristown, PA  19401
Specializing in holistic occupational therapy, natural vision training, the therapeutic use of yoga and art, Zero Balancing®, and color light therapies.

Roseanne Hutchinson, Instructor
BrightEyes Center for Natural Eyesight Improvement
P O Box 7771
Athens, GA 30604
Specialty - 7 week Natural Eyesight Improvement group courses and private lessons offered in Georgia and Louisiana, group weekend seminars offered worldwide.

Nathan T. Oxenfeld
Integral Eyesight Improvement LLC
35 Haywood St, Suite 207
Asheville, NC 28801
(910) 859-1232
Certified Bates Method Teacher, Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation and author of "Give Up your Glasses for Good: Holistic Eyecare for the 21st Century". I teach private vision training lessons and 6 week group class series in Asheville, NC. I also work with people all over the world via Skype.

Elizabeth Pottenger
Certified Bates Method Instructor
Louisville, KY
naturaleyesightimprovement at yahoo dot com
Specialties:  Private classes, phone consultations and workshops offered nationwide. Six week classes available in KY.

Martha Rigney
363 Meredith St.
Raliegh, NC 27606
(919) 821-0000

Martin Sussman
Cambridge Institute for Better Vision
65 Eastern Ave #B1-E
Essex MA 01929

Donna Waldrop
12703 Overseas Hwy
Marathon, FL 33050
305 432-7877

USA "Middle"

Carla Berg
Herbal Visions, LLC
Northwest Arkansas Area
Cell: 619-302-3184 (pls leave VM)
Specialties: Natural Vision Teacher who offers 2-3 day workshops, group or individual classes, and free introductory classes for businesses. I focus on traditional Bates Methods, as well as newer techniques that have been developed over the years. Additionally, I am a Master Herbalist. Feel free to call or email for general questions, I will be happy to discuss how herbs and natural vision techniques may be able to help you.

Janet L. Herbst
5330 Allison St. #104
Arvada, CO 80002
(303) 424-2968
Specialties: Boosting Your Brain Power for learning and reading problems with sensory-motor integration and visual-auditory-motor therapies which will enhance school work or on the job, and driving. Excellent results with Optimal Nutritional Support of AD, ADHD, toxic shock syndrome, down syndrome, developmental disability, brain/neck injury, stroke, aneurysm, cerebral palsy, autism, strong prescription glasses, macular degeneration, cataract, and more.

Greg Marsh
140 East Harvard St.
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Specialties: Bates-centered approach, offering in-person and phone coaching, workshops, CD programs, training and certification. Including EFT, visualization, and other techniques to dissolve emotional blocks and strengthen belief in one’s vision.

Melissa Moody (*Sometimes* in TEXAS)
Central Texas. Austin, Waco, Dallas, Houston and sometimes San Antonio
(650) 218-9887 cell

Carla Sciaky
Denver, Colorado
(720) 255-6108
Specialties: Certified Natural Vision Coach (certified by Greg Marsh), private sessions, using visualizations, meridian tapping (offering several newer options), gently exploring strategies to weave good habits into daily living to restore healthy ways of seeing.

Jennifer Seagle
784 CR 3135
Valley Mills, TX 76689
513-587-9218 (mobile)
Central Texas: sees clients in Austin, Dallas, Waco, Houston, San Antonio and surrounding areas

Mimi Shekoski, PhD, MS
Chicago area
815- 219-7897
Certified Natural Vision teacher, Natural Health doctor, and Health & Wellness educator. My vision practice utilizes the Bates Method along with EFT, NLP, nutrition, purification-rejuvenation, therapeutic essential oils, and other mind-body-emotion healing modalities. I offer private consultation via phone or Skype, weekend workshops, and healthy vision & wellness seminars at corporations or conferences.

Carol A. Ziel
2197 210th Street
Boone, IA 50036
515-291-9399 cell (Voice, text, pics)

USA West Coast

Sheela Alex, H.H.P.
Enlightened Eyes
664 Stratford Dr.
Encinitas, CA. 92024

David A. Bernardin
Eyesight Naturally
17649 Rancho De Carole Rd
Ramona, CA 92065
(760) 787-1504 - phone & fax
Specialty: Self teaching of Natural Vision and the Bates Methods of Vision Improvement

Larhken B. Carroll
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 531-9729
Specialties: Brain Gym (Educational Kinesiology)

Sue Choi
Venice, CA
(310) 890-6964

Sarah Cobb

641 Scott St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Carol Gallup, M.A., L.M.P.
Yoga for the Eyes
Pt. Townsend, WA 98368

(360) 379-4795
Specialties: Self-Healing Bodywork and Vision Education

Kay Hogan, M.T.,  M.Ed.
525 Camelback Rd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 676 3696
Hellerwork, The Alexander Technique, Natural Vision Work

Nurit Katz
Los Angeles, CA 
(818) 384-9493

Max Mandolini
55 Roswell Ave #11
Long Beach CA 90803
(562) 621-6436
Specialty:  Private lessons and group classes. 
Melissa Moody
2111 Manzanita Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 854-6989
(650) 218-9887 cell
Specialties: Meir Schneider Method of Self-Healing through Bodywork and Movement- Practitioner and Instructor
Natural Vision Improvement Educator, Cranio Sacral/ Somatic Emotional Release, Trauma Work

Claudia Muehlenweg
Bates Vision
224 W. Oak Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
(just south of LAX airport)
(310) 572 9219
Specialties: Practitioner of the original Bates Method. I teach individual or small group lessons in my practice in Los Angeles, as well as in Hamburg when I am in Germany. Please visit my website for upcoming events such as talks, vision walks and workshops. Sessions also available via phone (free of charge, even for international calls), Skype or email. Can teach in English or German.

Meir Schneider
School for Self Healing
2218 48th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 665-9574
(415) 665-1318 fax

Marybetts Sinclair, LMY
Corvallis, OR 97333
(541) 753-8374
Marybetts combines her 40 years as a massage therapist with classic Bates method. Private lessons, group classes.

Jerriann J. Taber Ph. D.
Vision Training Institute
1351 Gibson Highlands
El Cajon, CA 92021-2746
(619) 440-5224 

Esther Joy van der Werf
10239 Ojai Santa Paula Rd
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 640-1955

Hawaii (moved from the category of "West Coast" because you can't drive to here!)

Kate Keilman
111 Hekili St., #206 A
Kailua, HI 96734 (Island of Oahu)
(808) 263-2012


Sheila Burr
960 Saugeen St.
Kincardine, Ontario  N2Z 1A7
(510) 396-1357
To her skills developed in her teaching career, Sheila brings further knowledge of the body/mind connection and the importance of relaxation, as a Certified TRAGER Practitioner. Encouraging the body to heal itself and supporting those on this journey of self discovery is a constant joy.

Estelle Saunders OD
Merivale Optometric Centre,
1547 Merivale Rd, Suite 8A Main level,
Ottawa, ON. Canada, K2G 3V4
Tel: 613-726-0414
Mobile: 613-769-9698
Specialities: Holistic Behavioural Optometry, Vision therapy for vision-related learning disabilities, accidental brain injury.

Alexandra (Skydancer) Hughes
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Specialties:   Natural Vision Educator including Bates Method, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, and Self-Healing for Insomnia and the Stress of Life.  Classes, workshops and private sessions.  Children Welcome including babies and children with special needs and developmental delays.

Joy Thompson
6030 Garraway Place
B.C. V0H 1X4
(778) 479-3794    (there's an *underscore* between see and joy)
Specialties: Teaching long-distance through Skype, telephone and email contact.
Seminars on location for groups: "Yoga for Sparkling Eyes". Contact Joy to book an appointment or schedule a seminar in your area.


Peter Mansfield
3 St. Aubyns Rd.
Portslade Brighton
England BN41 1AB    UK
(01144) 1273 424752     (the hyphen is important!)
Tagliatelli carbonara. Also, Alexander technique combined with Bates Method.

Margaret Montgomery
7 Park Rise
Herts HP4 3RT
+44 (1) 442 862228
+44 (1) 442 865482 fax
Also classes in:
London W1
Loughton, Essex
Exeter, Devon
Clevedon, Somerset
Hook, Hampshire

Speciality - working with any kind of eyesight problem. Also teaches by email and/or phone.

Charlotte Schuman
Tel: 01844 201461
Mob: 07960 977768
Specialities: All age groups, all vision problems. 1:1 lessons, workshops, telephone/Skype. Please see my profile on to find out more. Particular emphasis on self-healing, and on making the Method extra easy, enjoyable and fun to learn! 

Kevin Wooding
United Kingdom
+44 1865 514224 


Anna Bambridge
+44 (0) 7866 813330
For talks, workshops or lessons in natural vision techniques.

Aileen Whiteford
Vision Education Scotland
80/1 Harrison Gardens
Edinburgh EH11 1SB
Telephone+44 (0)777 64 555 18
Specialties: I am willing to come and give talks to groups? If you are interested and can get a group together I will come along. This can even be in your own house!

in LONDON at
Finchley N3


Nina Hutchings
L'Art de Voir, Méthode Bates
18 Cours Gambetta
13100 Aix-en-Provence
, France
Tel : +33 (0)6 70 93 07 18
Member of the French Association "L'Art de Voir"


Claudia Muehlenweg (mostly in the USA, please email for lessons in Hamburg)
22527 Hamburg

Practitioner of the original Bates Method. I teach individual or small group lessons in my practice in Los Angeles, as well as in Hamburg when I am in Germany. Please visit my website for upcoming events such as talks, vision walks and workshops. Sessions also available via phone (free of charge, even for international calls), Skype or email. Can teach in English or German.


Maurizio Cagnoli
via Palica Tiburzi 32   02040  S. Polo Sabino (Ri)
Near Rome, Italy, 
+39 0765 608283


(Sylvia teaches in both Portugal and Brazil)
Sylvia Loretta Lakeland
Terapias da Visão e Educação Corporal
Vision Therapies and Body Education
Clinica de Terapias Integradas
Rua Pereira e Souza, 90 - r/c A
1350-237Lisbon - Portugal
Specialties: Self-healing practitioner and educator, working with body and natural vision improvement. Adult vision disfunctions and pathologies. Workshops,classes and private practice. Oriental therapeutic exercises for vision. Vision and Education issues.

Tony Helinsky
Botulfsgatan 5 B
SE-22350 Lund
+46 46 389 020 (office)
+46 70 888 1111 (cell) (English) (Swedish) (English) (Swedish)
Specialties: Focus on eyesight focus training and ”refractive error” as a talent, explaining what eye glasses and contact lenses really do and using that as one starting point. All in the spirit of Bates and Natural Vision. Offers half-day, one-day and two-day workshops and online bookable private consultations over Skype and Phone in English, Swedish and Czech.
Also offers regular free 30 minute online group coaching Eyesight focus meetings in Swedish and English.
Founder of the Association for EyeSightFocus (free membership) and The Tony Helinsky method.


Barry Auchettl
Eye Power
Ballarat, Victoria
Australia, 3352
Ph +61 3 90130232

Focusing on using muscle testing to see the underlying causes to vision issues. Author of "Eye Power" a 10 minute a day guide to improving your eyesight

Carina Goodrich
P.O. Box 1217
Maleny, Queensland, 4552
ph: 61 7 54944888
Carina is one of the daughters of Janet Goodrich Ph.D, world renowned author on Natural Vision Improvement and founder of the Janet Goodrich Method. Carina trained with and worked alongside Janet since childhood and offers international live classes via telephone, products for home use to students and class materials for teachers around the world. Carina also conducts individual and group Vision Retreats, Instructor Training, and Parent/Child Playcamps in The Janet Goodrich Method.  Enjoy a FREE 34 minute audio lesson with Carina Goodrich. Download available from Designed so you can use the activity again and again.


Mr Loy Chye Bin
Make it Happen Pte Ltd
1B Pine Grove 13-05
Singapore 591001
(+65) 67627748
Specialties. I have been a fervent NVI practitioner since age 18. Hence having honed with this long practical experience of NVI, I am able to help my student effectively improve their poor vision and minimise any expected or unforeseen situation encountered by the student that I already experienced in my years of practice.
Coupled with my deep understandng of Asia culture and Singapore in particular, this would strongly enhance my appreciation of student's attitude towards learning NVI in this part of world albeit not as well-informed but I can help them ease into NVI practice as readily like a duck taking to a pond.



Joanna Korczak-Grochowska
Psychologist, vision therapist
Srodkowa 32/25
02-431 Warsaw
+48 224978557

Mikolay Markiewicz
Staffa 34/18
01-884 Warszawa

Elizabeth Smigielski
Terapeuta Wzroku - Vision Therapist
Jaszkowa Dolna 38F
57-300 Kłodzko
woj. dolnoslaskie
tel/fax: 48 74 - 868 6115
mobile: 48 692 - 776 068



(Sylvia teaches in both Portugal and Brazil)
Sylvia Loretta Lakeland
Terapias da Visão e Educação Corporal
(Vision Therapies and Body Education)
Rua Diogo Jacome,1030 - 15º/153
04512-001 Sao Paulo
+5511 50518152 
+5511 99528 2421

Specialties: Self-healing practitioner and educator, working with body and natural vision improvement. Adult vision dysfunctions and pathologies. Workshops, classes and private practice. Oriental therapeutic exercises for vision. Vision and Education issues,