008: Arrested and Taken to Court for Teaching the Bates Method


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By Nathan Oxenfeld and Nathan Oxenfeld: Certified Teacher of the Bates Method. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In this episode Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld, recounts the tale of Margaret Darst Corbett getting arrested and taken to court for teaching the Bates Method in the early 1940s. Local optometrists and ophthalmologists charged Mrs. Corbett with "practicing medicine and optometry and using drugs without a license". However, Corbett never claimed to be an eye doctor, nor ever used any medicine, lenses, or surgeries in her "eye re-education" lessons. Her innocence, backed up by the testimony of hundreds of her loyal followers who benefitted from receiving her services, led not only to the case being dismissed, but also boosted her publicity and gained her many new students, including members of the jury in her trial!

Visit www.integraleyesight.com for more information about the Bates Method and to learn about the online vision improvement classes and lessons Nathan offers. You can also sign up for his monthly email newsletter called, "Eyesight Insights" on his website too, which will keep you up to date on the progress and launch of his Holistic Eyecare Kit. Search for "Bates Method 101" on YouTube to watch all of Nathan's interactive and instructional videos while you wait for the kid to be released.


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