My name is Nathan Oxenfeld and I wore lenses for over a decade before normalizing my vision using the Bates Method. I was prescribed my first pair of glasses at the age of ten in third grade for myopia (nearsightedness) and was fitted for contacts shortly thereafter. I relied on corrective lenses from the moment I woke up until just before going to sleep. It did not take long for me to tire of the daily nuisance of putting in contacts or wearing glasses. Slowly but surely a desire grew in the back of my mind: to wake up with crystal clear vision without using artificial lenses.
Unfortunately, the opposite happened. The more I relied on my glasses and contacts, the worse my myopia became. On one visit to the eye doctor to get a stronger pair of glasses I was told I had developed astigmatism. My dream of clear vision seemed to get further and further away from reality. Naturally, I thought the only way to achieve perfect vision was to receive laser eye surgery. I figured as soon as I turned eighteen, the FDA approved age for LASIK refractive surgery, I would have my corneas cut. However, a few people I knew who had the procedure still had to wear glasses! So I decided to wait and see how the technology improved over time. While waiting, I attained a Bachelors Degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. It was during this time while studying in university that I became exposed to the alternative side of health and healing through nutrition, yoga, meditation, qigong and the Bates Method of natural vision improvement.