My name is Marina Montiel,  I am a Bates Method teacher, a yoga instructor and an educational psychologist.


I help people to improve their vision naturally to they can live without glasses or contact lenses.


I work with my students in face-to-face workshops, private sessions and also in my online school. I am a co-founder of the Natural Vision Academy and we offer natural vision retreats and trainings around the world.


Visual education is a visual recovery system based on relaxation, movement and visual games. It is a natural alternative to glasses, contact lenses and eye surgeries. We practice different techniques with the aim of changing bad habits for healthier visual habits and integrate them into daily life.


The natural vision or Bates Method was created by Dr. William Bates, who realized that people with good vision and people with poor vision use their eyes in a different way. According to his research, mental stress can cause tension in your eyes, so you squint and squeeze the eye

muscles producing a deformation of your eyeball and

causing blur in your eyes.


  • William Bates (1860-1931) was the pioneer in talking about natural vision improvement. He was an ophthalmologist from the United States who, after years working in conventional ophthalmology, began to feel dissatisfied with his own practice in which he simply provided his patients with glasses. Finally, he decided to start his own research on the different visual conditions and developed the Bates Method.
  • After his research; His conclusion was that vision is variable and can improve. People with poor vision use their eyes in a different way than people with good vision. Due to emotional stress, tension occurs in the ocular muscles, which when tightened make the eyeball deform. Depending on the muscles you squeeze, you can develop a visual problem or another.
  • The three principles of the Bates Method are relaxation, movement and centralization. We say that they are good vision habits and people with good vision use them when they look. In contrast, people with poor vision use bad vision habits, that is, opposites; tension, fixation and diffusion. Our goal is to integrate these good vision habits into our daily lives, and for this we use natural vision exercises and activities.