Meir Schneider was born blind. Surgeries on his eyes did not help him, and he lived for seventeen years unable to see. At the age of 17 he became aware of the Bates vision exercises and practiced them without pause, until gradually his eyesight began to improve. Today his vision is normal enough that he holds a California driver’s license and can drive and is self-sufficient. But he didn’t stop with healing himself, he founded and now runs a school of self-healing in San Francisco, helping others with their visual problems, and other conditions such as muscular dystrophy.
I was very grateful he agreed to an interview and that I can share the following information with you.
Interview with Meir
Q: Your personal story is so dramatic. Looking back, what was it that as a child caused you to persevere so strongly towards healing your eyes?
A: In the first two pages of my book, Movement for Self-Healing, I describe the love of my grandmother, which made a very big difference to me in my life. She used to lie with me in hospital beds, and supported me through five surgeries. Both my parents were deaf and my connection with my grandmother was significant. My grandmother made me feel that I’m worthwhile. And that feeling gave me the tenacity to work on my eyes 13 hours a day. There is nothing like the love of a parental figure to make someone move forward.