Eyesight isn’t something many people think we can change, but today I’m talking to a holistic optometrist who says otherwise. Because vision exists in the brain, not the eyes, it is possible to improve and even rehabilitate our eyes instead of just correct them.
Want to be free of glasses? Prevent eye disease? Reverse cataracts? Dr. Berne says it can be done and there are natural ways to do it.
Dr. Berne on Holistic Eye Care
Over his 25 years in optometry Dr. Sam Berne has developed a form of holistic vision therapy that goes deeper than better eyesight. He believes glasses and contacts are just short-term solutions that can actually weaken the eyes and looks to root causes of disease for an alternative approach.
With these holistic methods Dr. Berne can address vision issues caused by autism, ADHD, cataracts, dry-eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other eye conditions.
If you’re tired of forking out money for contacts and glasses as your prescription gets stronger and stronger, you’ll definitely want to check out this episode!
In This Episode You’ll Learn
- why I thought twice before getting my daughter glasses
- how nutrition and overall health affects your eyes
- how glasses weaken the eyes and what to do instead
- what causes “floaters” in vision
- the link between ADHD, ADD, and the eyes
- what dyslexia and reading delays often have to do with vision
- specific help for macular degeneration, cataracts, and more
- what causes dry eye and what to do about it
- simple exercises you can do that improve eyesight naturally
- supplements that help eye health
Resources We Mention
Learn more about Dr. Sam Berne at DrSamBerne.com
- Dr. Berne’s eye exercises
- Dr. Berne’s recommended supplements (Whole Eye Health Formula, Glutathione Extra Strength, and MSM Eye Drops)
- blue-blocking glasses
- f.lux app
Do you or one of your children struggle with vision issues? What would you ask Dr. Berne? Let us know by leaving a comment or writing a review on iTunes. I read each and every comment, and my guests often do too and might answer your questions!
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