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Computer Eye Strain: A Holistic Solution

In this online course, Dr. Marc Grossman, O.D. L.Ac., an expert in the field of natural vision improvement, guides you through his holistic solution to reducing the negative effects of computer eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome.
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By the end of this course, you should:

  • Understand the causes and effects of extended computer usage
  • Be aware of vision-related risks associated with extended screen/computer usage
  • Possess intermediate knowledge of the biological factors involved in Computer Eye Strain
  • Possess a holistic set of tools you can immediately use to help reduce your computer-induced eye strain, including:
    • nutrition and diet recommendations
    • yoga poses
    • eye exercises
    • ergonomic tips
    • natural eye care supplement recommendations
    • blue light filtering software tutorials
    • and more...

This course is for:

Anyone who experiences sore eyes, dry eyes, headache or blurred vision when using a digital device

  • Computer Users
  • TV Users
  • Smartphone Users

Course Outline:

Part 1: Introduction

  • Terminology
  • Statistics
  • Goals

Part 2: How the Eye Stays Rested

  • Eye Movement: The Saccade
  • Blink Rate and Eye Moisture
  • Muscles of the Eye
  • Pathology of Computer Eye Strain
  • Eye Movement and Distance
  • Blue Light

Part 3: Consequences of Computer Eye Strain

  • Overview and Statistics
  • Glaucoma
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Photoreceptor Damage
  • Blue Light Damages Rods and Cones
  • Rod Cell Protein
  • Eye Cancer
  • Insomnia
  • Damage to Macula
  • Blue Light Worsens Other Problems
  • Take Breaks!

Part 4: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Risks

  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Causes and Risk Factors
  • Eye Problems
  • Computer Eye Strain in Children

Part 5: Conventional Treatment

  • Ergonomics
  • Software
  • Vision Therapy
  • Eyeglass Lenses

Part 6: Complementary Approach

  • Ergonomics
  • Nutrients & Diet
  • Lifestyle
  • Yoga &  Stretching
  • Rest & Eye Exercise
  • Amber-colored lenses
  • Environmental light
  • 20/20/20 rule
  • Software
  • Breathing
  • Water
  • Remember to blink!
  • References



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Dr. Marc Grossman, O.D. L.Ac.

Holistic Eye Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist
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Since 1980, Dr. Marc Grossman has helped many people maintain healthy vision and even improve eyesight. He is best described as a Holistic Eye Doctor, dedicated to helping people with such conditions ranging from nearsightedness and dry eyes to potentially vision-threatening diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma. His combined multi-disciplinary approach using nutrition, eye exercises, lifestyle changes, and Chinese Medicine provides him with a wide array of tools and approaches to help people tackle difficult eye problems.

The philosophy of Dr. Grossman's practice is based on the belief that vision is not static and it need not degenerate. Vision has the ability to improve, and there are practical alternatives for helping vision without resorting to stronger prescriptions for eyeglasses or contact lenses or submitting to surgery. Poor vision is not just physical and can be improved at any age. According to recent scientific and psychological research on the human visual system, emotional and mental stress, childhood issues and environmental factors have a significant effect on vision. Therefore, to improve vision, the condition as a whole person needs to be addressed including diet, attitude, work, school, environment, physical and emotional issues.

Dr. Grossman is a co-author of:

  • Natural Eye Care – Your Guide to Healthy Vision, published by Natural Eye Care Media Services, Inc., 2019
  • Magic Eye, Beyond 3D: Improve Your Vision, International Best-Seller, published by Andrews and McNeil in 1996
  • Greater Vision – A Comprehensive Program for Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Clarity published by McGraw Hill, 2001
  • Natural Eye Care – A Comprehensive Manual for Practitioners of Oriental Medicine, published by Natural Eye Care Media Services, Inc. 2002
  • Natural Eye Care – Your Guide to Healthy Vision published by Natural Eye Care Media Services, Inc., April 2007

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