Course Description

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 and eye exercises, ergonomic tips, software for blue light filtering, and more.

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

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • Lecture Part 1: Introduction

    • Lecture Part 2: How the Eye Stays Rested

    • Lecture Part 3: Consequences of Computer Eye Strain

    • Lecture Part 4: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Risks

    • Audio: 10 Tips to Healthier Eyes

    • Lecture Part 5: Conventional Treatment

    • Lecture Part 6: Complementary Approach

    • Lecture Slides

  • 2


    • Eye Exercises E-Book

    • How to Prevent Computer Eye Strain From a Chinese Medical Perspective

    • Smartphone Safety for Better Sleep – Prevent Eye Damage and Eye Disease

    • Recommended Natural Eye Care Products

    • Blue Light Filtering Software Tutorials

    • Recommended Computer Stretches and Yoga Poses

About the instructor

Holistic Integrative Eye Doctor and Acupuncturist

Marc Grossman

MARC R. GROSSMAN, O.D., L.AC.Marc Grossman, Doctor of Optometry and New York State Licensed Acupuncturist is a co-author of:-  International bestseller Magic Eye Beyond 3D: Improve Your Vision, 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, 2007Since 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 myopia 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 tackle difficult eye problems.Read about basic guidelines to protect your precious vision.Dr. Grossman founded the Rye Learning Center in 1980, a multidisciplinary center for learning problems, in 1996 co-founded Integral Health Associates in New Paltz, New York, and in 1999 co-founded Natural Eye Care, Inc.His background includes degrees in Optometry, Biology, Physical Education and Learning Disabilities, coupled with yoga, bioenergetics, nutrition, Chinese medicine and acupuncture, the Alexander technique and Feldenkrais. This orientation provides the foundation for an integrated approach to vision and its influence on the body, mind, and spirit of each patient.Vision is Not StaticThe 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 lectures nationally on topics such as Natural Vision Improvement, Psycho-Emotional Aspects of Visual Conditions, Vision & Learning, Holistic Integrative Visual Therapy, and Chinese Medicine and Vision Care. He also teaches workshops for healthcare professionals including psychotherapists, acupuncturists, yoga teachers, social workers, occupational therapists and other optometrists.

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