Dr. Sam KidPower Presentation

eyeClarity Podcast

May 25 2023 • 1 hr 1 min

Here is a great presentation I gave recently that I wanted to share with you. I talk about my history and how, as an eye doctor, I came to work with children struggling with their development and how that lead to KidPower. Enjoy the show. If you want more, sign up for my newsletter at: www.drsamberne.com. If you have any questions, submit them to hello@drsamberne.com or you can now text me! Text ‘Join’ to 1-844-932-1291 to join the community and ask your questions!   SUMMARY KEYWORDS child, primitive reflexes, eye, vision, kids, trauma, nearsighted, visual, important, therapy, understand, create, doctor, called, parents, conditions, birth, developmental, nutrition, problem   Hello, everyone, it’s Dr. Sam, I’d like to welcome you to my EyeClarity podcast. This is a show that offers cutting edge information on how to improve your vision and overall wellness through holistic methods. I so appreciate you spending part of your day with me. If you have questions, you can send them to hello@drsamberne.com. Now to the latest EyeClarity episode.   Hey everyone, I want to welcome you to my talk today, here at Kidpower. And Albuquerque. Kidpower is near and dear to my heart, because it's a place I've been coming for, I don't know, over 20 years, and I help the kids with their vision. So I'm going to talk about that today. And to begin with, what I want to do is I want to talk about a core issue that has been coming up in the context of working with kids. And that core issue has to do with cracking the code, cracking the code, with each child, what is it going to take to turn the switch on so that they're thriving? And when I see a child here at Kidpower, or in my practice, that's my biggest curiosity, because usually, you know, parents are coming in and we know as parents were really struggling with what's going on with my child, and why are they struggling in school? And how come they're not reading and we just went to an IEP, you know, we did the testing, and now they may end up in a special education class.   So I have to say, I have some personal experience, because I was one of those kids. I grew up in the Northeast, and I came from a family that really stressed education. And my parents, my grandparents, my aunts, and uncles, a bunch of intellectuals. And so I remember my uncle going to his house, and he had like, all these books on foreign language, he actually spoke five different languages. And my, my mom and dad, I mean, they just stressed college and grad school. But the thing was, is I was eight years old, and I was diagnosed with a learning disability. And, as I, as I think about it, now, it's kind of a painful time because I didn't want to read I didn't like reading. I wasn't a good reader. School was really challenging for me. And so my, my mom took me to a lot of places. And we actually ended up like a lot of the kids here at Kidpower. I ended up at an eye doctors office. And he said to me, Well, you're nearsighted. And let's give you some glasses. And so I got these lenses. And I started to memorize, that's how I got through school. And I never was a good test taker. And I just worked really hard. And I was able to do pretty well in high school and college and got into professional school, graduated and I met a, what we call it developmental optometrists. This was a, an eye doctor who looked at vision in a more holistic way. And I was 20 years old. And he had a course that he was offering. And he also was offering his services as a doctor and as me as a patient. So I started going with him, and he diagnosed me with a condition called convergence insufficiency.   Meaning my left eye used to wander out, I would see double vision, I couldn't focus. I had a little bit of impulsivity, a little bit of hyperactivity, and sounds like ADHD, right. And that's kind of what I had. And so through his physical therapy exercises, I was able to heal that condition.

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