Evolution of Medicine Podcast with James Maskell & Dr. Bryce Appelbaum

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Evolution of Medicine: Functional Optometry with James Maskell & Dr. Bryce Appelbaum

James Maskell: “I couldn’t imagine a greater gift than that, having seen just how the reduction in the function of a sense will dramatically affect your life”

Dr. Bryce Appelbaum joins James Maskell on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast in their first ever episode on Functional Optometry.

This episode is packed with tangible takeaways as well as educational content about the field of functional optometry. James & Dr. Bryce discuss a whole host of under the radar symptoms and discuss specifically what to be aware of when it comes to vision health and vision development particularly in younger children. 

Tune in to learn more about the below and so much more when it comes to functional optometry. 

In this episode: 

  • One in 10 kids has a vision problem significant enough to impact learning.
  • What is a functional medical practitioner for vision and how does it differ from ‘regular’ optometry
  • ScreenFit: a program when office-based treatment is not available that is a revolutionary online vision training program to help minimize the damage of screens to vision. 
  • Waldorf education and developmentally appropriate educational philosophies
  • How inflammation and cardiometabolic health relate to eye function
  • Dr. Bryce’s own story with Vision as a young athlete and how he discovered first hand the impact of Vision Therapy
  • The hidden impact of Covid-19 becoming the new host of symptoms that we’re seeing in clinic as the screen pandemic
  • And so much more

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A Holistic Approach to Healing Your Vision with The Life Edge Podcast

A Holistic Approach to Healing Your Vision with Chris from The Life Edge

If our prescriptions keep increasing throughout the years, there is always a reason why. That's not normal.

Join us for a special episode of The Life Edge Podcast where Dr. Bryce Appelbaum talks to Chris. They discuss the mis-diagnoses associated with vision, the journey that Dr. Appelbaum went on in order to become a highly specialized neuro-optometrist. We also discuss Chris’s own journey with vision, eyesight and his experience doing the ScreenFit Program. Dr. Bryce talks about how vision therapy is helping people, especially those recovering from serious head injuries. Tune in to this episode for a deeper look into the wonders of our eyes and the science of vision therapy. 

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  • Background 
  • What is Vision Therapy
  • Screen Time & Vision
  • Costs, Time & Affordability of Vision Therapy
  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices for Vision
  • Gluten and Vision
  • Annual Vision Check Ups 
  • Age Considerations when it comes to Vision
  • Words of Wisdom from Dr. Bryce Appelbaum
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How to Keep Our Eyes and Vision Healthy with Ask Dr. Jessica

How to Keep Our Eyes and Vision Healthy with Ask Dr. Jessica

Join me and the incredible Dr. Jessica Hochman in this episode where we talk about how when children are experiencing behavioral issues and frustration in school, it is important to consider visual issues as a cause.  

We also dive deep into the exciting treatment programs on offer to help people reach their optimum visual potential— and just how MANY visual issues are avoidable and treatable with the proper therapy.  

Dr Jessica Hochman is a board certified pediatrician, mom to three children, and she is very passionate about the health and well being of children. Most of her educational videos are targeted towards general pediatric topics and presented in an easy to understand manner.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why are more vision problems emerging more now than every before with children?
  • What is the difference between eyesight and vision?
  • Recommendations for managing screen time
  • How to practice “20-20-20” for visual hygiene
  • Doing vision therapy verses getting stronger prescription lenses as we age
  • How vision problems can lead to or be misdiagnosed as ADD, ADHD, or dyslexia

The Role of Vision in Your Overall Wellness with Wellness Mama

Vision plays an important role in your overall wellness - with Wellness Mama, Katie Wells

This episode with Wellness Mama’s very own Katie Wells is a must-listen for anyone who suspects they have vision problems or anybody wanting to make sure they’ve considered their kids vision!

Dr. Bryce and Katie dive into the concept that vision and eyesight actually aren’t the same thing. Vision refers to our brain’s ability to communicate with our eyes and things like too much screen time, early reading, and concussions can all affect our eye’s ability to see.

We talk about the rise of vision problems since Covid, after everyone’s screen time took a huge jump. And more importantly we talk about what you can do about it with things like Vision Therapy and  programs that help retrain the brain for better vision and so that vision doesn’t have to get worse with age or screen-use!

Inside this episode: 

  • The misdiagnosis and missed opportunities of vision and eyecare and why healthcare has it all wrong about the eyes
  • Eyesight and vision are different things and need to be treated differently
  • Eyesight refers to how well you can see on a chart or in a classroom
  • Vision refers to how our eyes work together and how we derive meaning from the world around us
  • Why vision problems are brain problems and why there is a fix for these
  • Most doctors are reactive rather than proactive when it comes to vision
  • All functional visual skills are learned skills
  • Screens and even early reading might be contributing to eye issues
  • Many vision problems are maladaptations
  • How motion sickness, trouble with eye contact, resistance to reading, etc can be symptoms of vision struggles
  • Vision therapy is physical therapy for the brain through the eyes… and how it works
  • How vision relates to sports performance
  • Over 80% of what kids learn in classrooms comes from visual inputs and many kids have things going on that interfere with optimal visual processing
  • Why Dr. Bryce believes that things like ADD, ADHD, and dyslexia are incomplete diagnoses unless vision is also evaluated
  • Why it is estimated that by 2050, half of the world will be myopic
  • The vast majority of motion sickness has a visual component that is treatable
  • Why vision should not get worse with age unless there are functional problems that are impacting our ability to use our eyes well
  • Even if someone needs glasses, prescription should not get worse each year
  • Exercises to help open up periphery and improve vision
  • Any brain at any age can be taught and neuroplasticity is lifelong

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