About Dr. Marc Grossman, O.D., L.Ac.
A Leading Holistic Eye Doctor
Marc Grossman, Doctor of Optometry and New York State Licensed Acupuncturist is co-author of:
International best seller 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, 2007.
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 myopia and dry eyes to potentially vision threatening diseases as 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.
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 Static
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 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 health care professionals including physical therapists, chiropractors and body workers, social workers, occupational therapists and other optometrists. Dr. Grossman is a consultant to school systems, rehabilitation centers and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Testimonials: In Their Own Words
I am 82 years old and have been seeing Dr. Marc Grossman for 15 years. Having had success with other alternative medical professionals, I searched for a holistic eye doctor. I had no serious issues but wondered if there were methods to support me in keeping my eyes healthy. At that time my eyesight was 20/40 and I had minor cataracts. Through the use of homeopathics drops, pure Focus drops, compounded natural tablets and castor oil applied to my eyelids daily, I am delighted that over these years my vision has improved to 20/25 in both eyes, along with decreased density of cataracts! I only wear glasses sometimes for reading and working on the computer. I am so grateful.
This experience shows me that with effective care I can progress, not decline even at my age. Maintaining my good eyesight, even improving it, has given me a sense of
opportunity and creative expansion to live every day fully and to look ahead with optimism!
I believe I speak for many with glaucoma & other eye diseases that it's difficult now to read books. I enjoy Dr. Grossman's podcast the very most!!!!
- B. K.