Episode 21

Vision Therapy and the Brain

With Dr. Fabian Tai

Have you ever wondered how vision plays a role in the health of our bodies and our brains? Problems with our eyes can give us clues to what is going on inside—and, conversely, problems with many activities may be a result of compromised eye function. What you may not know is that using a treatment called vision therapy may improve so many things such as ADD, head injuries, reading comprehension, posture, throwing a ball, and much more.

Today, our host Dhru sits down with optometrist Dr. Fabian Tai, whose specialty is vision therapy. Vision therapy takes a different approach to vision, the eyesight, and the brain using a variety of tests and exercises to help strengthen and retrain the eyes.

I know you’ll love all the educational information from this episode of The Broken Brain Podcast as much as I did.

PS – If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Tai’s practice, find him online here. You can also look for a local vision therapy provider in the US, in Canada, in the UK, and Europe.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. Dr. Tai’s personal story
    (4:29)
  2. Symptoms that were signs of trouble
    (9:16)
  3. How does vision impact fight or flight?
    (13:25)
  4. Stress on the body from not using eyes properly
    (14:28)
  5. Vision as more than just what your eyes see
    (18:02)
  6. What is vision therapy?
    (19:30)
  7. Who benefits from vision therapy?
    (20:45)
  8. Vision’s role in ADD
    (23:04)
  9. Chronic inflammation affects brain and vision health
    (27:24)
  10. What else can we do to heal?
    (31:53)
  11. Being proactive in treating injuries
    (42:20)
  12. Protocol for a few exercises
    (47:02)
  13. Where can I find a vision therapist?
    (48:56)
  14. Conditions that may be helped by vision therapy
    (52:25)
  15. Vision therapy and stroke patients
    (55:05)
  16. Reducing eye strain when on screens
    (1:03:45)
  17. Myopia is not normal
    (1:07:10)
  18. Would reading glasses help?
    (1:09:36)
  19. Light sensitivity and how to help it
    (1:14:43)
  20. Dr. Tai’s family story about the tie between gut and vision
    (1:16:51)
  21. Where can I find out more about Dr. Tai
    (1:22:41)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Dr. Fabian Tai

Dr. Fabian Tai is an optometrist who specializes in neuro-visual development. He is a Board Certified Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, a Clinical Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and a founding Board of Director of Canadian Optometrist in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation. He has a private practice in Mississauga, Ontario that provides eye care to patients throughout the world with a focus on vision therapy. He has lectured to different professionals about vision care as he is committed to educating the public and other professionals about achieving optimal visual performance. Dr. Fabian Tai feels blessed to see his patients achieve their goals in life through vision therapy and is passionate about helping children who struggle in school, brain injured patients ranging from concussions to stroke and professional athletes who want to increase their performance.

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