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Please join us for our 2022 Conference:
"Holistic Approaches to Myopia, Presbyopia and More!"

Sunday, September 11th - Monday, September 12th, 2022
12 hours of COPE-approved education
In person or virtual

2022 Speakers

Ray Gottlieb


Ray Gottlieb, O.D., Ph.D. graduated from the U.C. Berkeley, School of Optometry in 1964. His optometry practice focused on a unique blend of vision, movement cognitive training to help patients with learning, attention and reading problems, strabismus, traumatic brain injury, myopia and presbyopia and low vision. Dr. Gottlieb has been the Dean of the College of Syntonic Optometry since 1985. He served the faculty of three universities, two psychiatric hospitals, and a low vision center. He was the research editor for Brain/Mind Bulletin. In 1980, he conceived of and opened the “Eye Gym” in Santa Monica, CA. 

In 1971, he eliminated his myopia using Bates practices. He prevented his presbyopia using a method he invented (The Read Without Glasses Method). He has written two books: Attention and Memory Training: Stress-point learning on the trampoline (2005), and The Fundamentals of Flow in Learning Music, with Prof. Rebecca Penneys (1994). His Ph.D. dissertation: A Neuropsychology of Nearsightedness (1977), and many journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Gottlieb lectures about vision, health and learning to scientists, educators, health professionals and the public in the U.S. and abroad.  Dr. Gottlieb is now retired from optometry. He lives in Florida where he researches, writes, swims, gardens and invents and practices eye/brain/body exercises on a sunny, Gulf of Mexico beach.

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors: 

Optometric continuing education since 1940
The Northeast Congress of Optometry is held under the auspices of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation
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