Who is this program for?
Have you noticed changes in your vision, especially with the use of smartphones and computers?
Are you trying to figure out what to eat (or not to eat?) for the health of your eyes?
This program is designed for you – to support good vision through the foods you eat, to show you how to use your eyes and how you live with balance through Ayurvedic mind-body principles.
This program is for all who want to empower themselves with knowledge, training and tools to care for their vision and eye health.
What is Included in the program?
This 3-hour online course includes 15 videos and supplemental handouts. The course includes user-friendly tips from eye health research, training on eye exercises, recommendations for active computer users, Ayurvedic body-type questionnaires and recommendations, and explanations of basic eye anatomy with the use of an eye model and images.
What knowledge and skills will I receive?
This course is structured in six key areas. You will learn:
You will come away from this course with a better awareness, new information and resources that can be used so that you can make more informed decisions about enjoying your precious gift of sight.
"A bit of background on myself – I am Dr. Diane Prather. My formal education and training degrees are O.D. for Doctor of Optometry and M.P.H. for Masters in Public Health. I began exploring health care while growing up in Wisconsin and working with my Father in his large animal veterinary medical practice. Veterinary medicine in some ways has been a leader in preventive health care. You see, farm animals do not have health insurance, their owners are interested in keeping them growing well and staying healthy with minimal cost. For example, newborn calves were sure to get their colostrum. And animals didn't stay up late watching TV or reading email!
I finished my undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas with majors in Pre-Optometry and Psychology, my Doctor of Optometry at University of Houston -College of Optometry and my Masters in Public Health at the University of Texas -School of Public Health. I taught at the University of Houston -College of Optometry in the Community Health tract as well as was in private practice in the Houston, Texas area. While in private practice, I did an Ayurvedic Physician Training for Health Professionals through Maharishi International University. After competing the Ayurvedic training, I recognized the need to share this wellness information and became a co-owner of an Ayurvedic and yoga Wellness Center when I taught yoga and Ayurveda health care."