Optometrist, Syntonic Light Therapist


Psychedelics and syntonics vision therapy

Ray Gottlieb, O.D., Ph.D. graduated from the U.C. Berkeley, School of Optometry (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 vison. Dr. Gottlieb is the Dean of the College of Syntonic Optometry (color therapy). 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. He is now retired from optometry practice but continues to teach at a summer program held at the U. of South Florida using the trampoline to improve the learning, coordination and visual skills of advanced piano students. Dr. Gottlieb lives in Florida where he researches, writes, swims, gardens and invents and practices eye/brain/body exercises on a sunny, Gulf of Mexico beach.