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Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School

Dr. John Medina, Director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University, writes an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the many daily implications of recent brain research.

Medina has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. As the father of two boys, he has an interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children. In addition to his research, consulting, and teaching, Medina speaks often to public officials, business and medical professionals, school boards, and nonprofit leaders. He lives in Seattle with his wife and sons.

Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart & Happy Child

Dr. John Medina, Director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University, writes an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the many daily implications of recent brain research.

Medina’s books include: Brain Rules (Pear Press), Brain Rules for Baby (Pear Press), The Genetic Inferno, The Clock of Ages, Depression, What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s, The Outer Limits of Life, Uncovering the Mystery of AIDS, and Of Serotonin, Dopamine and Antipsychotic Medications.

Fixing My Gaze: A Scientist’s Journey into Seeing in Three Dimensions

Susan R. Barry, describes how wonderful it was to have step-by-step, this new 3D world revealed to her. As a neurobiologist she is able to discuss the science as an expert in simple language.

A revelatory account of the brain’s capacity for change, Fixing My Gaze describes Barry’s remarkable journey and celebrates the joyous pleasure of our senses.

Read Susan R. Barry’s thoughts on 3-D vision as posted by the Los Angeles Times.

Mozart’s Brain and the Fighter Pilot: Unleashing your Brain’s Potential

Richard Restak, M.D., shows you how to boost your brain’s cognitive performance by increasing alertness, concentration, memory, and mental endurance.

Packed with practical advice and fascinating examples drawn from history, literature, and science, Mozart’s Brain and the Fighter Pilot provides twenty-eight informative and realistic steps that we can all take to improve our brainpower.

Jillian’s Story A personal story, beautifully written by mother and daughter, following their journey of how Jillian’s vision problems (Amblyopia and reading problems) were successfully treated with Optometric Vision Therapy.

“This book is a must read for everyone involved, not just in the eye care field including optometrists, ophthalmologists,and the students and residents in both professions,but by everyone who deals with people of all ages who are not reaching their full potential in life.”

—Paul Alan Harris, O.D., FCOVD, FACBO, FAAO, Associate Professor, Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN

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Due to “shelter in place” and in accordance to the California Optometric Association, our office will be closed at least through April 7th. We expect this situation may extend through April. However, we will be able to receive calls and make future vision appointments.

You may reach us through email at millvalleyopt@gmail.com or leave a message at 415-381-2020.

If you have an urgent or emergency eye care need, please call me directly at 415-250-3925. I will arrange a referral or decide if it is appropriate for me to see you at my office.

During this time, it is important to remember to focus on things we can control. Taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is important for the welfare of our staff, patients, and community. For information and updates on COVID-19, we recommend reviewing the information shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/protect/index.html

Thank you for your support of Mill Valley Optometry.

Dr. Eliot Kaplan, OD