Learn the Importance of Eye Exams through the Documentary “Open Your Eyes” with Dr. Lynn Hellerstein and Dr. Kerry Gelb
Dr. Kerry GelbDr. Lynn Hellerstein of Vision Beyond Sight speaks with Dr. Kerry Gelb, optometrist, producer of the documentary “Open Your Eyes” and host of the Open Your Eyes Podcast. He talks about his documentary “Open Your Eyes” and explained why it’s so important to have our eyes examined, and how optometrists can now see almost 300 systemic diseases in the eye. He also discussed the importance of nutrition and doing eye exams in person.

  • The purpose of the documentary “Open Your Eyes” and the journey of Dr. Gelb in producing it
  • The limitations of online and phone eye exams
  • The importance of eye exams in detecting systemic eye diseases
  • The impact of nutrition to overall and eye health
Dr. Kerry Gelb spent 2017-2019 traveling the continent and Europe producing a feature-length documentary entitled “Open Your Eyes”.  Upon its release, he launched the “Open Your Eyes Podcast” that delivers weekly episodes focusing on all aspects of health.

He has also been interviewed for radio and television on topics related to ocular health. He frequently lectures on the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetes. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in the evaluation and fitting in specialty or “hard-to-fit” contact lenses. He is also certified in the evaluation and management of Corneal Refractive Therapy contact lenses. He is committed to providing the highest quality of care to his patients.

Dr. Kerry Gelb graduated with honors in 1984 from the Illinois College of Optometry, and completed a one-year residency in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease. Dr. Gelb has been practicing in New Jersey for the past 23 years. He is also a member of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians and the President of ALLDocs (the Association of LensCrafters Leaseholding Doctors).

He currently resides in Union County with his wife and child.

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“The purpose of the documentary is to explain to patients out there why it’s so important to have their eyes examined, and the importance of the eye... What people don’t realize is there’s a whole functional part of eye exams that you do to see how well the eyes work together, the whole learning and health aspects where people don’t realize until they have a problem.”
– Dr. Kerry Gelb

Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, Developmental Optometrist, co-owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, P.C., award-winning author and international speaker, holds powerful and inspiring conversations with her guests in the areas of health, wellness, education, sports and psychology. They share their inspirational stories of healing and transformation through their vision expansion. Vision Beyond Sight Podcast will help you see with clarity, gain courage and confidence. Welcome to Vision Beyond Sight!

Dr. Lynn’s books are available at Amazon.com and www.lynnhellerstein.com/shop.

Dr. Lynn is available for speaking engagements and consulting. For more information, visit www.lynnhellerstein.com.

To learn more about vision therapy or to find a doctor providing vision therapy in your area, visit: COVD.org.

To learn more about vision and the impact in concussion/brain injury, visit: Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.

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About Dr. Lynn

A pioneer in vision therapy and developmental optometry, for more than 30 years, Dr. Lynn Hellerstein has helped thousands of children and adults improve their vision and transform their lives — at home, in the classroom, and most recently on the playing field. Her breakthrough methods unlock barriers to learning and “rewire” around brain injuries, and vision perception or processing deficits. But you don’t have to have a vision problem to benefit: her brain training strategies may be the missing magic if you’re an athlete trying to nail a tricky shot or stay cool in competition. If it’s a skill you can visualize, Dr. Hellerstein can help train your eyes — and mind’s eye — on success.

Award-winning and #1 bestselling author, Dr. Lynn has published numerous professional peer reviewed articles, chapters and four books.

See It. Say It. Do It! (2009) - How to see/recognize your goal, declare your intention, and taking action to achieve your vision.

See It. Say It. Do It! Organize It! (2011) - How to create a step by step process to make achieving your goal a reality.

50 Tips To Improve Your Sports Performance (2013) - How to improve your sports performance today by enhancing eye-mind-body coordination skills, achieving the mental edge, and preventing injuries.

Expand Your Vision (2021) - Discover the power of the seeing brain…the creator of your true vision. Gain Clarity, Courage, and Confidence. In this #1 Amazon best-selling innovative newest book, the power of visualizing and believing in the process to break through internal barriers and create new possibilities for achieving your goal is explored. Visualization can be used to increase creativity, to reduce stress and anxiety, and to build confidence in all of the things that they do.