Podcast 25 – Neuroplasticity and Finding Gifts of Adversity
Our adventurous guest today is Dr. Robert Sanet, one of the most influential leaders in behavioral optometry who comes with an inspirational story of perseverance and accomplishment after severe injury.
Dr. Sanet blew our socks off, and that was even before he told us his story of how he redirected his life and accomplished so much after a car crash caused severe head trauma which broke every bone in his head and left him with almost no chance of survival. He understands neuroplasticity, vision, and brain rehabilitation in a way that very few others do. We are going to learn how to see what he sees!
Today he is a world-renowned educator and practitioner in the fields of behavioral optometric care, vision training, and practice management, and his instructional seminars are recognized as the industry gold standard.
This man is so accomplished that we had to whittle down this list to include only a few of his accomplishments. In his career, Dr. Sanet has been:
- Owner and Director of the San Diego Center for Vision Care.
- Director of the Insight Vision Center
- Clinical Director for International Events of the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program
- Staff Optometrist San Diego Rehabilitation Institute at Alvarado Hospital
- Consultant to vision centers in Europe
- Board of Directors of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association – an Association
- Professor at a number of optometry colleges in the US as well as the president and a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development;
Dr. Sanet has worked with amateur and professional athletes – volleyball, football, baseball, golf, etc., and to highlight only one of the many international awards that Dr. Sanet has received, while it was not easy, this one caught our attention: Dr. Sanet was named as a Distinguished Practitioner in the multidisciplinary National Academies of Practice. He is one of only 100 Optometrists in the US to have received this award.
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In this episode, we talk with Robert about:
- Introducing Dr Robert Sanet
- Dr Sanet’s incredible recovery story
- Giving attention to the “flowers” and acknowledging the “weeds”
- The incredible visual brain
- SVI – Sanet Vision Integrator
- The importance of sourcing a great practitioner
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