Dr. Kondrot believes that, “All aspects of a person are interrelated, the physical, the mental and the emotional. He uses this approach in his practice as the worlds only board-certified ophthalmologist and board-certified homeopathic physician at his Healing the Eye & Wellness Center. Dr. Kondrot has a long professional history for treating eye disease, starting as an eye surgeon for 20 years. He was introduced to homeopathic medicine when it was used to treat his life-threatening asthma. He found that traditional medicine was not really helping; on the contrary, he almost died twice, and it also caused undesirable side-effects. His own life-changing recovery was a wake-up call, and he decided to pursue certification in homeopathic medicine.
“IN HOMEOPATHY, WE TREAT THE PERSON, SO WHEN SOMEBODY COMES IN WITH AN EYE PROBLEM, I AM TREATING THEIR WHOLE BODY. I’M TREATING THE MENTAL, EMOTIONAL STATE AND OTHER PHYSICAL PROBLEMS THEY MAY HAVE,” DR. KONDROT.
Dr. Kondrot soon discovered that eye doctors in the 1900s commonly used homeopathic treatments and that by incorporating it and other alternative therapies, such as microcurrent, chelation, and oxidative treatments, he could help more people. They could, “provide a catalyst to help the body along.” In 2014, he received the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his treatment of eye disease with such supportive modalities. Instead of looking only to the eye, he analyzes a patient’s digestion and emotional well-being in great detail. His practice is primarily focused on people who are going blind from diseases like macular degeneration, progressive myopia, cataracts or glaucoma.
“IF YOU’VE BEEN TOLD THAT THERE IS NO HOPE, THAT YOU ARE LOSING YOUR VISION, YOU ARE GOING BLIND, DON’T LOSE HOPE. THERE ARE MANY, MANY MODALITIES, MANY ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES THAT CAN BE DONE TO RESTORE YOUR HEALTH AND RESTORE YOUR VISION,” DR. KONDROT.
Dr. Kondrot cautions that, “Traditional ophthalmology does a wonderful job treating trauma, retinal detachment, and severe cases of glaucoma. It is necessary. You know there are many conditions where you need a good surgeon, you need a surgical approach or you need a medical approach.” He feels that the majority of eye problems, however, are of a long-term chronic nature.
“IF YOU DON’T TAKE CARE OF THE UNDERLYING CAUSE, ANOTHER DISEASE WILL MANIFEST,” DR. KONDROT.
The number of people with vision problems only continues to grow, partly because of an aging population, but unhealthy lifestyles also play a defining role, as Dr. Kondrot explains in his book, “10 Essentials to Save Your Sight.” Circulation, heavy metals and poor diet are common factors with serious disease. The plastics in contact lenses also add toxins to the body that may cause long-term problems and there is an increased risk for eye infections.
“HEAVY METAL TOXICITY IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONTRIBUTING FACTORS IN CHRONIC EYE DISEASE” DR. KONDROT,” DR. KONDROT.
Laser therapy continues to increase in popularity for things like nearsightedness, but DrKondrot is against it being used for optional or cosmetic purposes, because it can have negative long-term effects such as dry eyes. If the underlying causes of the patient’s eye problems are not addressed, DrKondrot says, “another disease will manifest,” such as glaucoma or cataracts. He adds that homeopathic medicine teaches that, “The body has a wisdom,” so there is a root cause for the problem that needs to be addressed, such as too much sugar in the diet or too much close up work.
“WE WERE MEANT TO BE HUNTERS AND GATHERERS, LOOKING AT DISTANCE, SO I ADVISE ANYBODY WHO IS USING A COMPUTER, DOING A LOT OF CLOSE WORK, TAKE A BREAK. LOOK OUT THE WINDOW. LOOK AT DISTANCE, WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU RELAX YOUR EYE MUSCLES. WHEN YOU DO A LOT OF PROLONGED CLOSE WORK, PROLONGED READING, YOUR EYE MUSCLES CONTRACT, AND YOU WILL DEVELOP MORE AND MORE NEARSIGHTEDNESS,” DR. KONDROT.
Diet is the first issue that Dr. Kondrot suggests must be addressed to help treat vision problems, saying, “Food is our best medicine.” He advises his patients that there is no quick fix with a simple vitamin pill. People need a variety of foods, especially colorful foods. Hydration is also essential as well as the reduction of stress. Dr. Kondrot also recommends a variety of exercises and personal coaching to strengthen the eye, “because it is like any other muscle.” He was highly influenced by the work of Dr. William Horatio Bates, who argued that all eye diseases were caused by stress and developed a series of exercises to combat the problem. His work was later endorsed by the British science fiction writer, Aldous Huxley in his own book, “The Art of Seeing,” after his own eyes dramatically improved. Dr. Kondrot reports that 85 percent of patents that attend his program, “have a significant change in their vision.” Through three best selling books, a weekly radio show, and regular speaking engagements, DrKondrot seeks to spread his integrative approach. He now teaches his methods to other alternative doctors around the world. As well as his website: http://www.healingtheeye.com/, he can be reached at 1-800-430-9328 or 352-588-0477.