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About Dr. Sam Berne

Dr. Sam Berne has been in private practice in New Mexico for over 25 years and is an established leader in functional medicine. He holds a…

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Dr. Sam Berne has been in private practice in New Mexico for over 25 years and is an established leader in functional medicine. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University, Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College and did his postdoctoral work at the Gesell Institute in collaboration with Yale University. He has been awarded The Special Awards for Service from the Behavioral Optometrists in Mexico for his innovative and holistic work with children.

Dr. Berne uses holistic optometry and vision therapy to improve eye health, vision and overall wellness. He understands and treats the body as one integrated system, rather than a collection of independent organs, in order to identify and address the root causes of disease. This approach views each person as genetically and biochemically unique, therefore his treatment methods are personalized and tailored to the individual.

Dr. Berne uses Whole Health Methods to give patients’ approachable, immediately usable, and powerful protocols for improving their vision and wellness. He has developed innovative methods for healing the mind-body-spirit through eye therapy and provides individuals with natural alternatives for reducing disease and improving vitality. These methods offer a holistic solution to children and adults with Autism, ADHD, Cataracts, Dry Eye, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and many other diseases.

Upcoming Events:

  • Continuum Movement Training Program – Module 6 - pt 2
    Next Offered: 10/10/2020

    Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz, PhD,  ANATOMY II Focus- Further inquiry into the relationship of physical systems to states of being, moving, perceiving and other clinically important areas. Neurophysiology will be touched upon as it pertains to the practice of Continuum, including an overview of the Nervous System, Neuro-Muscular System, the…

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  • Dr. Sam's Online: Somatic Vision Care
    Next Offered: 10/17/2020

    Dr. Sam will lead us in The Berne Method®, helping us improve our vision and health. He began developing this unique blend of developmental optometric concepts more than 25 years ago. This unique blend of holistic vision practices will be experiential, and there will also be time for discussion.  …

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  • Vision Sanctuary Vision- Whole Health Online Retreat
    Next Offered: 11/13/2020

    In this online retreat, Dr. Sam will offer methods to improve your eye health and overall wellness. Once you register, he will send you a questionnaire to fill out and return to him, and he will then develop the course based on participants’ needs. Modalities used will likely include vision,…

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  • Eye of the Whale, A Wisdom, Mystery Depths Retreat
    Next Offered: 01/22/2021

    A retreat on the Big Island that includes dolphin swims, whale watching, and daily gatherings for personal growth and healing.  The beautiful ocean, Hawaiian spinner dolphins and whales dare us to listen deeply for our soul song. In this unfolding inquiry, we relate to the wildness of nature, the dynamic…

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