Building a Better Mind

About the Author

Mort Schomer

Morton J. Schomer, O.D., a Behavioral Optometrist, is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Optometry at Columbus, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army at Madigan Hospital, at Tacoma, Washington. For more than sixty years, he has worked with learning disabled children and adults, evaluating their dysfunctions and designing programs for their remediation. Dr. Schomer has been a consultant for perceptual development for the Head Start program and several schools where he worked with children with learning disorders. He taught courses in special education at local colleges providing teachers with knowledge about the development of mental processes.

The author established Home Eye Care—a program where state-of-the-art portable eye examining equipment is brought to nursing homes, senior day care centers, children’s crisis centers and treatment centers for the mentally disabled. The eye care services include examinations, treatments, fitting, and repairing of eyeglasses.

In 1972, Dr. Schomer had a heart attack and by-pass surgery. This was a “wake-up call” prompting him to begin a health program that covered diet, nutrition, exercise, and stress management. All this influenced Dr. Schomer to become a wellness coach and lecturer. He coordinates support groups which promote a revolutionary approach to health education and health care—the paradigm that natural and alternative therapies need to be intensified to help prevent and reverse diseases.

Dr. Schomer lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife, Carol. The couple has three children and three granddaughters.