Marc Grossman, OD, LAC

  • Doctor of optometry
  • New York State licensed acupuncturist
  • Founded the Rye Learning Center in 1980
  • Co-founded Integral Health Associates in New Paltz, New York
  • Co-founded Natural Eye Care, Inc.


Marc Grossman, doctor of optometry and New York State licensed acupuncturist is co-author of:

Since 1980, Dr. Marc Grossman has helped many people maintain healthy vision and even improve eyesight. He is best described as a holistic eye doctor, dedicated to helping people with such conditions ranging from myopia and dry eyes to potentially vision-threatening diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. His combined multi-disciplinary approach using nutrition, eye exercises, lifestyle changes and Chinese medicine provides him with a wide array of tools and approaches to tackle difficult eye problems.

Dr. Grossman founded the Rye Learning Center in 1980, a multidisciplinary center for learning problems. In 1996, he co-founded Integral Health Associates in New Paltz, New York. In 1999, Dr. Grossman co-founded Natural Eye Care, Inc.

The philosophy of Dr. Grossman’s practice is based on the belief that vision is not static and it need not degenerate. Vision has the ability to improve, and there are practical alternatives for helping vision without resorting to stronger prescriptions for eyeglasses or contact lenses, or submitting to surgery. Poor vision is not just physical and can be improved at any age. According to recent scientific and psychological research on the human visual system, emotional and mental stress, childhood issues and environmental factors have a significant effect on vision. Therefore, to improve vision, the condition as a whole person needs to be addressed, including diet, attitude, work, school, environment, physical ailments and emotional issues.

Dr. Grossman lectures nationally on topics such as natural vision improvement, psycho-emotional aspects of visual conditions, vision and learning, holistic integrative visual therapy and Chinese medicine and vision care. He also teaches workshops for health care professionals including physical therapists, chiropractors and body workers, social workers, occupational therapists and other optometrists.


Dr. Grossman’s background includes degrees in optometry, biology, physical education and learning disabilities. In addition, Grossman received education in yoga, bioenergetics, nutrition, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, the Alexander technique and Feldenkrais. This orientation provides the foundation for an integrated approach to vision and its influence on the body, mind and spirit of each patient.