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3 TEDx Talks on Vision and Vision Therapy

Ideas Worth Spreading about Vision Therapy

TEDx-logoChances are that you have heard of TED Talks. They are short live presentations designed to inspire awe, wonder, and curiosity. Or, as TED says, “ideas worth spreading.” Initially on the subjects of Technology, Education, and Design (T.E.D.), now talked cover almost every conceivable topic. I highly encourage you to find some mind-blowing Ted Talks to watch.

If you live in a moderately large large city, you probably have TEDx Talks.This is the local, independent version of TED, where everyday people can share what they are passionate about. Several years ago I presented a TEDx talk on the subject of hyperlocal social media and it was a lot of fun.

As the years pass, TEDx talks get better and better. I am happy to present 3 TEDx talks below about the important of vision and vision development.

From TEDx Victoria: Overlooking Our Vision

Sight is something many of us take for granted, but as Cameron McCrodan shows, there are many aspects of sight that are simply overlooked – and they can have a massive impact on our quality of life.


From TEDx Lincoln: Curing learning-related vision problems

Optometrist, Dr. Vicky Vandervort explains what it is like for a person to have eyes that work but do so inefficiently causing the person to exert extreme effort to see. When this occurs, people, especially children, do not realize the drain on their brain.


From Tedx Pioneer Valley: Fixing My Gaze

Susan R. Barry, Professor at Mount Holyoke College, talks about solving her severe visual problems through vision therapy. “As I began to straighten my eyes and see in 3D, I learned that the adult brain is indeed capable of significant plasticity. Rewiring in the adult brain requires the presence of novel and behaviorally relevant stimuli, the conscious abandonment of entrenched habits, and the establishment, through intense practice, of new ones.”


Enjoy these talks. They are a nice introduction vision therapy and shows why Dr. Beth and I are so passionate about in our work at Bright Eyes Family Vision Care and Bright Eyes Kids.

-Dr. Nate

TEDx Talk on Community and Social Media

Dr Nate Bonilla-Warford at TEDx

UPDATE: It seems the video has been made private. I have no idea why. I’ll contact TED and see if I can find out. -Dr. Nate

Woohoo! My TEDx PalmaCeia talk about building community with social media is up on Youtube. This was a great experience and I am happy and honored to have been involved.

Here is a very brief outline of my talk:

  • What an optometrist is
  • Value of building business by supporting others
  • Relationships at the individual level
  • Relationships at the business-to-business level
  • Relationships at the community level
  • Relationships at the global level
  • Importance of ideas, trust, relationships in community development

Also, check out the other talks at Tedx PalmaCeia by Michelle Northrup, Kim Randall, Mark Katz,Chris Blackerby, and Nile Nickel. Especially check out the talk by the organizer of the event Chris Krimitsos!

I’m pretty excited about this. Let me know what you think!


Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.
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Dr. Nate to Speak about Social Media at TEDx

Wow! What a busy month! On Thursday, October 7, I had the honor of speaking at the First Annual Click Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference was organized by Vision Monday and my talk , entitled “(Social Media Offers Great) Ways to Meet People (in Real Life),” was a light-hearted look at how many amazing and dynamic folks I’ve met through social media. It was a lot of fun!

The following week, I attended one of my favorite events, the annual meeting of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. I am the co-chair of their Public Relations Committee and, as such, was part of a small group that delivered a talk about social media to about 200 optometrists who specialize in children’s vision and vision therapy.example

And just when things are starting to settle down to a normal, crazy pace at the office, I am preparing to speak at TEDx PalmaCeia on November 16! I am a big fan of TED, and am very excited to be able to participate in this event. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design and its mission to highlight ideas worth spreading. You can go to and instantly find hundreds of amazing videos about incredible things.

TEDx events are local. From the TEDx PalmaCeia website:

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxPalmaCeia. At our TEDxPalmaCeia event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

There will be some fantastic speakers, including my friend Kim Randall, Chris Blackerby, Mark Katz, and organizer Chris Krimitsos. So check it out at the official link here. If you are coming, or are thinking about coming, check out the Facebook event (but you register at the official site). I’d love to see you there!

PS: I like public-speaking and am available for future talks. You can read about some of the past talks I’ve given here.

Dr. Nate

Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.
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