Dr Bryce Appelbaum with patient

Maryland based therapists "marry" optometric vision therapy and OT for significant results! Husband and wife team Stan Appelbaum, OD, FCOVD, and Barbara Bassin, OTR/L, BCP, are truly one of a kind. The board-certified vision therapist and board-certified pediatric occupational therapist work together in the same practice, offering patients both optometric vision therapy and sensory-integration-oriented occupational therapy. Read this article in its entirety!


Appelbaum Vision is conveniently located in Bethesda and Annapolis, minutes away from Metro Washington DC!

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Stan Appelbaum and his wife Barbara Bassin OTR/L, BCP had a vision to open a practice

To provide their patients the highest quality of care in a family-oriented atmosphere. In 2009, they welcomed their son, Dr. Bryce Appelbaum, into the practice who helped further transform Appelbaum Vision, PC into one of the premier vision learning centers in the country.

Appelbaum Vision is one of the only optometric practices that provides their patients the opportunity to receive both Optometric Vision Therapy and Sensory-Integration oriented Occupational Therapy in the same office.

Dr. Stan Appelbaum, OD, FCOVD

Dr. Stan Appelbaum is a board certified Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

He is a graduate of The University of Maryland and The Illinois College of Optometry, and completed a residency in Optometric Vision Therapy Dr. Stan Appelbaum of Appelbaum Vision at the State University of New York’s College of Optometry. Dr. Stan Appelbaum, author of Eye Power, is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Southern College of Optometry and has served on the Board of Sensory Integration International.

He has also served on the Board of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and is a member of the Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium Board of Directors. He has medical staff privileges at the Maryland Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital and the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington DC.

Dr. Stan Appelbaum has over 35 years experience as a behavioral optometrist and is primarily concerned with prevention, treatment, remediation, and enhancement of the visual system for his patients to achieve optimal function. Email Dr. Stan Appelbaum

Dr. Stan Appelbaum lectures locally, nationally, and internationally on numerous topics relating to

Eye Power Book

"Eye Power" is a must read to help open doors of insight and help gain answers for those who struggle with ADHD, Autism, Acquired Brain Injury, sports and learning. "Eye Power" can help turn your challenges into success!

Enjoy this very easy to read book that can greatly improve your family and friends quality of life. Learn how a reluctant reader can become an avid reader by doing the procedures described in this book.

Dr. Bryce Appelbaum, OD, FCOVD

Dr. Bryce Appelbaum is a board certified Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Dr. Bryce Appelbuam of Appelbaum Vision

He completed his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis where he majored in Psychology and Pre-Medical studies and graduated with clinical honors from The Illinois College of Optometry.

He has completed extensive post doctoral training in the areas of

Dr. Bryce Appelbaum lectures on various vision related topics

Including sports vision, acquired brain injury, strabismus and amblyopia, vision and learning, and visual behavior in the classroom. He is certified in Corneal Refractive Therapy/Orthokeratology, a specialty contact lens approach to slowing down nearsightedness and improving eyesight as an alternative to refractive surgery.

Dr. Bryce Appelbaum is passionate about helping his patients reach their optimal potential and uncovering undetected visual problems which can interfere with functioning. Additionally, he is known for applying his knowledge of visual behavior to areas beyond the classroom or workplace.

Dr. Bryce Appelbaum has worked with hundreds of professional athletes, several professional sports teams, and countless amateur athletes to transform raw talent into honed performance through vision.

With the impersonal nature of health care today, Dr. Bryce Appelbaum prides himself on providing personalized and thorough care designed to meet each patient’s individual vision and eye care needs. Email Dr. Bryce Appelbaum.

Barbara Bassin OTR/L, BCP

Barbara Bassin, OTR/L, BCP is an AOTA Board Certified Pediatric Occupational Therapist who works with children and adults.

She graduated Suma Cum Laude from Boston University Sargent College in Occupational Therapy and is licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Barbara Bassin of Appelbaum Vision She is certified in the administration and interpretation of The Sensory Integration and PRAXIS Test (SIPT), in Advanced Therapeutic Listening, and in Interactive Metronome.

Ms. Bassin is a frequent lecturer and has published in the areas of Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Learning Disabilities, Perceptual Motor, Movement, Behavior and Developmental Delays.

Ms. Bassin and her team of therapists use meaningful and purposeful activity to help children and their families succeed in meeting life’s challenges. She strives to support and energize each individual and/or family to give her patients the motivation they need to challenge themselves and be successful in making lasting change.

Ms. Bassin believes parents, caregivers and extended family members are all integral parts of the therapy process and ensures that these individuals are appropriately educated so that they can be empowered to affect positive change toward their child’s progress.

Badge Certification BadgeCert is the leader in digital badging/credentialing for training organizations, corporations, associations and universities. BadgeCertverifies an earner’s skills, credentials and continuing education experiences with a single click.


Henry M. Friedman, OD

Dr. Friedman is one of our doctors providing Vision Therapy for Appelbaum Vision.

Dreka Williams

Dr. Dreka Williams, OD

Dr. Williams is one of our doctors providing Primary Eye Care and Vision Therapy for Appelbaum Vision.


Sarah Mabie, MS, OTR/L

Ms. Mabie is one of our Occupational Therapists providing office treatment.


Sheila Levine

Ms. Levine is the Patient Care Coordinator as well as Office Manager for Appelbaum Vision.

Schedule an appointment

For additional information, please
Email Appelbaum Vision
, or call us at

Building blocks