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.

"I’m writing this as my daughter, A., has completed her last eye therapy session. Our experience began about two years and two months ago. While that may seem like a long time ago, time really did go by quickly.Her success today is determined by her motivation, not her impaired vision skills."

Read this Vision Therapy Success Story in it's entirety.

"When N. first started vision therapy she was uncomfortable in large groups of people. She cringed and flinched when other children would run past her. Playground situations caused her anxiety. Since beginning vision therapy, I have noticed that she is much more comfortable with people approaching her."

Read this Vision Therapy Success Story in it's entirety.

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Appelbaum Vision Therapy

Is your child smart in everything but school?

  • 1 in 5 children in the classroom have a vision problem that affects reading!
  • Vision problems involving eye movement and focus can often cause "ADD/ADHD like behaviors"
  • Children do not outgrow eye muscle problems

Vision Therapy = Physical Therapy for the Eyes!

The American Optometric Association (AOA) defines Vision Therapy as a sequence of activities individually prescribed and monitored by the doctor to develop efficient visual skills and processing. It is prescribed after a comprehensive eye examination has been performed and has indicated that vision therapy is an appropriate treatment option.

Dr Bryce Appelbaum with patient

The vision therapy program is based on the results of standardized tests, the needs of the patient, and the patient's signs and symptoms. The use of lenses, prisms, filters, occluders, specialized instruments, and computer programs is an integral part of vision therapy.

Vision Therapy is an individualized treatment program designed to correct visual-motor and/or perceptual-cognitive deficiencies and enhance the brain’s ability to control:

As visual skills and abilities are improved, they are made automatic through practice and repetition and ultimately integrated into life with motor and cognitive functioning.

To read more about vision therapy please visit the COVD website and Vision Help Website!



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