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."

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"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."

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Hours of Operation

  • M - W - F : 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • T - Th : 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sa : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Research studies on Vision Therapy

High success rates with office based vision therapy

There are numerous studies and a great deal of literature discussing the efficacy and very high success rates associated with office based vision therapy. Any medical professional who speak to the contrary is simply practicing medicine from many years ago.

The latest research on Convergence Insufficiency: Office based VT superior to any other form of intervention

The National Eye Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, funded a study to determine the most effective treatment for Convergence Insufficiency. This study had both the collaboration of Optometrists and Ophthalmologists and was double-blind, placebo controlled, multi-centered, involving nine clinics in the United States including the Mayo Clinic, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and the Ratner Children’s Eye Center, just to name a few.

The study found that office based Vision Therapy was the most effective treatment for reducing symptoms and improving signs of Convergence Insufficiency in individuals aged 9-18. The results of this study are now being used by many insurance providers to support reimbursement for office based vision therapy.

Additional Resources


Neuroplasticity: Teaching an Old Brain New Tricks

Goal Statement: Because an adult brain can change, end organs, such as the eye, can be cortically altered, show improvement after insult and injury, and be remediated and enhanced. This paper provides an overview of neuroplasticity and demonstrates how optometrists can take advantage of this innate ability in adult patients.



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