Vision Therapy References

“Parent’s Satisfaction with Vision Therapy.”  Journal of Behavioral Optometry, vol. 6, 1995.

100 parents randomly selected
82% saw an improvement in reading
57%improvement in self esteem
49% improvement in handwriting
45% improvement in ability to concentrate and pay attention in school

References for Visualization – Sports

  • Bandler, R.  Using your Brain for a Change.  Real People Press;1985
  • Farnsworth, C.  See It & Sink It.  Harper Collins Publishers; 199
  • Lampert, L.  The Pro’s Edge.  Saturn Press
  • Porter, K.  Visual Athletics

References for Learning Related Topics

  • Clark, F & C. Hassle-Free Homework. Doubleday;1989
  • Eide, B & F. The Mislabeled child. Hyperion. 2006.
  • Furth, H &Wachs, H. Thinking Goes to School. Oxford University Press
    Silverman, L. The Visual-Spatial Identifier- Upside Down Brilliance;
  • Vitale, B. Unicorns are Real. Jalmar Press; 1982.

Helpful Links – Vision and Learning

Binocular Vision Impairments

  • Lazy Eye, Crossed-Eyes, Double Vision, Strabismus, etc.
    An expert on strabismus covers the most frequently asked questions about eye turns and so much more! This is probably the most comprehensive web site on the subject on the entire internet.
  • What is lazy eye?
    Lazy eye is not the same as strabismus (a crossed eye or an eye turn). Read this very easy-to-understand explanation.
  • Children’s Vision
    A large web site with many pages of easy-to-understand information on lazy eye, crossed-eyes, strabismus, developmental delays, eye muscle surgery, dyslexia, binocular vision impairments, and much more.
  • Eye Muscle Surgery
    Answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding eye muscle surgery as a treatment for lazy eye, crossed eyes, etc. This type of surgery is frequently done, but often does not give satisfactory results.

3D Stereo Vision

  • 3D Vision (Binocular Vision)
    How does it work? Why do we need it?
  • Eye Doctors and 3D Vision
    Eye doctors use stereoscopic 3D images to develop and reinforce 3D vision.
  • The Stereo Vision Project
    What is stereo vision? What is a binocular (two-eyed) vision impairment?
    Learn to see in 3D! Visit the 3D Art Gallery and view Magic Eye stereograms, stereo photographs, optical illusions, and much more.

General Resources

Optometric Organizations

  • Optometrists Network
    A national network of optometrists.
  • COVD – The College of Optometrists in Vision Development
    An international professional organization which grants board certification in Vision Therapy to optometrists.
  • AOA – The American Optometric Association
    Organization of 32,000 optometrists.
  • OEP – Optometric Extension Program Foundation
    Serving the educational needs of optometrists.
  • NORA – Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association International, Inc. An organization which provides direction for the visual rehabilitation of persons who have physical disabilities and/or traumatic brain injuries (TBI).