July 28, 2006

Links for Vision Therapy

If you're interested in learning more about vision therapy, behavioral optometry, or developmental optometry (in reference to my post about Stereo Sue and my eye doctor), here are some links which will provide additional information.

First, according to my eye doctor, find a doctor who can provide a good diagnosis of your vision problem and provide a customized vision therapy plan. Ophthalmologists do not practice vision therapy, and neither do many optometrists. Behavioral/developmental optometrists are trained in optometric vision therapy, and most are members of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). You can search for a Fellow of COVD, ie a doctor with FCOVD listed after his or her name, at the COVD site.

The following sites are part of the Optometrists Network:

  • VisionStories Read many answers to the question "What changes have you seen as a result of a Vision Therapy program" or "How has Vision Therapy changed your life?"

  • Vision3D Explains what stereo vision is and provides lots of games and puzzles and optical illusions

  • Public Information about vision therapy. Provides links to information about vision therapy, convergence insufficiency, double vision, lazy eye, and strabismus. Some links are within optometrists.org while others are off-site.

  • What is Vision Therapy? Links about vision therapy, FAQs, and definitions.

Other sites:

Hope that helps!


Anonymous said...

I am in midlife and have been monocular as long as I can remember. But eye testing shows that I am capable of stereoscopic vision. My opthamologist has recommended surgery on both eyes, and I am wondering if a less aggressive course is possible for me. I have never had surgery before, and one of my eyes turns inward. Do I need the surgery in order for vision therapy to work? I would really appreciate hearing from anyone (via comments) with personal or professional experience....

CogSci Librarian said...

I'd humbly suggest that this blog is *not* the spot to trade stories about vision therapy. People are telling stories about their vision experiences on some of the sites noted in this post, so I'd suggest going there to find a community to talk about vision therapy.

This blog talks more about the science of vision and other cognitive & library science issues.

Thanks for reading!