Resources

Professional Organizations

COVD.org – College of Optometrists in Vision Development

VisionHelp.com – Vision Help Group

PaveVision.com – Parents Active for Vision Education

AOA.org – American Optometric Association

OEPF.org – Optometric Extension Program

Websites

The Vision Help Blog – VisionHelp.wordpress.com

COVD Blog – COVDblog.wordpress.com

Wow Vision Therapy Blog – WOWvision.typepad.com

Glossary

Glossary of Terms

Parent Groups

Vision Therapy Parent’s Unite

This is a closed Facebook group (just ask permission to join) for parents considering vision therapy, with a child in vision therapy, or with a child who has completed vision therapy.  Run by parents, for parents.

Books

Fixing My Gaze: A Scientists Journey Into Seeing in 3 Dimensions
by Susan Barry, PHD

Jillian’s Story: How Vision Therapy Changed My Daughter’s Life
by Robin Benoit

Dear Jillian: Vision Therapy Changed My Life Too
by Robin Benoit and Jillian Benoit

Eyes for Learning: Preventing and Curing Vision-Related Learning Problems
by Antonia Orfield

Reflexes, Learning, and Behavior
by Sally Goddard Blythe

The Well Balanced Child
by Sally Goddard Blythe

Thinking Goes to School
by Hans G. Furth and Harry Wachs, O.D.

Suddenly Successful – How Behavioral Optometry Helps You Overcome Learning, Health & Behavior Problems
by Hazel Richmond Dawkins, Dr. Ellis Edelman, O.D., and Dr. Constantine Forkiotis, O.D.

When Your Child Struggles: The Myths of 20/20 Vision
by Dr. David Cook, O.D.

Research Links

Vision Therapy for Children: A Parent’s Guide – Dr. Gary Heiting, OD

The Scientific Basis for and Efficacy of Optometric Vision Therapy – Dr. Kenneth Ciuffreda, OD

Summary of Research on the Efficacy of Vision Therapy for Specific Visual Dysfunctions – Dr. Jeffrey Cooper, Professor of Clinical Optometry, SUNY College of Optometry

Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT) Study: Comparing in-office Vision Therapy to Pencil Push-ups –Archives of Ophthalmology

Evidence-Based Medicine: Part 1 – Dr. Leonard Press, FCOVD

Evidence-Based Medicine: Part 2 – Dr. Leonard Press, FCOVD

An Open Letter to Dr. X – Dr. Leonard Press, FCOVD

Vision Therapy & Learning Problems

Best Treatment Determined for Childhood Eye Problem –Mayo Clinic

Another Joint Statement Regarding Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Vision – A Rebuttal – Dr. Daniel Lack, OD

Optometric Care of the Struggling Student:  For parents, educators, and other professionals – American Academy of Optometry

Vision Problems of Children with Individualized Education Programs – Dr. Jeffrey Walline & Dr. Erica Johnson Carder, Ohio State University

A SUMMARY OF RESEARCH AND CLINICAL STUDIES ON VISION AND LEARNING – College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)

Vision, Learning, And Dyslexia – American Academy of Optometry & American Optometric Association

Dyslexia Study Raises Ire of Eye Docs – Review of Optometry

Amblyopia

Amblyopia Treatment – Eye Patching Alone is no Longer the Standard of Care – Dr. Dan Fortenbacher, FCOVD

Developments in Amblyopia Treatment – Dr. Coralee Mueller

Amblyopia Research Supports Treatment Without Patching– Dr. Nate Bonilla-Warford

Amblyopia Research Compilation – Vision Help Blog, Dr. Len Press, FCOVD

LazyEye.org

Strabismus

Evidence-Based Medicine: Strabismus Surgery Outcomes –Dr. Dominick Maino, FCOVD, MEd

All About Strabismus Surgery – Strabismus.org

The Cure – Dr. Rochelle Mozlin

Strabismus Treatment – Dr. Coralee Mueller

Stereo Sue – A Scientist’s Journey to Seeing in 3 Dimensions – Dr. Sue Barry

Neurologist Sue Barry’s TEDx Talk about her journey with vision therapy as an adult with Strabismus

Eye Doctors Should Work Together to Decide on Strabismus Surgery

Strabismus.org

College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) compilation lists

Position Papers – Several position statements from the American Academy of Optometry and the American Optometric Association

Research Summaries

White Papers

Press Releases

COVD Blog

 
 

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