Vision Therapy Evaluation ...

Vision Therapy Evaluation This blog post corresponds with Chapter 23 (Guidelines for Case Summary and Presentation) in the ACiVT text. I’d like to change the paradigm for the vision therapy evaluation, drawing strong parallels to a neuropsychology evaluation. I feel it’s important to do this for two reasons; the first is to signal the complexity of what and whom we evaluate, as distinct from eye...

Fluid Concepts and Creativ...

Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies This blog post corresponds with Chapter 23 (Guidelines for Case Summary and Presentation) in the ACiVT text. You may have seen this video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8bm2llxxjU It’s a very powerful clip of a blind man with a tin cup, sitting on the ground next to a cardboard sign that says: “I’m Blind.  Please Help.”  He is not connecting with...

Preliminary Management Con...

Preliminary Management Considerations Table 23-2 (p. 313) differentiates a protocol for case management of patients referred by another optometrist, compared with a patient who is generated by internal referral from within one’s own primary care practice.  Chapter 25 elaborates on details about generating referrals from other ODs and the importance of communication, but here I want to expand discussion...

Applied Concepts in Vision...

In the Preface to the OEP Edition of Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy, I indicated that we would be updating the material in the text through Internet-based communications.  The first topic I pledged to update was Practice Management and Administration.  In the OEP Print Edition, this is Section IV and begins with Chapter 23 on page 312, the chapter on Guidelines for Case Summary and Presentation. In...

Preface to ACiVT Blog

Welcome! The textbook Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy, originally published in 1997, has enjoyed wide popularity among students, doctors, and therapists.  Some therapists have told me that their pets have been known to snuggle up with the text. In switching publishers from Mosby/Elsevier to OEPF in 2008, I made a conscious decision that future updates of the text would not be done through the...