For Adult Patients

Recommended Reading

The following are a sample of reading references and resources that provide additional information about vision beyond 20/20 eyesight, and how it influences development, learning, performance, and rehabilitation.

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Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy

This is a textbook authored by Dr. Press together with other leading authorities in brain-based vision therapy.

It is available here.

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Clinical Pearls in Refractive Care

This is a textbook co-authored by Drs. Press and Werner, based on courses given at the SUNY College of Optometry how to individualize lens and prism prescriptions.

It is available here

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Fixing My Gaze: A Scientist's Journey Into Seeing in Three Dimensions

Beautifully written by neuroscientist Dr. Susan R. Barry, this is a first-hand account of the profound influence of vision on development.

It details the inconsideration of ophthalmologists (eye surgeons) toward optometric vision therapy, and the emergence of a new dimension in the depth and stability of her vision after Dr. Barry underwent vision therapy.

It is available at

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Eye Power: An Updated Report on Vision Therapy

This is an easy to read book co-authored by Dr. Stanley Appelbaum and Ann Towsend Hoopes this is very informative for the public.

Dr. Press wrote the foreword to the book, and it is available here.

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Vision Rehabilitiation: Multidisciplinary Care of the Patient Following Brain Injury

A textbook that has fast become the standard in the field. Dr. Press co-authored a chapter on Spatial Vision with Dr. Robert Sanet.

It is available here.

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Envisioning a Bright Future: Interventions that Work for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A multi-authored paperback, this wonderful book summarizes current approaches from a variety of disciplines including Optometry.

It is available here.

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Visual Fitness: 7 Minutes to Better Eyesight and Beyond

Written by behavioral optometrist Dr. David Cook, this paperback provides insight about how brain based therapy can help adults absorb more information visually and achieve a whole new outlook on life.

It is available on

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Computers and Vision Therapy Programs

This is a monograph edited by Dr. Press on the principles behind computer applications to vision therapy.

It is available here.

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An Insight Into Sports

This is a nice book that provides background information on the importance of good visual skills to sports performance.

It is available here.

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Smart Medicine for Your Eyes: A Guide to Safe and Effective Relief of Common Eye Disorders

This book is written by an optometrist who has pioneered in understanding the influence of nutrition on the eyes and visual system.

It is available here.

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Endless Journey

After a serious car accident in which she suffered traumatic brain injury and was partially blinded, veterinarian Janet Stumbo was told that there was no chance for improvement.

In this fascinating first-hand account Dr. Stumbo shares who behavioral vision care allowed her to prosper after medical doctors gave her little hope for a normal life. It serves as an inspiring message to survivors, families and health care practitioners who work with TBI patients, and is available here.

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Creating Your Personal Vision: A Mind-Body Guide for Better Eyesight

This is a paperback by Dr. Sam Berne who has pioneered in helping understand the mind-body connection as related to vision.

It is available on

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Behaviors, Beliefs and Emotions: Doctor-Patient Relationships in Behavioral Optometry

Co-authored by Abraham Shapiro, O.D. and Jack Esterson, Ph.D, this is a unique monograph showing how visual issues can be intertwined with how people respond to stressors in their lives. It is often those responses which trigger their visual symptoms and difficulties.

With an understanding of these issues, adults can be guided to personal insight and improved vision.

It is available here.

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