Integrated Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy is a powerful. When integrated with other disciplines, it is even more powerful. Here we can explore this theme, thereby increasing its effectiveness and visibility.

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Perception is a reality more than what is real, what we look at!

Here is an example of an integrated approach to vision therapy from my book Conscious Seeing.

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What is Integrated Vision Therapy - Some Quotes

In 1993, I began recording my clinical vision therapy experiences in a book, The Power Behind Your Eyes, that was published by Inner Traditions.…Continue

Tags: integrated, eyecode, eyes, eyecodeinfo, seeing

Started by Roberto Kaplan O.D., M.Ed. FCOVD. Last reply by Roberto Kaplan O.D., M.Ed. FCOVD Dec 4, 2009.


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Comment by Dr. Leonard J. Press on November 26, 2010 at 2:50pm
Agreed, though I would add that while one doesn't have to throw out the other, a better job can and should be done in both directions in using common terminology as/when available. It is an embodied cognition of the highest degree.
Comment by Roberto Kaplan O.D., M.Ed. FCOVD on November 26, 2010 at 8:48am
Thanks for making this point strongly Randy. In actual fact, true integrative vision therapy includes the functional and behavioural tenets of classical or traditional Optometry as the strong foundation. The integrated aspects are simply upgrades and add ons, like apps in a smart phone, to make the process even more streamlined. It is a pleasure to collaborate with you. Much joy with the family this weekend. Blessings. Roberto
Comment by Randy Schulman on November 26, 2010 at 8:01am
What is really cool is that classical optometry doesn't have to be thrown out. Classcial tenets can be incorporated into a more behavioral and ultimately integrative approach. Consider integrated therapy a much expanded approach to vision and the individual. Happy Thanksgiving.
Comment by Roberto Kaplan O.D., M.Ed. FCOVD on November 25, 2010 at 1:41pm
Thanks Len. I just today saw your post and was fascinated by this article. Interestingly enough, I had in May of 2004, presented a paper (Emotions and clearer vision) in San Francisco on this theme, that you can find on this website page. I appreciate you taking the time to write, and I do with great honour and respect look forward to the day when we can sit and talk face to face about these points. In the meanwhile, keep sailing and happy thanksgiving.
Comment by Dr. Leonard J. Press on November 25, 2010 at 12:28pm
I have always found it challenging to be able to integrate integrated therapy into my perpetually evolving model of self, but am slowly getting there. Thanks for your body of work in this area, Roberto. We are passing ships in a vast ocean of knowledge, you having sailed away from "classical optometry" many years before I. It helps me if I can anchor to structure, though not be chained by it. In that vein, a recent blog post speaks to an item that's pertinent. Thought you might enjoy it, and best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving season.

- Len
Comment by Roberto Kaplan O.D., M.Ed. FCOVD on November 20, 2010 at 3:42am
This week I heard myself wanting to say to a patient: "Look your eyes are getting old, and you have to live with this vision problem of non-correctable blurry vision!" I immediately sat back and contemplated: "Did I really just think that?"
What did I discover? "The eyes modify their biological function with age according to a definite code. This means, that for every age there is a defined EyeCode® that is being revealed for correct living and then seeing." Roberto Kaplan
Comment by Roberto Kaplan O.D., M.Ed. FCOVD on July 16, 2010 at 2:55pm
Vision therapy as we have known it needs an upgrade. There is so much more information on how the human being perceives via the mind and brain through the eye that can be considered for our vision therapy patients. By integrating new paradigms based on research, deepens the impact our vision therapy will have on our patients. I call this kind of vision therapy, integrated vision therapy. Here is a video of leading professionals making comments about the new way of considering information.
Comment by Roberto Kaplan O.D., M.Ed. FCOVD on June 30, 2010 at 12:43pm
I worked with an Optometric colleague about the eye condition of her 6 year old son. This conversation brought me into the awareness of how sometimes we can miss the boat altogether, when it comes to integrating broader perspectives into our normal vision therapy thinking. Read more.
Comment by Roberto Kaplan O.D., M.Ed. FCOVD on January 15, 2010 at 4:55pm
I remember that target from my vision therapy days. Almost had the same experience. It is fantastic to be able to discern reality from illusion. Thanks Randy for reminding me of this. Great. Enjoy your weekend.
Comment by Randy Schulman on January 15, 2010 at 4:45pm
I will give an example of vision therapy. I see Abe Shapiro for vision therapy myself (I highly recommend going through a program yourself). I have seen the Mother Goose targets a million times (I exaggerate) but today, I was able to see at first glance that there was a mismatch between the 3D targets and the suppression controls. Normally, we view the king and the suppression controls all in the same plane even though the pipe and the bowl are at the plane of the plastic and the king in front say on the base out side. We view it that way because that is what is expected. To view it differently, in my case today, as it actually is instead of what it should be was a big shift in my perception. I was now seeing and believing what I was seeing as opposed to the illusion. In terms of my behavior in the world, then, this myope is now able to see things as they are instead of how they are supposed to be.

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