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A graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Stan Appelbaum completed a residency in Optometric Vision Therapy at the State University of New York’s College of Optometry.
He was Director of The Vision Therapy Clinic at The Optometric Center of Maryland, Baltimore City Health Department.
Dr. Appelbaum has served as the Maryland State Director of The Optometric Extension Program, an international behavioral vision education and research organization, and he is currently the Maryland State Director and a Fellow of The College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the optometric organization that certifies doctors as specialists in Vision Therapy.
He has been in private practice with his wife, Barbara Bassin, OTR, BCP for over 20 years in Bethesda and Annapolis, Maryland, combining Vision Therapy with Sensory Integration Occupational Therapy in the same office. He specializes in working with infants, special needs, developmentally delayed, and learning disabled/ADD/ADHD children, adults with visual fatigue/reading difficulties, and practices functional and developmental concepts in his approach to treating vision problems and enhancing vision skills and abilities. He lectures on topics related to infant vision development, Visual/Vestibular Assessment and Treatment, visually related learning difficulties, strabismus, amblyopia, the visual demands of computer use and sports vision.
Dr. Appelbaum has served on the Board of Sensory Integration International and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and is currently on The Board of The Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium (www.IHPC.org) He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Southern College of Optometry and has medical staff privileges at The Maryland Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital & The Washington, DC National Rehabilitation Hospital where he treats patients with visual problems associated with brain injury.