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Program Supervisors

Stan Appelbaum OD, FCOVD

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 (  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.

Bryce Appelbaum OD, FCOVD

Dr. Bryce Appelbaum is a board certified Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

He completed his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis where he majored in Psychology and Pre-Medical studies and graduated with clinical honors from The Illinois College of Optometry.

He has completed extensive post doctoral training in the areas of

  • Optometric Evaluation of Visual Performance

  • Optometric Vision Therapy for Visual Acquisition Problems

  • Optometric Evaluation and Treatment of Visual Information

  • Processing Dysfunction

  • Evaluation and Treatment of Strabismus and Amblyopia

  • Visual Problems Secondary to Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Bryce Appelbaum is passionate about helping his patients reach their optimal potential and uncovering undetected visual problems which can interfere with functioning. Additionally, he is known for applying his knowledge of visual behavior to areas beyond the classroom or workplace.

Dr. Bryce Appelbaum has worked with hundreds of professional athletes, several professional sports teams, and countless amateur athletes to transform raw talent into honed performance through vision.