Visual, DEVELOPMENTAL & EDUCATIONAL Services for your entire family
FOSTERING Clinical EXPERTISE, RESEARCH & EDUCATION
Barbara Kotsamanidis-Burg, MSE is the Executive Director for The Center for Visual Management and as such oversees the daily implementation of services for our patients. She graduated from Pace University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Fordham University with a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology and is currently completing a second Masters in Clinical Vision Sciences from Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry.
Dr. Kalantarova’s mission is to spread awareness of vision therapy and its role and benefits in neuro-rehabilitation, school readiness skills for preschoolers and students of all ages, as well as special need populations. Currently Dr. Kalantarova is working to complete her fellowship in College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD).
She provides comprehensive eye exams with a special interest in binocular vision disorders in head trauma, pediatrics, children with special needs, and concussion populations. Dr Kalantarova has completed specialized training in pediatric and vision therapy rotations at SUNY University College of Optometry and Ezra Vision Center.
Dr Kaplan, the founder of The Center for Visual Management is a prominent developmental/behavioral optometrist, author and researcher. He currently serves as a consultant for the practice and continues to publish in optometric, neurological and psychiatric journals. His clinical work and development of ambient prism lenses remarkably paved the way for future optometrists, particularly in the treatment of patients with visual spatial dysfunctions-- including those living with perceptual, psychological, spectrum disorders and traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Kaplan has been a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development since 1977.
Dr. Alami received her doctorate in Optometry from The State University of New York College of Optometry completed her residency soon thereafter. She was awarded the Billie M. Lyons Memorial Award for distinguished service to the community and has traveled to nearly ten underpriveledged countries to provide specialized eye care services. She now continues to expand the examination methods offered through The Center for Visual Management. Her expertise in binocular and visual-spatial disorders provides her the ability to examine patients with a myriad of challenges, including learning and reading difficulties, sensory integration delays, autism and traumatic brain injuries.