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 yoked prism lenses laid the groundwork for future optometrists, particularly in the treatment of patients living with visual spatial dysfunctions-- including individuals with perceptual, psychological, spectrum disorders and traumatic brain injuries.

Professional Career

Having served the field for over 45 years, Dr. Kaplan has been a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development since 1977. In the past, he also served as a clinical instructor of behavioral sciences in the Department of Psychiatry at the New York Medical College. He has a significant body of published research on ambient prism lenses and their role in the rehabilitation process. In addition, he has published two books of his own, Seeing Through New Eyes (2006) and The Secrets in their Eyes (2015), and has contributed a chapter in the first American Psychiatric Association approved text for treating psychiatric conditions alternatively (Complimentary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice, 2017). These texts are available for parents and professionals in the fields of autism, optometry and ophthalmology, psychology, education and occupation therapy who wish to explore a physiological model for managing the visual processing disorders.

            Behavioral/Developmental Optometry 
            Visual Management of Learning, Spectrum and Emotional Disorders

           Author & Researcher

            Optometry School
                        Illinois College of Optometry, 1953

            Post Graduate Studies
                        SUNY College of Optometry, 1964
                        Gesell Institute of Child Development, 1971

                        College of Visual Development, 1977

Board Certification
            National Board of Examiners in Optometry, 1953

            American Optometric Association
            Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development
            New York State Optometric Association
            Optometric Extension Program

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