Visual, DEVELOPMENTAL & EDUCATIONAL Services for your entire family


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 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.


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, Seeing Through New Eyes (2006) and The Secrets in their Eyes (2015) which 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 spectrum population.


            Behavioral/Developmental Optometry
            Visual Management


            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