Our vision therapists
Gina Canlas has a degree in nursing and has trained as a vision therapist with the Optometric Extension Program. She is the vision therapy manager of this clinic and is deeply involved in the in-office vision therapy care we provide to our patients.
Maria has a degree in early childhood education and developmental biology from Duke University.
"Patients should be referred to a behavioral [also known as a developmental optometrist] or neuro-optometrist. It was also noted that referrals made to an ophthalmologist may be insufficient, as they are primarily concerned with the health of the eye only, and ophthalmologists are mostly experienced with acute medical problems rather than rehabilitation issues."
"Today, a relatively small group of optometrists still practice and continue to perfect optometric vision therapy techniques. Yet, it is difficult for a strabismic patient to learn about, much less access, this type of clinician."
Dr. Susan Barry, 2010 Journal of the American Optometric Association
Neuroscientist (and adult vision therapy success story) Dr. Susan Barry gives a TED Talk about depth perception and vision therapy: