Albert Yonas, Professor of Child Psychology, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota
Dr Melvin Kaplan's fascinating book provides vivid accounts of his important work with dozens of patients he has treated, using yoked prism glasses to increase their awareness of our wide spatial environment. Dr Kaplan's terrific writing should encourage research into the benefits of vision therapy that will convince the medical community of the effectiveness of his approach.
Dr. Ned Hallowell, founder of The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health, New York & Boston
In these pages, Dr. Kaplan presents a novel interactive approach to addressing severe visual deficits. Through compelling patient stories, he shows that symptoms ranging from anxiety and learning disabilities to toe-walking and scoliosis are not 'problems' but rather the solutions patients create to compensate for visual dysfunction. Dr. Kaplan shows how these symptoms can guide clinicians to correct visual problems and, as a result, change lives for the better.
Richard P. Brown, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University, leading expert in Integrative Psychiatry and author of Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD
Dr. Kaplan's groundbreaking work explores the effects of visual-attentional problems on emotion, behaviour, and cognitive function. His brilliant use of prisms to retrain visual systems opens a new realm of non-drug treatments for anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, and many other disorders. A must read for medical students, physicians and other healthcare providers.
Mary Mountstephen, author, editorSEN Magazine
Kaplan uses a range of therapies including glasses with prisms to address issues such as anxiety, depression, learning difficulties and 'even autism'... He believes that many diagnoses may be incorrect in that, once the visual weaknesses are addressed, the presenting symptoms often disappear... This is a fascinating book, which would be of interest to a wide audience, but also to those who work as or refer to behavioural optometrists.