Vision therapy, also known as vision training, is used to improve vision skills such as eye movement control and eye coordination. It involves a series of procedures that can be done in both home and our optometric office.
The specific program of vision therapy Dr. Hatch utilizes is based on the results of standardized tests, the needs of the patient, and the patient's signs and symptoms. Programs typically involve eye exercises, in addition to, the use of lenses, prisms, filters, occluders, specialized instruments, and / or computer programs that may can last weeks or even years.
Dr. Stanley Hatch
Dr. Stanley Hatch completed his residency in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy under Dr. Mitchell Scheiman at the Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, now part of Salus University. With 25 years of practice experience, he sees patients of all ages with binocular or developmental vision problems, provides vision therapy for convergence insufficiency and eye focusing disorders and has a special interest in infant vision and non-retinal complications of premature and low birth rate babies. He earned the Diplomate in Pediatrics, Binocular Vision and Perception, a challenging certification requiring case reports, mentor experience written, practical and oral examinations. He has been an investigator in two Amblyopia Treatment Studies, a National Eye Institute funded series of investigations on patching and eye drop therapy for amblyopia. He taught pediatric optometry and public health at New England College of Optometry in Boston before joining Eye Care for the Adirondacks in 1996 and continues as an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Salus University in Philadelphia.