1. Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy
Leonard Press, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
Originally published in 1997; current reprint published by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation
If you are just entering the world of vision therapy, this is a great place to start. This book has everything and is in an easy-to-follow format. Dr. Press, a former president of the College of Optometrists in Visual Development (COVD) and current residency supervisor of one of the first private-practice vision therapy residencies, offers a career-worth of insight in this 25-chapter textbook. What I love about this book is that Dr. Press does not overwhelm the reader but presents a logical approach to vision therapy.
This book covers the theory behind why we perform vision therapy, explains how to diagnose the most common conditions, describes the procedures used during treatment, and includes practice management tips. In looking closely at the therapy plans based on condition, it offers is a broad layout of activities for each phase of treatment. There is also a significant amount of assistance on how to perform a given procedure.
Included in the appendices are sample letters for writing reports to parents and professionals that can be put to use immediately.
An iBook edition has been created that enhances the content and brings it onto a new platform. Dr. Press has updated this version through hyperlinks in the original chapters as well as blogs written specifically to supplement each chapter with added commentary and insights. Find it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1123475850
Overall, this is a great book to start investigating the world of vision therapy.