A graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Stan Appelbaum completed his residency in Optometric Vision Therapy at the State University of New York's College of Optometry in New York City.
He was director of The Vision Therapy Clinic at The Optometric Center of Maryland, Baltimore City Health Department.
Dr. Appelbaum has served as the Maryland State Director of The Optometric Extension Program, an international behavioral vision education and research organization, and he is currently the Maryland State Director/Coordinator and a Fellow of The College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the optometric organization that certifies doctors as specialists in vision therapy.
He has been in private practice with his wife, Barbara Bassin, OTR, BCP for over 20 years in Bethesda and Annapolis, Maryland, combining vision therapy with sensory integration occupational therapy in the same office. He specializes in working with infants, special needs, children on the autistic spectrum, developmentally delayed, and learning disabled/ADD/ADHD children, adults with visual fatigue/reading difficulties, and practices functional and developmental concepts in his approach to treating vision problems and enhancing vision skills and abilities. He lectures on topics related to infant vision development, visual/vestibular assessment and treatment, visually related learning difficulties, strabismus, amblyopia, the visual demands of computer use, and sports vision.
Dr. Stan Appelbaum is especially proud to practice with his son, Dr. Bryce Appelbaum, both graduates of the same Optometry School, The Illinois College of Optometry.
Southern College of Optometry, in partnership with Dr. Stan Appelbaum have recently started the first residency program in vision therapy/rehabilitative optometry in a private practice in Dr. Appelbaum's Bethesda and Annapolis, Maryland offices.
Dr. Appelbaum has served on the Board of Sensory Integration International and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Southern College of Optometry and has medical staff privileges at The Shady Grove Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland and The National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC, where he treats patients with visual problems associated with brain injury.