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I am Dr. Benny Shao, a board certified developmental optometrist specializing in vision therapy for the treatment of binocular vision problems. These problems can impact the patient in many different ways. Unfortunately, people who have these binocular vision problems usually aren’t aware that they have a problem and even worse, most optometrists are not doing a detailed enough examination to identify the presence of these problems. When an individual has difficulty using the two eyes together as a team, they can make one of several adaptations:
My goal as a developmental optometrist with my patients is 3-fold:
1. Identify the binocular vision problem
2. Connect the vision problem to the performance issue or physical adaptation issue that they are experiencing.
3. Treat the vision problem through vision therapy and eliminate it entirely whenever possible.
In contrast to other optometrists, who simply prescribe glasses to compensate for their vision problems, my goal is to identify the problems that other optometrists miss so that you or your child can stabilize vision and attain optimal visual performance for all areas of life. Furthermore, vision therapy in my practice is completely performed by myself or under my constant supervision when performed by my vision therapist. Many vision therapy doctors simply identify the patient’s problems and then hand everything over to a therapist. In my experience, it is imperative that the doctor observes changes happening with the patient during therapy so that appropriate changes are made in the therapy procedures.
Contact me today to help achieve optimal visual performance and health! (408) 837-7380
"I didn't know that nearsightedness can be fake or real until I talked with my friend about my daughter complained about her eyesight during the class when she was 10 years old....My daughter's eyesight problem got improved after 4 weeks. It's amazing and encouraging!! After she finished all her treatments, she doesn't need to wear glasses and is free to do any kind of sports she likes. And now she is almost 13, her eyesight still remains stable. I know it is not a regular optometrist can do; only a specialist can treat this kind of problem.
Dr. Shao is very patient, detailed and caring. Highly recommended!!"
San Jose, CA
"My daughter had trouble reading even though she was making straight A's. I was sending her to a reading tutor, and her reading was not improving. I had heard of vision therapy to improve reading and I called Dr. Shao. After 20 sessions with Dr. Shao, her reading went from 91 wpm (words per minute) to over 200 wpm. She is a more confident student now, and is comfortable reading aloud in class. She is also able to complete her homework in less time. Even though she still doesn't enjoy reading for fun, she doesn't hate it anymore. I am so grateful that I found Dr. Shao!"
-Theresa B. via Yelp