Hi. I’m Dr. Susan Fisher. My behavioral optometry practice is on Long Island, New York in the town of Bellmore for the past 23 years. I graduated from the SUNY College of Optometry in New York City in 1982. I began my practice in 1988 and have been providing vision therapy to children and adults with a variety of binocular and perceptual challenges since that time. I have been on the medical staff at United Cerebral Palsy in Roosevelt, New York for the past 14 years and have come across many interesting cases. My duties as Vice President of the New York State Optometric Association put me in touch with professionals in the field throughout the state as well as giving me an opportunity to connect to many throughout the country. I was past president of the Nassau County Optometric Society and am an associate member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the Optometric Extension Program. I will be discussing some interesting cases and therapies used and offering insights to the issues that come up in the field in this blog.
If you have any cases, anecdotes, information or insights you would like to share with other therapists, please feel free to email me and I would be happy to look them over and share them here. Sometimes I will be addressing parents and issues they might have, and other times I will be talking to students and professionals in the field.
What is my involvement with PuzzleArt Therapy? PuzzleArtist Alli Berman and I collaborated on and created an exciting new way of doing therapy. She created her PuzzleArt concept decades ago. I observed a creativity and brain fitness program she was presenting to help kids improve memory and think outside the box. She was using her wonderfully creative and educationally based PuzzleArt concepts. I saw the parallels and there was no turning back. We developed the System and launched it after two years of testing in the field. The PuzzleArt Therapy System…THE colorful and fun approach… was born! We are grateful and thrilled that therapists in 13 countries and optometry schools in the US use our System. I will be discussing some of my cases, observations and suggestions with PuzzleArt as well as the traditional therapy standards in the industry.