Scientific Research Supporting the Behavioral Vision Model

There are many new published scientific research studies which support the Behavioral/Neuro-Cognitive Model of Vision care. The presentation will discuss new reasearch studies in the áreas of lens prescribing, amblyopia, strabismus, autism, and Optometric Vision Therapy.


Dr. Robert B. Sanet graduated with honors from the Southern California College of Optometry.

He has served as President of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Chair of the A.O.A. Sports Vision Section, Board of Directors the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International Clinical Director of the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program, Staff Optometrist San Diego Rehabilitation Institute at Alvarado Hospital, Consultant to the Centro de Optometria International in Madrid, Consultant to the Domus Nova Hospital in Ravenna and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry.

Dr. Sanet has worked with amateur and professional athletes including the USA Men’s and Women’s Olympic Volleyball teams, San Diego Chargers, San Diego Padres, and LPGA Golf Professionals.

He has presented more than 400 lectures and seminars in the United States and more than 300 lectures and seminars internationally.

His numerous awards include the San Diego County Optometrist of the Year, COVD G.N. German Award for Excellence in Children’s Vision Care, NORA Founders Award, COVD President’s Award, OEP Ralph Barstow International Award, Guiseppe Rico Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice (Italy), International Optometrist of the Year- SIODEC (Spain), International Optometrist of the Year (Mexico), the OEP Armand Bastein International Award (OEP).

Dr. Sanet was named as a Distinguished Practitioner in the multidisciplinary National Academies of Practice. He is one of only 100 Optometrists in the USA to have received this award.

Favorite quote or phrase:

Vision is the brain’s way of touching the world.

What do behavioral optometry and vision therapy mean to you?

Behavioral Optometry and Vision Training have changed my life; enabling me to improve my reading, ability to focus attention, organize my thoughts, and function to my máximum potential in life. It has also given me a way to improve the lives of others and to make a difference in the world; one life at a time.