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Hi, I'm Dr. Steve Gallop, Behavioral Optometrist. My private practice - in Broomall, PA - has been serving the Philadelphia metropolitan area since 1990. I specialize in providing thorough visual evaluations, which are quite different from any 'eye exam' you've ever had or heard about (unless of course you've already seen a behavioral optometrist). This kind of evaluation is extremely important for people with developmental challenges, especially children on the autism spectrum. A developmental visual evaluation is also necessary for those with reading difficulties or learning issues. Any child who has been labeled as having ADD, ADHD or Dyslexia is likely to have undiagnosed visual problems. In fact it is common for visual problems to go unrecognized and then misdiagnosed as ADD, ADHD or Dyslexia. Parents who have been told that their child needs eye muscle surgery (strabismus surgery) because of a lazy eye should always have a behavioral optometrist evaluate the child before agreeing to surgery. The same goes for people of any age who are less than satisfied with the results of previous eye muscle surgery. Thorough visual evaluations are also critical for those with computer-related visual problems, post-concussion syndrome, acquired brain injuries and anyone who just isn't getting answers to their visual issues from standard eye care professionals. I believe that a thorough visual evaluation is preferable even if you think all you need is a new pair of glasses or contact lenses though most of my patients have more significant visual concerns. I have extensive experience evaluating and treating all kinds of visual problems for people of all ages using vision therapy and a truly unique approach to prescribing lenses that can do much more than just make the eye chart clear.
Feel free to wander around my website to get in-depth information on may topics related to vision and learning, vision and child development, behavioral optometry, vision therapy, lenses, etc. Contact me or simply pick up the phone and give me a call at 610-356-7425. I will personally answer your questions.
Thank you for stopping by. I look forward to hearing from you.
Steve Gallop, O.D.