Dan Fortenbacher, O.D., FCOVD

Dr. Dan Fortenbacher

About

Dr. Fortenbacher received his Doctor of Optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 1979. He is a Board Certified Fellow of COVD and lectures extensively on developmental vision and vision therapy. Dr. Fortenbacher was an examiner for the International Examination and Certification Board of COVD from 1999 to 2004. He has served in several leadership positions for the profession on the state and national level. He was elected President of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development in 2007-08. In addition to his private practice in St. Joseph, Michigan, which is dedicated to vision therapy, Dr. Fortenbacher is a Clinical Professor with the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University.

This practice offers private practice residencies to qualified candidates, allowing graduates of colleges of optometry to gain valuable clinical experience in providing vision therapy services. For more information about this pioneering program, see:

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Articles Authored by Dr. Fortenbacher

Research shows link…eye movement predictor of academic success


3-D Vision Syndrome…linked to “ADD-like” behaviors in children

Stereo Blind…when you can’t see Avatar in 3-D means more than missing out on a good movie

3-D Avatar sickness a public health concern… signs of an underlying vision problem

From Temple Grandin to Moms Fighting Autism… seeing the vision connection

Amblyopia treatment – Eye patching alone is no longer the standard of care

Letter Reversals… Does my child have dyslexia or a vision problem?

Announcing

Residency in Vision Therapy and Vision Rehabilitation in a Private Practice
This practice offers private practice residencies to qualified candidates, allowing graduates of colleges of optometry to gain valuable clinical experience in providing vision therapy services. For more information about this pioneering program, see: Private Practice Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation (Optometric Education Volume 36, Number 2 / Winter/Spring 2011 [PDF Format]