Office Safety & Scheduling Procedures Update

IMPORTANT: Your safety and health is our highest priority. Our staff members are working diligently to maintain a safe environment for all our patients who are receiving care at our office:

  1. If you have a sight or life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or contact your nearest Emergency Room.
  2. Due to the large number of patients returning to our office since the pandemic, we had to update our scheduling procedures so that we can ensure the safety of all our patients and staff. Typically, we are able to reply to most inquiries within about 1-2 business days.
  3. If you are new to our office, to streamline the scheduling process, please kindly email us at odtong@bxbsecure.com with the patient’s name, age, who referred you, and a 1-2 sentence description of your main concerns. All services are by appointment only. 
  4. If you have been to our office before, please email us at odtong@bxbsecure.com, text us at (626) 565-3534, or leave a voice message at (626) 578-9685 if you have any questions. Typically, we are able to reply to most inquiries within about 1-2 business days.
  5. COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:
    1. If within the past 10-14 days you have experienced any symptoms (other than the COVID vaccine reactions), been in close contact with anyone with COVID, traveled internationally or out-of-state, or been on an airplane, please inform our staff immediately.
    2. Per the current City of Pasadena and Los Angeles County requirements, all patients and staff members will be subject to temperature screening and still required to wear face masks at all times during the visit.
    3. Download a PDF with further details of our Safety and Health Protocols.

Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD)

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) - Testing and Therapies

Choosing Proper Testing & Therapies for Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder Affects Reading and Learning and is often Mistaken for ADHD

Timely, comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation and assessment is critical for any child who shows signs or symptoms of sensory processing disorders. Sensory processing disorders is challenging to diagnose for various reasons including, but not limited to: (1) sensory processing disorders can be overlapping with or misdiagnosed as ADD ADHD or Autism; and (2) Convergence Insufficiency or other treatable vision problems can be misdiagnosed or overlapping with Sensory Processing Disorder.

Therapy recommendations depend on the proper diagnosis, however, in the case of sensory processing disorder or sensory integration — because vision is our primary and leading sense — Vision Therapy is the best therapeutic treatment.

Vision Therapy for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder

Vision Therapy or visual training creates objective and observable improvements in the foundational developmental abilities of a child with diagnosed or suspected sensory processing disorders. Improved foundational developmental skills can include — but not limited to — visual skills and/or visual processing, visual-motor, sensorimotor and motor skills, hand-eye coordination, sensory integration, etc. Gains in fundamental developmental skills and abilities allow the child to experience greater ease and satisfaction in interaction with the physical world and others.

According to parents’ reports, the most important change for their child with SPD as a result of vision therapy is the child’s increased overall sense of ease and happiness. Parents report obviously improved self-confidence, perceived social competence, and more risk taking with appropriate sensory awareness in their child during and following the Vision Therapy. Parents also often state that — thanks to the Vision Therapy program — they themselves have developed a greater understanding of their child’s challenges and this has allowed them to better support and advocate for their child.

Hear what this parent has to say on this video:


Sensory Processing Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment w/ Vision Therapy Eye-Hand-Body Coordination Exercises - Vision Therapy is a type of Sensory Integration Therapy

To learn more about how we treat a common visual condition which often overlaps or is mistaken for Sensory Processing Disorder, see our page on
Convergence Insufficiency and Treatment with Vision Therapy

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