Frank Forgnoni, O.D., FCSO, FCOVD specializes in treating the visual disorders associated with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, learning disabilities and brain injury. In May, 1998 he began his unique solo optometry practice dedicated to in-depth vision examinations and vision therapy in Newark, Delaware. In 2005, he was the Clinical Director of an international vision therapy company in Boca Raton, Florida. In April, 2006 he re-located and started a new, state-of-the-art office in Pendleton, South Carolina.
Dr. Forgnoni is one of only four optometrist in the state of South Carolina who is Board Certified in Vision Development and Vision Therapy.
His advanced training uniquely enables him to serve children and adults, especially those with complex visual disorders. He gives careful evaluation and treatment of visual disorders associated with ADD/ADHD, Autism, Brain Injury, Dyslexia, Lazy Eye, Learning/Reading Disabilities, and Mental Retardation. Dr. Forgnoni is certified by PRIO corporation to treat Computer Vision Syndrome. He has lectured and authored on many vision related topics.
Dr. Forgnoni is a member of the American Optometric Association's Sports Vision Section, and he has volunteered in 1997 for the Jr. Olympics Vision Evaluation Team. His unique training in vision therapy can dramatically improve sports vision performance for athletes of all ages.
Dr. Forgnoni is also certified by Bausch & Lomb in Vision Shaping Treatment (VST). VST enables patients to wear rigid contacts at night while the cornea is gently flattened and re-shaped. Then, in the morning the contacts are removed, and the patient's vision is improved without the need to wear glasses or contacts throughout the day. For many patients this is a safer and more economical alternative than laser surgery.
Dr. Forgnoni is one of approximately 250 optometrists nationwide who provides neuro-optometric rehabilitation for individuals with brain injury. In 1999 and 2000, he presented case reports involving acquired brain injury at national vision symposiums in Washington, D.C. In 2001, Dr. Forgnoni received his Fellowship in the College of Syntonic Optometry. In 2004, Dr. Forgnoni received his fellowship in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Dr. Forgnoni and the Innovative Vision Center, LLC provide:
- Comprehensive Eye Examinations for All Ages, including Infants and Preschoolers
- Vision Therapy for All Ages
- Contact Lens Fitting and Follow-up, including Bifocal, Disposable and Astigmatism Lenses
- Treatment of Eye Diseases and Co-Management of Surgery
- Treatment for Learning-related Vision Problems, including Visual Difficulties related to
Reading, and Tracking Problems, etc.
- Treatment for Binocular Vision Conditions, such as
Amblyopia or Lazy Eye,
Convergence Insufficiency (near vision disorder),
Diplopia (double vision), Lack of Stereopsis (two-eyed depth perception), and
Strabismus (cross-eyed, wandering eye, eye turns, etc.)
- Visual Rehabilitation for Special Populations, including Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries, Stroke, Whiplash, Developmental Delays, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.
- Phototherapy or Light Therapy for Many Visual Conditions. For more information on phototherapy, see What is Syntonics?.
- Low Vision Services
- Treatment for Stress-related Visual Problems, including Nearsightedness, Headaches or Computer Vision Syndrome
- Laser Vision Correction (LASIK) Co-management and Consultation
- Sports Vision Correction and/or Improvement
Dr. Forgnoni is a 1996 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He received early acceptance into the 4 year Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree program after completing undergraduate preparation at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. as a biology major. He is a member of the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society.
Dr. Forgnoni was published in the October 1997 issue of Optometry Today as a co-author of Protecting Vision in Lyme Disease, and more recently, in 2003, presented on the same topic at a Washington, D.C. symposium. He authored Computer Vision Syndrome Growing in the September 1998 issue of New Castle Business Ledger. In October '98 he lectured as a certified PRIO computer vision specialist at The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, and he was interviewed on WILM news radio. In October 1999, he lectured on Computer Vision Syndrome: Solutions for an Occupational Hazard at the 7th Annual Ophthalmic Allied Health Symposium in Wilmington. He was an invited guest speaker to Wilmington College concerning Business Ethics in Dec. '98 and Vision and Learning in Elementary Special Education in March '99. In April '99 he presented on Vision and Learning at the National Title 1/Chapter 1 Conference.
In 1989 Dr. Forgnoni earned the Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts of America and he was recognized with the Congressional Award of Merit.