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                       Rio MaR Beach ResoRt & spa
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2010 COVD Annual Meeting Preliminary Schedule

           WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 2010 ‐ ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULE
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COVD Annual Meeting
2010 Annual Meeting in
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

This	year’s	meeting	provides	a	mix	of	outstanding	
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Vision Therapy 101 Course sCheduLe
Tuesday, oCTober 12, 2010                                 room                    Wedne...
diana easTburn-LudLam,
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roberT b. saneT,
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CarL g. hiLLier,
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WiLLis C. mapLes, od,
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nanCy g. Torgerson,
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Joint COVD/OeP Practice
Management Symposium
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
    Join the Conversation, Multiply the
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miChaeL earLey, od, phd

 Annual Meeting education
	Thursday, October 14, 2010
brain Mechanisms                           ...
Annual Meeting education
Thursday, October 14, 2010
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 	 linical Discussion Forum
 using Lenses to Improve Visual Attenti...
Vision Therapists education
Thursday, October 14, 2010
 Vision Therapy:
 A Potpourri of educational Considerations
 Course...
graham eriCkson, od,
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pauL Lederer, od,
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Annual Meeting education
Saturday, October 16, 2010
 Panel Session:
 Clinical Pearls in Correlating Ocular Motor
 Test Res...
Vision Therapists
      Join in the fun, excitement, comradery, and educational opportunity at the
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2010 Annual Meeting

  exhibit hall hours                                             COVD wishes to thank the following f...
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  1. 1. Preliminary Program Rio MaR Beach ResoRt & spa a WyndhaM GRand ResoRt • pueRto Rico octoBeR 12-16, 2010 suppleMent to optoMetRy & Vision deVelopMent
  2. 2. 2010 COVD Annual Meeting Preliminary Schedule WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 2010 ‐ ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULE COMMITTEE MEETINGS PELICAN ROOM CANARY ROOM 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM  ASC 5:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM Membership Color Legend GROUP REGISTRATION AREA Committee Meetings 3:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM Annual Meeting Registration Registration, Breaks, Lunch RIO MAR BALLROOMS 6‐10 ‐ EXHIBIT HALL Exhibit Hall 10:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM Exhibits Move in/Set Up/Posters Set Up General Education 5:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM Exhibits Open/Posters/Opening Reception Hospitality Suite CARIBBEAN BALLROOMS 1‐3 GENERAL EDUCATION Student 7:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM COVD/OEP Joint Session Installation Banquet GOVERNORS SUITE #7045 9:00 PM Hospitality Suite Open  THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2010 ‐ ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULE GROUP REGISTRATION AREA 7:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM Annual Meeting Registration BREAKFAST MEETINGS Rio Mar Gazebo 7:00 AM ‐ 8:30 AM Vision Therapist Breakfast ‐ Ticket Required RIO MAR BALLROOMS 6‐10 ‐ EXHIBIT HALL 7:00AM ‐ 12:30 PM Exhibits Open 7:00 AM ‐ 8:30 Am Continental Breakfast/Exhibits 9:30 AM ‐ 11:00 AM Poster Presentations & Session Break 12:30 PM ‐ 5:00PM Exhibits Closed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM Membership Social with Exhibits/Posters CARIBBEAN BALLROOMS 1‐3 TRACK 1 ‐ GENERAL EDUCATION EL MORRO I & II TRACK 2 ‐VISION THERAPIST EDUCATION 8:30 Opening remarks ‐ Dr. Gary Williams 9:00 AM ‐ 10:30 AM Speaker ‐ Dr. Curt Baxstrom & Staff‐ 1.5 hr  8:30 AM ‐ 9:30 AM Oral Research Presentations 10:30 AM ‐ 11:00 AM Session Break ‐ Exhibit Hall 9:30 AM ‐ 10:30 AM Session Break ‐Exhibit Hall 11:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM Speaker ‐ Dr. Curt Baxstrom ‐ 1.5 hr 10:30 AM ‐ 12:30 PM Speaker ‐ Dr. Michael Earley 12:30 PM ‐ 2:30 PM Awards Lunch ‐ Rio Mar Ballrooms 1‐5 12:30 PM ‐ 2:30 PM Awards Lunch ‐ RIO MAR 1‐5 (Ticket Required) 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM Speaker ‐ Dr. Curt Baxstrom ‐ 2 hr  3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM Clinical Discussion Forum 5:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM Road to COVT ‐ Deb Killion 5:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM State of the Organization Meeting 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM Membership Social with Exhibits/Posters 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM Membership Social with Exhibits/Posters GOVERNORS SUITE #7045 STUDENT MEETINGS 8:00 PM Hospitality Suite Open 7:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM Student Meeting  ‐ Carribbean Ballrooms 1‐3  8:00 PM ‐ 11:00 PM Student Mixer‐Rio Mar Sea Breeze (Ticket Required) GOVERNORS SUITE #7045 8:00 PM Hospitality Suite Open  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010 ‐ ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULE GROUP REGISTRATION AREA 7:00 AM ‐ NOON Annual Meeting Registration RIO MAR BALLROOMS 6‐10 ‐ EXHIBIT HALL R 15, 2010  ‐ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULE CONTINUED 7:00 AM ‐ 2:00 PM Exhibits/Posters/Lunch OVD BREAK‐OUT MEETINGS 7:00 AM ‐ 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast/Exhibits EGRET 10:00 am ‐ 10:30 am Session Break actice Opportunities 2:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM International Membership Comm Mtg Color Legend Noon ‐ 2:00 PM Lunch search Committee Mtg 3:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM State Coordinators Meeting Committee Meetings RIO MAR BALLROOMS 1‐5 GENERAL EDUCATION Registration, Breaks, Lunch 8:00 AM Opening remarks ‐ Dr. Gary Williams VD Journal Board Meeting CARIBBEAN 1 Exhibit Hall 8:00 AM ‐ 10:00 AM Speaker ‐ Dr. Graham Erickson ebsite Committee Mtg 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM Student/Resident Meeting General Education 10:00 am ‐ 10:30 am Session Break ‐ Exhibit Hall CARIBBEAN 2 Hospitality Suite 10:30 AM ‐ 10:40 AM Pamela R. Happ, Executive Director, PR Update ptometric Educators Mtg 2:00 PM ‐ 3:30 pm Associates to Fellow & Mentor Meeting  Student 10:45 AM ‐ 12:45 pm Speaker ‐ Susan R. Barry, PhD og Committee Mtg Installation Banquet 12:30 PM ‐ 2:00 PM LUNCH ‐ Exhibit Hall(Ticket Required) NOTE: Schedule continues on inside back cover /Afternoon Beverages opsys EL MORRO I ter. Metronome EL MORRO II note: continued on inside Back coVeR D CANARY ood‐Lite PELICAN esident' s Reception ‐ Invitation  Ocean Terrace & 
  3. 3. COVD Annual Meeting 2010 Annual Meeting in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico This year’s meeting provides a mix of outstanding education, informative exhibits, enjoyable social and networking opportunities. highLighTs of The generaL eduCaTion presenTaTions inCLude: Susan R. Barry, PhD Paul Lederer, OD, FCOVD Neuroplasticity and Vision Therapy Confusion Inside Panum’s Area – Binocular Dysfuntion, Assessment, Intervention Eric Borsting, OD, FCOVD Correlation between Accommodation and Symptoms when Panel Discussion: Accommodation is Measured Objectively Clinical Pearls in Correlating Ocular Motor Test Results, Signs, and Symptoms Michael Earley, OD, PhD Brain Mechanisms in Vision Attention Panelists: Kara Heying, OD, FCOVD; Sue Lowe, OD, FCOVD; Graham Erickson, OD, FCOVD Sports Vision Eric Borsing, OD, FCOVD; Paul Lederer, OD, FCOVD; Leonard Press, OD, FCOVD - Moderator COVD’s 40th Annual Meeting has a perfect combination of new insights along with updates of basic knowledge in developmental and behavioral vision care. If you can attend only one continuing education meeting this year, make it this one! MEETING OVERVIEW Vision Therapy 101 annuaL meeTing • oCTober 13-16, 2010 Linda saneT, CoVT; diana easTburn-LudLam, CoVT; • oint COVD/OEP Symposium Wednesday night, October 13 J Lyna dyson, CoVT • ighteen hours of clinical education starting E Tuesday and Wednesday, oCTober 12 & 13, 2010 Wednesday, October 13 thru Saturday, October 16. Vision TherapisTs onLy! • ision Therapist Education Session V appLied ConCepTs in Vision Therapy Curt Baxstrom, OD, FCOVD and Judy Russell Tuesday and Wednesday, oCTober 12 & 13, 2010 Thursday, October 14, 2010 • Vision Therapists only! • obert Sanet, OD, FCOVD R • Clinical Discussion Forum Visual Information Acquisition exhibiT haLL • oCTober 13-16, 2010 • arl G. Hillier, OD, FCOVD C • Wednesday, October 13, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Visual Information Processing • ursday, October 14, 7:00 am - 12:30 pm & Th • . C. Maples, OD, FCOVD W 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fellowship & COVT Preparation • Friday, October 15, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm • ancy G. Torgerson, OD, FCOVD N • Saturday, October 16, 9:00 am - NOON Learning Related Vision Problems • xhibitor Seminars: E • Jose de Jesus Espinosa-Galaviz, OD, FCOVD-I o riday, October 15, 3:00 - 4:00 pm (check listing for specific F onceptos Aplicados en Terepia de Vision C exhibitor seminars) (this course will be in Spanish) o aturday, October 16, 7:00 - 8:00 am (check listing for S specific exhibitor seminars) CerTifiCaTion proCess Tuesday and Wednesday, oCTober 12 & 13, 2010 • COVD & COVT Written and Oral Exams F PLEASE NOTE: All information in the COVD 40th Annual Meeting Preliminary Program is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and is subject to change without prior notice. 1
  4. 4. Vision Therapy 101 Course sCheduLe Tuesday, oCTober 12, 2010 room Wednesday, oCTober 13, 2010 room 7:00 am – 8:30 am VT Registration G roup 7:00 am – 8:30 am VT Registration G roup Registration Area Registration Area 7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast Foyer East Atrium 7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast Foyer East Atrium 8:00 am – 10:00 am VT Course in Session El Morro I & II 8:00 am – 10:00 am VT Course in Session El Morro I & II 10:00 am – 10:30 am Break Foyer East Atrium 10:00 am – 10:30 am Break Foyer East Atrium 10:30 am – Noon VT Course in Session El Morro I & II 10:30 am – Noon VT Course in Session El Morro I & II Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch Break On Own Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch Break On Own 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm VT Course in Session El Morro I & II 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm VT Course in Session El Morro I & II 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Break Foyer East Atrium 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Break Foyer East Atrium 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm VT Course in Session El Morro I & II 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm VT Course in Session El Morro I & II 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ospitality Suite Reserved for H Governor’s 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm EXHIBIT HALL OPEN Rio Mar 6 – 10 Vision Therapists Suite #7045 9:00 pm Hospitality Suite G overnor’s Suite # 7045 Linda Z. saneT, CoVT Vision Therapy 101 Tues. & Wed., October 12 & 13, 2010 VT 101 – This course is designed to provide both the new and Linda Z. saneT holds an A.S. degree in Art and experienced therapist with the foundations of vision therapy. It will Science from Westchester Community College include topics such as anatomy and neurology of the visual system, and a B.A. degree in Philosophy (magna cum optical and behavioral effects of lenses and prisms, accommodation, laude) from The New College of Hofstra University. She was awarded vergence, accommodative-convergence, relationships, suppression, a Certificate of Clinical Proficiency from the State University of stereop is, SILO, and much more. In addition, hands-on workshops s New York College of Optometry and Optometric Center of New with applications of these concepts in the therapy room will be con- York, and holds Certification as a Vision Therapist from the College ducted by Lyna Dyson, COVT and Diana Eastburn-Ludlam, COVT. of Optometrists in Vision Development. She is a past Associate Director of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation Division Learning Objectives: A working knowledge of the above described of Paraoptometrics, and served on the Editorial Board of the Journal to take back to the VT Room. of Behavioral Optometry. Linda has lectured both nationally and internationally, and her publications have been translated into Italian and Spanish. For 2 years she served as Professor of Vision Therapy at the Centro de Optometría Internacional, in Madrid, Spain, and has worked in the Vision Therapy Clinic at Domus Nova, Ravenna, Italy. She has served as a volunteer and translator for the Healthy Athletes “Opening Eyes” program of Special Olympics. The VT 101 and the Applied Concepts Courses require a separate registration from the Annual Meeting program. Linda has been awarded The Lora McGraw Award for Outstanding Registrants must select, in advance, the course they wish to Achievement, Commitment, and Contribution to Developmental attend for both days October 12 & 13. Optometry, The Jewel Young Award, and was the first recipient of the COVD Certified Optometric Vision Therapist of the Year Award. Register early, class sizes are limited to: In 2007 she was awarded the COVD President’s Award. The Linda • VT 101, 60 attendees (Sponsor Required) Sanet Award is presented yearly to an outstanding Vision Therapist • AC Courses, 40 attendees per course in Mexico. The Robert and Linda Sanet SIODEC Award is presented bi-annually in Spain. 2
  5. 5. diana easTburn-LudLam, CoVT Vision Therapy 101 Tues. & Wed., October 12 & 13, 2010 diana easTburn-LudLam began her Optometric experience in the York and was there during the monumental office of Dr. Tole Greenstein in 1968. Dr. Greenstein was a very task and accomplishment of seeing the good and patient teacher and also afforded her the extraordinary State University College of Opometriy opportunities of meeting most of the Optometrists influential in come into existence with the Optometry developmental vision and vision therapy (Dr. AM Skeffington, Dr. Center of New York as it’s clinical facility. Nat Flax, Dr. Robert Kraskin, and many others). In 1969 she moved She and Dr. Ludlam then moved to Pacific University in Oregon to San Diego, CA to work with Dr. Ralph Schrock and expand her where they worked at the College of Optometry and maintained a experiential base as well as expanding the theoretical and research private practice for 34 years. Diana has now come “full circle” and bases for the clinical applications she was learning. During that time is back at SUNY working with her fiance Dr. Kenneth Ciuffeda in in San Diego, she met Dr. Wm. Ludlam, married him and moved to the Department of Vision Science once again heavily involved in New York to work on the “Myopia Project” (the data for which are research. The common thread is the passion for Optometry and the now, finally, forthcoming). She worked as coordinator of subjects as population Optometry can serve. well as investigator of this project at the Optometric Center of New Lyna dyson, CoVT Lyna dyson, CoVT, has encouraged hundreds of patients to under- • ision Therapist Training curriculum developed by V stand and improve their vision and develop their lives through vision Linda Frost, COVT; Dr. Nancy Torgerson, OD, FCOVD; therapy. For over 20 years as a Vision Therapist, Lyna has had the and Lyna Dyson, COVT opportunity to work with many children and adults. • nstructor with Optometric Extension Program Foundation I • yna became a Certified Vision Therapist (COVT), L Lyna has received The Lora McGraw Award and the COVD College of Optometrists in Vision Development (1995) Certified Vision Therapist of the Year Award and has served on many • ssociate, Instructor, Lecoq Practice Development A committees within the Profession of Developmental Optometry. Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy don’T miss your ChanCe To aTTend an appLied ConCepTs Course! The Applied Concepts courses were designed to provide the core is done without philosophical prejudice. While the courses are of knowledge in behavioral/developmental/functional vision and not required to complete the certification process, attendees have vision therapy and its application. These courses are invaluable for found them to be useful, enjoyable, and an interactive learning those getting started in this field, but established practitioners also experience. This year a special Spanish Language course is being take the courses to enhance their understanding and their patient offered and is facilitated by Jose de Jesus Espinosa-Galiviz, OD, care. The courses were developed by teams of COVD Fellows to FCOVD-I. assure the core knowledge in each area is presented and that it 3
  6. 6. roberT b. saneT, od, fCoVd Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy Wednesday, October 13, 2010 C ourse: Visual Information Acquisition Course desCripTion: dr. roberT b. saneT graduated with Dr. Sanet is foremost a clinician and this course will be clinically honors from the Southern California based. The course will cover efficient evaluation procedures to College of Optometry. He has served as diagnose specific problems in visual information acquisition, President of the College of Optometrists in Vision educate the patient and/or parent how these relate to symptoms Develop ent, Chair of the AOA Sports Vision Section, m and performance, and demonstrate efficacious therapy techniques Board Director for the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation and how they may be best sequenced to benefit the patient. Association, International Clinical Director of the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program and adjunct associate professor at the The course will also provide tips on time saving report writing Southern California College of Optometry. He has worked and good communication with parents, educators and other with amateur and professional athletes including the USA Men’s and professionals. The course examines VT orientation, how to Women’s Olympic Volleyball teams, San Diego Chargers, San Diego get patients engaged in the therapy process, how to increase Padres, and LPGA Golf Professionals. Dr. Sanet is a sought after patient compliance, completion of visits prescribed and ways lecturer who has presented more than 1,500 hours of continuing to determine the overall success of a VT program. Learning is education in the USA and 4,000 hours internationally. optimized through an interactive approach and having fun with hands-on demonstrations of effective therapy procedures which His numerous awards include the San Diego County Optometrist also give feedback to patients and parents. of the Year, G.N. Getman Award for Excellence in Children’s Vision Care, COVD President’s Award, Ralph Barstow International If you have not previously taken an Applied Concepts course, Award. In 1999 Dr. Sanet was named as a Distinguished Practitioner we suggest that you start your sequence with Visual Information in the National Academies of Practice. Acquisition. appLied ConCepTs Course sCheduLe Tuesday, oCTober 12, 2010 Wednesday, oCTober 13, 2010 7:00 am – 8:30 am Applied Concepts Registration Group 7:00 am – 8:30 am pplied Concepts Registration A G roup Registration Area Registration Area 7:00 am – 8:00 am ontinental Breakfast for C 7:00 am – 8:00 am ontinental Breakfast for C Applied Concepts Courses Foyer East Atrium Applied Concepts Courses Foyer East Atrium 8:00 am – 10:00 am ourse: Visual Information Acquisition C 8:00 am – 10:00 am ourse: Visual Information Acquisition C Robert B. Sanet, OD, FCOVD Rio Mar–Salon 1 Robert B. Sanet, OD, FCOVD Rio Mar–Salon 1 ourse: Visual Information Processing C ourse: Visual Information Processing C Carl G. Hillier, OD, FCOVD Rio Mar–Salon 2 Carl G. Hillier, OD, FCOVD Rio Mar–Salon 2 earning Related Vision Problem L earning Related Vision Problem L Nancy Torgerson, OD, FCOVD Rio Mar–Salon 3 Nancy Torgerson, OD, FCOVD Rio Mar–Salon 3 ourse: Fellowship/COVT C ourse: Fellowship/COVT C W. C. Maples, OD, FCOVD Rio Mar–Salon 4 W. C. Maples, OD, FCOVD Rio Mar–Salon 4 onceptos Aplicados en Terapia de Vision C onceptos Aplicados en Terapia de Vision C J ose de Jesus Espinosa-Galaviz, OD, FCOVD-I Parrot J ose de Jesus Espinosa-Galaviz, OD, FCOVD-I Parrot 1 0:00 am – 10:30 am Break Foyer East Atrium 1 0:00 am – 10:30 am Break Foyer East Atrium 10:30 am – Noon pplied Concepts Courses continue A Same rooms 10:30 am – Noon pplied Concepts Courses continue A Same rooms IN SESSION as above IN SESSION as above Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch Break On Own Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch Break On Own 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm pplied Concepts Courses continue A Same rooms 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm pplied Concepts Courses continue A Same rooms IN SESSION as above IN SESSION as above 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Break Foyer East Atrium 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Break Foyer East Atrium 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm pplied Concepts Courses A Same rooms 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm pplied Concepts Coursescontinue A Same rooms IN SESSION as above IN SESSION as above 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ospitality Suite Reserved for H Governor’s 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm EXHIBIT HALL OPEN Rio Mar 6-10 Vision Therapists Suite #7045 9:00 pm Hospitality Suite Governor’s 9:00 pm Hospitality Suite Governor’s Suite #7045 Suite #7045 4
  7. 7. CarL g. hiLLier, od, fCoVd Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy Tues. & Wed., October 12 & 13, 2010 Visual Information Processing Course desCripTion: dr. CarL hiLLier graduated from the I review the neurological substrates underlying perceptual and University of California San Diego in cognitive development (Mirror neurons, vestibular development, 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in primitive reflexes) as well as some of the theoretical models Psychology. He received a Bachelor of of perceptual/cognitive development including Piaget and Science degree at Pacific University in Embodied Cognition. The concept that the “derivation of 1980 and then graduated as a Doctor of Optometry in 1982. He meaning” is a precursor to “information processing.” received his Fellowship to COVD in 1996. I review various testing methods including traditional, norm He is an adjunct clinical professor for students from the Southern referenced materials as well as evaluations that require dynamic California College of Optometry and Illinois College of Optometry. and concurrent interaction with the patient (An Inventory of He worked with the United States Volleyball teams for 10 years and Piagets Developmental Tasks, concept pieces, bilateral integration provides sports vision training with key players on the San Diego challenges etc.). Padres Baseball Team. An analysis of how perceptual development in regards to Visual In 1992 Dr. Hillier helped found the Vision Rehabilitation Clinic at Discrimination, Pattern Recognition (spatial and temporal), the San Diego Rehabilitation Institute at Alvarado Hospital. He has working memory, form generalization and categorization lectured at every major neuro-rehabilitation hospital in San Diego requires integrating and matching information from all the County. He lectures in Spain, England, Mexico and Canada on topics senses and coordinating this input with the sensory and related to vision and vestibular function in children and adults. muscular aspects of the individual. Activities surrounding visual discrimination (size, shape, area) and pattern recognition (linear He has been honored by the American Optometric Association as and spatial), while processing movement, vestibular and auditory Sports Optometrist of the Year, and by the College of Optometrists input will be reviewed. Finally, activities surrounding visual in Vision Development by receiving the G. N. Getman Award. cognition (attention, thinking, memory) are demonstrated. This incorporates linear thinking in a spatial environment (Multi- Matrix), Spatial Visualization, Visual Memory, Visual Imagery, Visually Guided movement, verbal-visual matching. Woven throughout the course, practice management of those with visual information processing dysfunction is shared. Learning objeCTiVes: 1. onfidence with the assessment of children with learning C 2. onfidence in treating individuals with perceptual learning C difficulties problems a. hat tests can be used to evaluate those with learning issues W a. Selecting particular therapeutic activities b. How those tests can be interpreted b. onitoring the success of these therapeutic interventions M c. ow the results of these tests can be shared with parents and H 3. eveloping a clinical model inside of which the clinician D other professionals can approach novel behavioral and perceptual challenges within their patients, and design a therapeutic program, and collaborate with other professionals surrounding that patient. COVD is a contributing member of the Partnership Foundation for Optometric Education. COVD will contribute $1 per hour of continuing education for each full Annual Meeting registration to support the future of optometric education. 5
  8. 8. WiLLis C. mapLes, od, fCoVd, faao, faCbo Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy Tues. & Wed., October 12 & 13, 2010 Traveling the Road to Certification: ODs and OVTs Course desCripTion: dr. WiLLis C. mapLes earned his B.S. It is impossible to “cookbook” board certification in 2 days. (Geography & Chemistry) in 1964 from This course should “whet” your appetite for study so that you, the University of Southern Mississippi in your colleagues/staff, and your mentor grow from the principles Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He earned his Doctor of Optometry discussed here. It is my goal that this course will generate questions degree from the Southern College of Optometry (1968). Dr. Maples to be answered during this week and in the coming year and that practiced in south Mississippi for 12 years, specializing in children’s each of you will commit to completing board certification this vision and vision therapy. In 1979 Dr. Maples earned a M.S. degree next year. COVD is here to assist you in any way. It will be a in Community Health Education from the University of Southern wonderful learning experience and you will have a great sense of Mississippi. accomplishment after successfully completing the process. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and is Learning objeCTiVes: a Board Certified Fellow in developmental vision and vision therapy by • nderstand COVD board certification process U both the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD) • e able to complete all open book questions and develop from B and the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (FACBO). their records three cases: A. Lens Case; B. Strabismus/Amblyopia Dr. Maples has been active for 40 years in the American Optometric Case; C. Learning Related Case Association and has served on numerous AOA committees at the • uccessfully complete the multiple choice closed book exam S national level. He has also been active in the Optometric Extension • uccessfully complete the oral interview for fellowship and S Program Foundation for 40 years. certificaton process for vision therapists. Dr. Maples has served in all the offices of the College of Optome rists in Vision Development and has served as Chair t of the International Examination and Certification Board. He was awarded by COVD the A. M. Skeffington Award for his contributions to the behavioral literature in 2000. He was awarded sTudenTs & residenTs the G. N. Getman Award in 2006 for excellence in developmental vision and inter-professional relations. Dr. Maples also holds Join in the fun, excitement, comradery, and educational the title Professor Emeritus from Northeastern State University- opportunity at the COVD 40th Annual Meeting. Oklahoma College of Optometry (NSU-OCO) in Tahlequah, Discounted Student Room Rate ($138 + $15 resort fee + Oklahoma. He retired from NSU-OCO in 2006. At NSU, he room tax) – contact the COVD International Office for taught for 25 years and was chief of the vision therapy clinic for 17 more details, call 888-268-3770. of those years. Dr. Maples is presently a Professor of Optometry at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee where he is a staff doctor, teaches two seminar courses and is active in STuDenT MeMbeRShIP MeeTIng clinical research. Thursday, October 14, 2010 • 7:00 – 8:00 pm Dr. Maples is the editor of the Journal of Behavioral Optometry, STuDenT MIxeR –TICkeT RequIReD has written more than 70 articles and is actively pursuing research Thursday, October 14, 2010 • 8:00 -11:00 pm in the areas of visual epidemiology, refractive errors, oculomotor Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa dysfunction, strabismus, learning disabilities and brain injury. Students – Free – Student Ticket He has lectured extensively in the United States, Australia, New Generously Sponsored by HOYA Vision Care Zealand, Central America, South America, Asia and Europe. Doctor & Guest Tickets - $50. See meeting registration to order ticket. Advanced registration only! New this year – a DJ will provide music. ReSIDenT/STuDenT MeeTIng Friday, October 15, 2010 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm ATTenD The PRACTICe OPPORTunITIeS MeeTIng Friday, October 15, 2010 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm 6
  9. 9. nanCy g. Torgerson, od, fCoVd Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy Tues. & Wed., October 12 & 13, 2010 Learning Related Vision Problems Course desCripTion: dr. nanCy Torgerson’s passion is to end This course will present the co-management and assessment the struggle of those that have learning of children and adults with potential learning-related vision related vision problems. Her practice, problems. Through case analysis, the integrated role of the Alderwood Vision Therapy Center is components of the visual process will be demonstrated with located in the greater Seattle area and celebrated its 26th anniversary examples of testing, communication to patient and/or parent, this year. AVTC strives to live up to its motto: “transforming lives co-management, communication and integration with other through vision.” Her office’s team of vision therapists, patient professionals, and the programming of therapy to enhance care coordinators and doctors love the challenges that come with deficient visual skills and to develop their efficient utilization in treating children and adults with learning related vision problems academic and life tasks. The potential roles of vision therapists and special needs. She has given numerous lectures and seminars in testing, communication, and therapy will also be presented. on topics ranging from sports vision, to vision and learning, to acquired brain injury. Learning objeCTiVes: • earn to describe the role of the optometrist in a multi- L Dr. Torgerson is a graduate of Pacific University’s College of disciplinary approach to the management of learning disabilities Optometry and is a Fellow and past President of the International • earn the principles and types of psycho-educational assessment L College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). She has • earn the role of the optometrist in a multi-disciplinary L been the chairman of the Washington State Board of Optometry approach to the management of learning disabilities and the Optometric Extension Program’s National Chairman of • earn about testing that school districts may use to help reveal L Regional Clinical Seminars. She has received numerous awards underlying visual issues for her work, including COVD’s Presidents Award, Outstanding • earn about the OD’s role in the IEP meeting L Young Woman in America Award and the 2009 G.N. Getman • earn to apply principles of vision and learning in the VT room L Award. Conceptos Aplicados en Terapia de Vision jose de jesus espinosa-gaLaViZ, od, fCoVd-i dr. jose de jesus espinosa gaLaViZ grad - Course desCripTion: u ted with honors from School of a The course is divided in four topics. Topic one is about the Optometry of Universidad Autónoma de history and tenets of functional optometry; to know the Aguascalientes in 1984. He was the Dean difference between functional optometry and classical optometry of the Optometry School of Universidad and introduce in the concepts. Topic two is about the different Autónoma del Noreste, Plantel Torreón types of lenses and the purposes of such lenses and knowing from 1985 until 1989 and Chief of the about visual stress and how to prescribe functional lenses. Topic Teachers Center of Universidad Autónoma three is about the fundamentals of near retinoscopy and to know del Noreste, plantel Torreón from 1986 about the different techniques and experiences of some of the until 1989. techniques. Topic four is about the clinical evaluation of the eye movements including the electronic evaluation. He was the Second Researcher of the Project “Visual Effects of the Arsenic in Potable Water in Comarca Lagunera, México”; and Learning objeCTiVes: Mentor in 12 Thesis for degree in Optometry Students . The basic leaning objective is providing to attendees information He has received the following: Major Diploma in Neuro- about the tenets of functional optometry and the difference Development from Universidad Intercontinental; Major Diploma between models of attention care. To provide to attendees about in Neuro-Psicology from Universidad Intercontinental; Major clinical tools like near retinoscopy, lenses prescription, and Diploma in Early Múltiple Attention by Sociedad de Estudios clinical evaluation of the eye movements. We focus specially in Superiores de México; Master Degree in Psicoterapia Infantil Gestalt the “how to do.” The objective is to provide attendees clinical (Gestalt Child Psicotherapy) by Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo tools so that they can apply after the meeting. “Fritz Perls” Name of the Thesis: Psychological Characteristics of Streff Syndrome’s Patients, 2004.; and Master Degree in Biomedical Sciences, Specialty in Optometry by Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes. Name of the Thesis: Binocular Effects of Refractive Surgery 2008. 7
  10. 10. Joint COVD/OeP Practice Management Symposium Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Join the Conversation, Multiply the Message, gain More Patients! moderaTor: bradLey habermehL, od, fCoVd speakers: dr. naThan boniLLa-Warford, od; ruTh ViLLeneuVe; Toni brisToL dr. naThan boniLLa- ruTh ViLLeneuVe Toni brisToL Warford, od desCripTion: practicing therapist (and Academic Director), with Dr. Ingersoll Social media can be successfully employed to market a busy and then for the past five years with COVD President, Dr. Bradley optometric practice. This is especially true for the vision therapy Habermehl. Ruth was contracted by COVD in July of 2009 to practice. This program will explain what social media is, how manage the organization’s presence on social media outlets such its use can benefit optometrists, and will present guidelines, as Facebook, Twitter, and Sovoto. In this capacity she works to principles, and techniques to be successful. establish consistency of messages across multiple networks as well as preparing statistical reports on the results of various social media campaigns. Ms. Villeneuve also serves as administer for COVD’s dr. naThan boniLLa-Warford received his Doctorate of Optometry recently revamped BLOG. from Illinois College of Optometry, and completed the Pediatric and Binocular Vision residency there the following year. He has published articles on vision therapy and social media and has Toni brisToL is a practice management consultant who specializes lectured to Optometry students, optometrists and the general in optometric practices that provide vision therapy services. She public. He practices in Tampa, FL. began consulting health care practices in 1984. In 1988, she learned of the widespread need for vision therapy and decided to Dr. Bonilla-Warford is very active in professional organizations. limit her consulting practice to helping optometrists who include He is currently the Immediate Past President of the Hillsborough vision therapy as one of their services. Society of Optometry and is chair of the Children’s Vision Committee of the Florida Optometric Association. Additionally, With a background in communication, marketing, public relations he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and co- and management, Ms Bristol has consulted over 500 optometrists chair of COVD’s Social Media Public Relations Committee and in the US and Canada. Over the past 13 years, she has regularly is dedicated to raising the awareness of children’s vision and vision contributed her expertise internationally, publishing practice therapy via social media. management articles in VISIONS - the newsletter of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). ruTh ViLLeneuVe has been a vision therapist since 1997. Her original training as a teacher led to her work with Dr. Steven Ms. Bristol is in charge of COVD’s National Public Relations Ingersol as he opened his first charter school incorporating vision campaign and for the past 7 years, she has served on the COVD therapy principles in Michigan. Since that time Ruth has been a President’s Advisory Council. 2009 COVD Annual Meeting Photos 8
  11. 11. miChaeL earLey, od, phd Annual Meeting education Thursday, October 14, 2010 brain Mechanisms dr. miChaeL earLey is a Professor of Clinical Optometry at The Ohio State in Vision Attention University College of Optometry. He completed both his OD and PhD training at OSU has been a faculty member since Course desCripTion: 1990. He is the Chief of the Binocular All motor actions are preceded by analysis of sensory input Vision and Pediatric Services and, in (e.g. where is the object, where are my limbs or eyes pointing clinic, primarily works with children with special needs and patients now etc). Accurate sensory processing is necessary for accurate following traumatic brain injury. He also directs the pediatric and efficient motor movement. To increase efficiency, the fellowship program. He teaches coursework in neuroanatomy, visual system has mechanisms that reduce background noise histology, ocular anatomy and binocular vision and graduate and increase the strength of the “signal” which collectively are coursework in visual processing. In 1998, he was awarded OSU’s called visual attention. This lecture will look at some cortical highest teaching award, the Alumni Award for Distinguished mechanisms at the subcortical, striate and extrastriate levels Teaching, by the university and was inducted into the Academy of involved in this very important aspect of vision. Teaching. In 2005, he was awarded the Advancement of Science award from the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, Learning objeCTiVes: Int (NORA). Dr. Earley is very involved in clinical research and • nderstand importance of visual attention on all motor U has and continues to participate in many multicentered clinical actions research projects including Convergence Insufficiency Treatment • nderstand how attention can be excitatory or inhibitory U Trial (CITT), Amblyopia Treatment Studies (ATS) and Vision in Preschoolers (VIP). He has numerous publications and lectures • nderstand some of the subcortical, striate and extrastriate U nationally in the area of neuroanatomy and its many clinical mechanisms involved in visual attention implications. • nderstand application of these mechanisms to patients U with visual sensory and motor delays Dr. Earley can be contacted by email at: earley.3@osu.edu 2009 COVD Annual Meeting Photos 9
  12. 12. Annual Meeting education Thursday, October 14, 2010 C linical Discussion Forum using Lenses to Improve Visual Attention when Reading keLLye knueppeL, brenda heinke Course desCripTion: od, fCoVd monTeCaLVo, od, Attendees will participate in an interactive workshop/forum with fCoVd, faao demonstrations using Retinoscopy, bi-Nasal occluders, therapy lenses and prisms to influence reading and attention. Attendees of Knueppel is a national and local speaker on vision therapy. She is this workshop/forum should bring the following materials in order administrator of the Invitational Lens Symposium and administrator to participate in the activities. Spot retinoscope, Streff wedge, low and presenter for Impact Vision Seminars. power plus lenses (+0.25, +0.37, +0.50, +0.62) and small amounts of prism (1/4 pd, 1/2 pd, 1 pd). dr. brenda heinke monTeCaLVo graduated with distinction from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1985. She is a Fellow of dr. keLLey knueppeL has dedicated her career to the practice of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the American optometric vision therapy. She is a graduate of Southern California Academy of Optometry and has achieved Skill Level II in the College of Optometry and completed the SUNY Vision Therapy Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association. Dr. Montecalvo has Residency in 1994. She is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists completed extensive study in the area of strabismus and amblyopia, in Vision Development. She has completed extensive study in vision vision and learning, preventive eye care and neuro-optometric development, strabismus and amblyopia, vision and learning, and rehabilitative therapies. While practicing optometry in Ohio, Dr. prescribing therapeutic performance lenses. Dr. Knueppel was named Montecalvo has also lectured internationally and authored self WOA Optometrist of the Year in 2006. She is a Director of the help manuals on binocular vision and development, strabismus Wisconsin Optometric Association Board, adjunct clinical faculty and amblyopia and practice management. She is a trustee for Ohio for Illinois College of Optometry, and Wisconsin Clinical Director Optometry Association, AOA Neuro-Optometric Committee for the Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes member, Past President of NORA, Coordinating Chairperson Program. She has interacted with clinicians from all over the world for the John Streff Invitational Lens Symposium and is on the through participation in four Special Olympics World Games. Dr. Montgomery County Health Advisory Council. Wold SAfE Fund 2010 CoVd annuaL meeTing sTudenT and residenT TraVeL granTs The College of Optometrists in Vision Development After your application is received, you will be given the Annual Meeting Travel Grant is offered to encourage and title of an article to summarize. support optometry student and resident participation at the meeting. The grants are provided through the Wold Grant recipients will be selected based on a review of SAFE Fund. their CV and article summary. COVD members donate to this fund to support student The 2010 COVD Annual Meeting will be held October and resident attendance at the meeting. The number 12-16, in Puerto Rico. Deadline for submission of and amount of the grants given are based on monies applications is 11:59pm on July 15, 2010. You will be available in the fund each year. This year up to thirty- given the title of an article to summarize on or before five $200 grants are available for students and residents. July 19, 2010. The article summary and submission of your CV is due 11:59 pm EDT on August 12, 2010. To be eligible to receive a grant, an optometry student Decisions will be made on or before August 27, 2010. or resident must: • e a COVD member (if not already a member, B Applications are available on the COVD website or by join for free) emailing info@covd.org. • ubmit an application and current copy of your S CV. Be sure to include any posters or papers you are presenting at the 2010 Annual Meeting. 10
  13. 13. Vision Therapists education Thursday, October 14, 2010 Vision Therapy: A Potpourri of educational Considerations Course desCripTion: Vision therapy is in a unique position to provide the child or CurTis baxsTrom, judy russeLL adult with learning problems, support and guidance in visual and ma, od, fCoVd, educational endeavors. The goal of the presentation is to look at fnora, faao why vision therapy works. Next we will address what we consider warm up and foundational work that can be included in a vision judy russeLL – Neurodevelopmental Therapist; Vision Therapist therapy session that helps set the stage for the core vision therapy with Dr Curtis Baxstrom; Educator; Registered Counselor WA State; that you already provide. The rest of the course will be looking Provider - The Listening Program - Auditory Integratio at subitization/numerosity, spelling, reading and handwriting and how they can be integrated into the vision therapy session. Education: Spans from the University of AZ and Pima College in During therapy you may add these activities to your current Tucson, AZ, to The HANDLE Institute of Neurodevelopment in procedures and help your patient to improve both in visual skills Seattle, WA (presently Home Office in Marin County, CA with and educationally. affiliates and offices across the US and Internationally) to Vision Therapy Training including numerous classes and seminars over Learning objeCTiVes: the years. Vision Training over the past 15 years with Dr Curtis Attendees will gain a better knowledge of subitization/ Baxstrom of Federal Way, WA and Northwest Vision and Learning numerosity, spelling, reading and handwriting and how they Center. Prior to working with Dr Curtis Baxstrom was introduced develop. Interwoven will be techniques that you can use in your to Vision Therapy by a retired Behavioral Optometrist Dr Carl office to help the patient become more efficient and productive in Kauffman of Green Valley, AZ who had been involved in the Winter school or recovery from traumatic brain injury/stroke. Our goal Haven project and was well acquainted with all the greats in Vision is not to help you become an educator but to be able to help your Development. patient better link success in vision therapy to success in school. Experience : 13 years in the classroom - Teaching Remedial Reading dr. CurTis baxsTrom received his O.D. degree from Pacific and coordinating numerous programs. 15 years in training and University and a M.A. in Reading from Seattle Pacific University. working with Vision Therapy with Dr Curtis Baxstrom. 10 years He has a vision therapy practice in Federal Way, Washington for the Neurodevelopmental Therapist - Private Practice in Vancouver, WA. past 15 years. In addition, he consults at three local Rehabilitation First Class Neurodevelopment and Learning Resources. Affiliated Hospitals providing Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation services. He with the HANDLE Institute. is also an adjunct professor at Pacific University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the College of Optometrists Focus: Vision/Auditory Processing, Sensory Integration, ADD/ in Vision Development and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation ADHD, Autism, ASD, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Brain Association. Injury, Perplexing Behaviors, OCD, Developmental Delay, CNS Academics, including Reading, Writing, Spelling, Language Arts, Dr. Baxstrom is actively involved in many committees and programs Math of COVD and NORA. In his community, he is involved in his Lion’s club and has received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award. When Age range: Birth to Adult not involved in Optometry he is a climbing leader and instructor for the Mountaineers. In 1989 he received the “Young Optometrist of the Year” award for California. He has published multiple articles and lectured at meetings across the globe. 11
  14. 14. graham eriCkson, od, fCoVd, faao Annual Meeting education Friday, October 15, 2010 Sports Vision Course desCripTion: dr. graham eriCkson is a Diplomate in the A task-analysis approach with a review of relevant research is used Binocular Vision and Perception Section to determine the pertinent visual skills utilized in sports. Vision of the American Academy of Optometry, training techniques that can be used to enhance essential visual Fellow of the College of Optometrists in skills are emphasized. Issues concerning sports improvement and Vision Development, and a Professor at Pacific University College adjustments in strategy are discussed. of Optometry. He has authored the text, Sports Vision: Vision Care for the Enhancement of Sports Performance, co-authored the text, Optometric Management of Reading Dysfunction, and published chapters and articles in various optometric journals. He lectures internationally on the topics of sports vision, pediatrics, binocular vision and dyslexia. Dr. Erickson currently serves as Chair of the American Optometric Association Sports Vision Section council, immediate past-chair of the Binocular Vision, Perception and Pediatric Optometry section of the American Academy of Optometry and the Oregon director for the Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes vision health program. susan r. barry, phd Annual Meeting education Friday, October 15, 2010 neuroplasticity and Vision Therapy Course desCripTion: For the past century the scientific and medical community susan r. barry received her doctorate believed that the adult brain is hardwired and capable of only in biology from Princeton University, small change, recovery, and rehabilitation. Any evidence to has performed research in the field of the contrary was largely ignored. As scientists have begun to neuroplasicity, and is a professor of biology and neuroscience at understand the neurobiological basis of learning and memory, Mount Holyoke College. In 2009, she published a book titled they have finally begun to re-examine this mindset. This course will Fixing My Gaze: A Scientist’s Journey into Seeing in Three Dimensions provide an historical overview of ideas concerning brain plasticity which describes her experience with strabismus, optometric vision and describe the synaptic mechanisms that underlie learning, therapy, and gaining stereovision in adult life. Her work has also rehabilitation from stroke, and recovery from sensory disorders. been featured on National Public Radio and in a New Yorker article The effects of different training strategies, the importance of by Oliver Sacks entitled “Stereo Sue.” novel experiences and rewards, and the role of neuromodulators in facilitating brain rewiring will also be discussed and related to procedures used in optometric vision therapy. Learning objeCTiVes: • n historical overview of scientific and medical concepts of A brain plasticity. • n understanding of synaptic changes that occur in the brain A during learning, recovery, and rehabilitation. • e critical role of neuromodulators in triggering cortical plasticity. Th • e importance of novel and rewarding experiences in patient Th motivation and recovery and the biological basis for these effects. • ow vision therapy techniques promote brain plasticity. H 12
  15. 15. pauL Lederer, od, fCoVd, faao Annual Meeting education Saturday, October 16, 2010 C onfusion Inside Panum’s Area – binocular Dysfunction, Assessment, Invtervention dr. pauL Lederer received his Doctor of Optometry from Illinois College of Course desCripTion: Optometry in 1969. He has been in Fixation disparity measures have been clinically underutilized private practice since 1969. He was regarding the diagnostic assessment of binocular function. Classic awarded the G.N. Getman Award in vergence and near point of convergence measures can under 2002 by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. estimate binocular dysfunction. Fixation disparity has been shown Dr. Leder is a Fellow of COVD, AAO, and the National Eye to be a very sensitive indicator of binocular dysfunction. The Research Foundation. He was Committe Head form 1973-1976 near point of fixation disparity and associated vergence measures with the Illinois Optometric Associate Child Care Committee indicate when binocular stress is such that binocular function He is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association, OEP, begins to manifest as a fixation disparity in the presence of single American Optometric Associates, Task Force for American vision. They measure binocular disruption to fusion inside Optometric Association from 1985-1986 and Editorial Council Panum’s area. Fixation disparity fusion targets, utilizing a central for the COVD Journal of Optometric Vision Development identification fusion lock, have been developed for far and near from 1987-1999. Dr. Lederer was a consultant for 9 years with diagnostic assessment. Four Vectographs have also been developed the Achievement Center for Learning Disabilities, and a Peer for intervention. Reviewer for Medical Cost Management. eriC borsTing, od, fCoVd, faao Annual Meeting education Friday, October 15, 2010 Correlation between Accommodation dr. eriC borsTing is a 1987 graduate of and Symptoms When Accommodations the State University of New York, College of Optometry, O.D. where he completed Measured Objectively a residency in vision therapy in 1988. He also holds masters degrees from the State Course desCripTion: University of New York, and California This course will provide an overview of the evaluation of the State University, Fullerton. He is a Fellow of the College of accommodative system using subjective and objective procedures. Optometrist in Vision Development and the American Academy of The reliability and validity of current tests will be reviewed with Optometry. Dr. Borsting is a Diplomate in the Binocular Vision, an emphasis on relating clinical signs to patient’s symptoms. In Perception, and Pediatric Optometry Section of the American the second part of the course current research using objective Academy of Optometry and has served as Chair of the Section. Dr. Borsting was also the recipient of the A.M. Skeffington Award for measurements of accommodation that can be done by the excellence in optometric writing in the areas of vision development clinician will be reviewed. Finally, the course will review clinical and vision therapy. implications of using various testing paradigms. Dr. Borsting is a professor at the Southern California College of Learning objeCTiVes: Optometry. At the College, Dr. Borsting teaches courses on visual • ow does accommodative dysfunction impact quality of life H information processing and binocular vision to optometry students • e able to identify the reliability of traditional accommodative B and works with optometric residents on cases involving visual tests information processing problems. • e able to identify which tests of accommodation are most B associated with patient symptoms Dr. Borsting conducts research in dyslexia and evaluating quality of life issues in children and adults with vision problems. The research • nderstand procedures that allow objective measures of U on dyslexia evaluates how visual processing deficits interact with accommodation language factors in poor readers. The research in quality of life issues • Be able to integrate test results from traditional accommodative assess the range of activities that can be disrupted in children or tests with newer objective measurements adults who have vision efficiency and processing difficulties. 13
  16. 16. Annual Meeting education Saturday, October 16, 2010 Panel Session: Clinical Pearls in Correlating Ocular Motor Test Results, Signs, and Symptoms paneLisTs: kara heying, sue LoWe, eriC borsTing, kara heying, od, fCoVd; sue LoWe, od, fCoVd; od, fCoVd od, fCoVd od, fCoVd, eriC borsTing, od, fCoVd; pauL Lederer, od, fCoVd; faao Leonard press, od, fCoVd – moderaTor Fixation disparity measures have been clinically underutilized regarding the diagnostic assessment of binocular function. Classic vergence and near point of convergence measures can under estimate binocular dysfunction. Fixation disparity has been shown to be a very sensitive indicator of binocular dysfunction. The near point of fixation disparity and associated vergence measures indicate when binocular stress is such it begins to manifest as a fixation disparity in the presence of single vision. They measure a disruption to fusion inside Panum’s area. Vergence measures made under associated pauL Lederer, Leonard press, conditions are clinically more sensitive to the identification of od, fCoVd, od, fCoVd, binocular dysfunction and symptomatic patients. Fixation disparity faao faao fusion targets, utilizing a central identification fusion lock, have been moderaTor developed for far and near diagnostic assessment. Four Vectographs have also been developed for intervention. 14
  17. 17. Vision Therapists Join in the fun, excitement, comradery, and educational opportunity at the COVD 40th Annual Meeting • Just for Vision Therapists this year, back by popular demand, is the VT 101 Course – Tuesday, October 12 and Wednesday, October 13. Presented by: Linda Sanet, COVT with hands-on workshops presented by Lyna Dyson, COVT and Diana Eastburn-Ludlam, COVT. DON’T MISS THIS ONE – Course size is limited to 60 and will sell out quickly. Register Early! • Vision Therapist Hospitality Suite - Tuesday, Oct. 12, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Governors Suite #7045 • Vision Therapist Education– Presented by: Curtis Baxstrom, OD, FCOVD, and Judy Russell Thursday, October 14, 2010 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm • Road to COVT, Friday, October 15, 2010, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (immediately following Vision Therapist education session). • Vision Therapist Get-Together, Friday, Oct. 15, 7:00 - 9:00 pm • Vision Therapists’ Breakfast Thursday, October 14, 2010 – 7:00 am - 8:30 am – Ticket Required • Vision Therapist Committee Meetings Saturday, October 16, 2010 – 7:00 am - 8:00 am 15
  18. 18. 2010 Annual Meeting exhibit hall hours COVD wishes to thank the following for their continued sponsorship of special Wednesday, October 13 ......... 5 pm – 7 pm events during the annual meeting: Thursday, October 14 ............. 7 am – 12:30 pm & 6 pm – 8 pm Friday, October 15 .................. 7 am – 2 pm hTs, inC.* hospiTaLiTy suiTe Saturday, October 16 .............. 9 am – 12 pm mirafLex* meeTing badges & hoLders exhibitor Seminars Friday, October 15 .................. 3 pm – 4 pm hoya - meeTing bags* sTudenT mixer & morning break Saturday, October 16 .............. 7 am – 8 am *Don’t forget to visit their booths during PLEASE NOTE: All information in the COVD 40th Annual Exhibit hours and thank them. Meeting Preliminary Program is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and is subject to change without prior notice. Fellow and Certified Optometric Vision Therapist Candidate Information The Fellowship and Certified Optometric Vision Therapist written examination will be administered by the COVD International Examination and Certification Board on Tuesday, October 12. Oral interviews will be given beginning on Tuesday, October 12 and will continue on Wednesday, October 13. Candidates will receive specific notification of time and location of their interview from the COVD International Examination and Certification Board. 16

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