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  • 1. Preliminary Program Rio MaR Beach ResoRt & spa a WyndhaM GRand ResoRt • pueRto Rico octoBeR 12-16, 2010 suppleMent to optoMetRy & Vision deVelopMent
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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: 2009 COVD Annual Meeting Photos 9
  • 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 • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
  • 19. exhibit hall Preview aiT indusTries – Your Colleagues have proven the benefits of goTTLieb Vision group CenTer for speCiaLTy Care – REKINDLE® using the research-proven WAM-5500 and WR5100-K Binocular Vision A Standard of Practice in Vision Rehabilitation and Research AutoRefractor Keratometers. Extensively used in accommodation, – A division of Gottlieb Vision Group Center for Specialty Care. IOL, multifocal contacts, off-axis measurements, vision therapy, and Dr. Danny Gottlieb, creator of the Visual Field Awareness System,® pediatrics. Visit AIT to experience the much-heralded, natural way and team provides consultation, supervision, and unique learning to autorefractor. It’s much more than your conventional, traditional opportunities across the globe. With the use of lenses and specialty autorefractor. prisms, patients enjoy improved quality of life and increased independence and safety. REKINDLE Vision is a clinical partnership berneLL – Bernell is the world’s largest Visual Therapy Instrument opportunity creating life changing proven functional outcomes in manufacturer. We sell more than 2000 products including primary vision loss including polytrauma. care products used every day in optometric offices. At Bernell, we offer to match or beat any price on all our products. We never want Learn how you can obtain a REKINDLE Vision fitting kit and you to pay more to buy from us! integrate the diagnostic, demonstration, and treatment strategies into your practices. For those already utilizing the Visual Field CoLLege of synToniC opTomeTry Cso - A nonprofit organization Awareness System technology please ask about our new treatment dedicated to research in photoretinology, the therapeutic application strategies and our training manual. of light to the visual system. Dr. Gottlieb leads the research in this evolving Standard of Practice in hemianopsia and vision loss including the complex vision losses from CrysTaL praCTiCe managemenT – Is your office in need of new war. Dr. Gottlieb wants to help you enjoy the enormous possibilities practice management software? If so, then consider Crystal Practice in neuro-optometric rehabilitation. His “vision” includes his prism Management. Our product was designed to enable optometric technology and his brain at your site helping you to meet your offices to do more, accomplish more, and earn more in less time. patients’ needs in vision loss and recovery. Crystal PM is the total software package that enables optometric offices to easily perfom all essential practice managment functions. hoya Vision Care – HOYA is the global technology leader in the Experience the easiest-to-use and most intuitive program available. bending and shaping of light with 59 Divisions in 29 Countries. HOYA Vision Care manufactures opthalmic lenses and treatments, diopsys, inC. – Diopsys is a leading provider of non-invasive offering products in indices: 1.50, 1.53 Phoenix, 1.60, 1.67 and medical devices that test for neuro-visual disorders. The company 1.70. HOYA’s designs include: HOYALUX iD, iD LifeStyle, Nulux utilizes technology know as Visual Evoked Potential, or VEP. It is EP - a free form SV lens, Summit ECP, Summit CD and GP Wide. this technology that powers Diopsys, Inc.’s medical devices - the State-of-the-Art AR Treatments include Super HiVision EX3, Super EnfantTM Pedicatric VEP Vision Testing System and Diopsys™ NOVA™ HiVision and HiVision. Products are available through HOYA’s product series. Our patented technology has been demonstrated Labs and Authorized Distributors. as an effective tool in the areas of vision screening for children, diagnosis and treatment of neurologically compromised patients, hTs, inC. – HTS Inc. will demonstrate the new NVR Neuro Vision diagnosis and treatment for patients undergoing vision therapy, and Rehabilitator developed by Allen H. Cohen, OD, FAAO, FCOVD an objective measurement of many ophthalmologic and optometric and HTS, PTSII, Amblyopia & Dynamic Reader Home Therapy treatment plans. programs. We will also demonstrate the VTS3 Liquid Crystal Computer Orthoptics program developed by Dr. Jeffrey Cooper, and expansion ConsuLTanTs, inC. – Specializing in Vision Therapy the New Windows based In-Office Perceptual programs developed practice management and marketing since 1988. Fully customized by Dr. Sidney Groffman. programs including on-site consultations, workshops, and phone consultations. Our goal is to make you successful! Come talk with infiniTe mind – Infinite Mind - EyeQTM is a universal intervention Toni Bristol. program that builds processing skills needed for reading and learning. By using EyeQTM seven minutes, three times a week, fresneL prism & Lens Co. – Offers products used to treat & diagnose your patients will develop skills and make physical changes to the Strabismus, Amblyopia and Diplopia. Familiar products such as the brain resulting in permanent changes to their abilities. EyeQTM also 3M Press-On™ and Bangerter Occlusion Foils. New items are the reinforces visual memory skills along with stimulating the parvo- Fresnel lens cleaning kit and the new Peli™ prisms that expands the magno cellular layers synchronizing both center and peripheral fields field of Hemianopes 20 degrees and our light-weight Pediatric Trial in the lateral geniculate body of the brain. Research shows how Frames. EyeQTM improves the brain’s processing efficiency, providing quality learning with maximum results. This creates a foundation for future good-LiTe – For 80 years the Good-Lite Company has been learning and reading success. You will see improved reading and manufacturing vision testing and evaluation equipment of the language skills while increasing memory, comprehension, attention highest quality. Our commitment to quality is only surpassed by and processing rates which will help your patients as they continue our commitment to customer service. We offer products for acuity their education. The patient can use EyeQTM at home, increasing the testing and screening, binocular vision, color vision, contract results of therapy and embedding their newly learned skills. sensitivity, computerized testing, disease detection, ocular motility, visual field, and visual training. 17
  • 20. exhibit hall Preview, continued innoVa sysTems – Innova Systems has been an innovative leader in wide area, an important precaution for babies’ and children’s very computerized vision testing for the last decade. Focused on advanced tender noses. Not having to adjust nose pads, replace screws, or testing & exam efficiency technology, Innova has proven to make adjust temples leaves the Miraflex frame virtually maintenance-free, a positive financial impact in practices worldwide. Our latest making life easier for parents, children, and opticians. An adjustable introduction is our Vision Development module developed with the band wraps behind the child’s head and keeps the frame close to help of leading Vision Therapists around the country. Visit us to see the child’s eyes. This is critical for early vision therapy, and helps how we can invest in your practice! generate life-long permanent vision correction for the child. inTeraCTiVe meTronome – The Interactive Metronome (IM) is a nora – The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, cutting-edge neurological assessment and treatment tool that is International (NORA) is a group of committed individuals from redefining traditional expectations for pediatric and adult therapy various disciplines focused on advancing the art and science of outcomes. IM was developed to directly improve the processing rehabilitation for the neurologically challenged patient. abilities that affect motor planning and sequencing. Motor planning and sequencing are central to human activity - from the coordinated oep foundaTion – OEP provides extensive educational programs movements needed to walk or climb stairs, to the order of words in all aspects of behavioral vision care. Educational opportunities in a sentence to provide meaning. Internactive Metronome (IM) include courses, seminars, Congresses and publications. OEP also is the only therapy tool that improves those human capacities by distributes related tests, manuals, equipment and VT materials. using innovative neurosensory and neuromotor excercises developed to improve the brain’s inherent ability to repair or remodel itself opTego Vision, inC. – Quality products including flippers with through a process called neuroplasticity. scratch resistant glass, chemically hardened lenses, prisms, prism sticks, single prisms, red/blue/green glasses, fixation sticks and more. LeCoq praCTiCe deVeLopmenT – Lecoq Practice Development has Accommodative prism computer training and custom power flippers helped scores of optometrists start or expand the therapy practice of with colored handles. their dreams. Do you want to spend more time with family? Have more patients or raise your VT enrollment rate? Want to get the paragon Vision sCienCes – A progressive manufacturer of a full word out in your community or organize your practice and train range of oxygen permeable materials used in the manufacturing of contact lenses and contact lenses used for Corneal Refractive your staff to have a smooth running office? Thomas and Amee Therapy. Paragon CRT® is the first and only product FDA approved Lecoq will help. Stop by to discuss your situation and learn what we for overnight contact lens corneal reshaping with Proximity Control recommend to resolve it and get tickets to our exhibitor seminars. Technology®. Approved for all ages, Paragon CRT is the ideal option for patients desiring freedom from daytime contacts and m&s TeChnoLogies – M&S Technologies, Inc. leads the industry glasses without surgery. Certified practitioners receive a complete in computerized vision testing and is pleased to release our updated system that provides a patient referral network and increases patient low vision screening system. New advancements include additional retention. The unique Paragon CRT Diagnostic Dispensing System sizing for low vision patients, dynamic visual acuity, high and low reduces chair time while providing patients an immediate start on contrast sensitivity testing and many other features. Other features treatment. Practitioners also benefit from practice management tools include: Protocol One, Dual View and state-of-the-art software including patient education materials and care kits. To learn how for integration of technologies and instruments in the exam room, Paragon CRT can reshape your practice visit including the Marco and Topcon auto-phoroptors, OfficeMate Paragon’s rich history of innovation in the contact lens industry EMR, Eyemotions and Eyemaginations patient education. Approved continues through the pioneering development of new products and for clinical trial using Electronic-ETDRS and ATS protocols. new marketing strategies as it expands its worldwide reach. Paragon’s manufacturing and research facility is located in Mesa, Arizona. mirafLex – Miraflex is dedicated to providing quality children’s eye wear. The company founder, Carla Paladini, a certified orthoptist, perCepTion dynamiCs insTiTuTe – New research on brain plasticity realized the need for safe, child-friendly eyeglasses. The Miraflex finds PATH to Reading increases reading scores 1-3 grade levels in frames were designed to accommodate children’s cranial and facial three months, and improves reading fluency 2 to 11 fold, in addition geometries, which are different than adult dimensions. Miraflex to other types of cognitive processing, like speed of processing, frames are not adult frames made smaller; they are designed attention, visual memory, sequential processing, and figure/ specifically for small children, with splay angles and very little or no ground discrimination. PATH to Reading, a computer-based, easy bridge development, as children require. to administer, and extremely effective product, patented in the US Miraflex frames are manufactured in Italy, and initial sales to the and worldwide, was developed in leading university laboratories and Colombia, South America market began in the early 1990’s. In clinically validated in public schools with funding from NIH and 2004, the company added sales to the United States and European Department of Education. PATH to Reading is the only program markets. Today, the company provides quality frames to all seven that strengthens the magnocellular pathways in the visual cortex continents. (the Dorsal Visual Pathway), which is the deficit underlying most reading problems. When PATH to Reading, changing the brain’s Miraflex frames contain no metal pieces, and weigh only 8 grams timing by retraining the neural channels to function in synchrony, (about 1/2 ounce), which makes the frames extremely child-friendly. precedes other vision therapy, children and adults rapidly improve The anatomical bridge supports the weight of the lenses over a their reading and cognitive skills. There is no other program like it. 18
  • 21. exhibit hall Preview, continued exhibitor Seminars preCision Vision, inC. – Precision Vision will display quality high and friday, oCTober 15, 2010 • 3:00-4:00 pm low contrast vision tests, low vision tools, interactive computerized acuity systems, the World Standard ETDRS Illuminator Cabinet® diopsys, inC. – 3:00-4:00 pm and ETDRS charts, portable illuminator cabinet, color tests, “Objective Neuro Visual Testing for Your Offie: VEP Case Studies and occluders, fixation tools and more. Visit and pick up a new catalog Reimbursement” presented by Dr. Scott Steinman. and learn more about us and our products or discuss custom product development needs. inTeraCTiVe meTronome – 3:00-4:00 pm “How IM Integrates into Vision Development” puZZLearT inTernaTionaL presents a colorful and FUN approach A patented audio or audio and visual guidance system provides to therapy. Developed by Susan Fisher, OD and PuzzleArtist Alli immediate feedback measured in milliseconds, and a score is Berman, the PuzzleArt Therapy System™ helps people of all ages provided. Over the course of the treatment, patients learn to: focus improve memory and boost brain fitness while having FUN. It helps and attend for longer periods of time; increase physical endurance improve visual perception, enhance cognitive and problem solving and stamina; filter out internal and external distractions; improve skills, and improve quality of life. Children increase their success in ability to monitor mental and physical actions as they are occurring; and out of the classroom. Adults enjoy this colorful way to work on and progressively improve performance. self-improvement. Come join us for a quick demo of our various IM has been shown to improve: Visual Attention; Visual Processing: Modules and exciting 3D interactive PuzzleArt™. Visual Motor Coordination. Come enjoy our PuzzleArt WallWorks™Exhibit of original inter- Because Developmental Optometrists use a holistic approach in the active PuzzleArt™ paintings. Brightly colored and highly textured, treatment of vision and vision information processing problems, they range from 5 ft sq to entire walls and can be used in waiting many practitioners have adopted the IM program to reach the goals rooms, therapy rooms, classes and homes. Easily promotes your above. Vision Therapy Practice as it extends therapy to the waiting room, as patients, siblings and adults immerse themselves in the art good-LiTe – 3:00-4:00 pm experience. T”Special Tools for Special Patients” presented by Dominick M. Participate in The GREAT PuzzleArt™ GIVEAWAY! Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A 100 original, hand signed works of PuzzleArt™ will be given away The young child or non-verbal patient, those with autism, and over four days to introduce and celebrate our colorful and FUN individuals with traumatic/acquired brain injury often require approach to therapy! That’s over $3,000 of abstract art! Come visit special tools in order to obtain the necessary diagnostic data so us and receive one just for stopping by. that various treatment options can be instituted. A unique and patient tailored approach to diagnostic and therapeutic care can be Three riVers opTiCaL – Three Rivers Optical is a family owned and an important part of your practice using the right instrumentation. operated full service optical laboratory. We offer same day service on This course presents information about special populations and RX work including anti-reflective orders. The company is known for instructional objectives on how to use these tools to conduct an service, quality and fair price. Three Rivers Optical is a participating evaluation and provide personalized care for your special patients. provider for VSP and VBA. Stop by and get information on the “TR O SEG” and the “TR O BLENDED SEG”. Find out how they can SATuRDAy, OCTObeR 16, 2010 solve problems for your patients. 7:00-8:00 am We are your first laboratory: First to patent the TR O SEG in clear and Transition V polycarbonate LeCoq praCTiCe deVeLopmenT – 7:00-8:00 am First independent to coat “Teflon lenses” inhouse. Structure Your Practice for Income and Freedom -- A system frees up more hours for yourself, reduces administrative time and raises Make Three Rivers Optical your first choice if not your only choice income. At this seminar, we’ll reveal a powerful, adaptable system for all your laboratory services. that can deliver a great practice for new or established doctors. Have more patients and less stress. Ask your questions and receive a Wayne engineering – For over 35 years Wayne Engineering has written guide to our systematic approach. Gain knowledge that will been in the forefront of developing instruments for testing and pay off for years. enhancing visual and sensory-motor skills. Our equipment is being used internationally in: paragon Vision sCienCes – 7:00-8:00 am · Behavioral/developmental optometry “Myopia and Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) – Is there Relevance · Sports vision testing and training for the Behavioral Optometrist?” · Special education Join us for this hour session to see how CRT can play a leading · Occupational and physical therapy and supporting role within your practice. Integrating CRT into Our products include the Talking Pen®, used worldwide in special your practice is a significant undertaking, but well worth the time it education and occupational therapy for developing eye-hand takes to plan and implement effectively. Join us to better understand coordination, the Wayne Saccadic Fixator, a fundamental instrument the essential steps needed to introduce CRT into your practice or for sports vision testing and training (used by the 1980 “miracle on simply to re-energize your existing efforts. The latest research on the ice” US Olympic hockey team), and the Vis-Flex visual flexibility concepts of myopia control will be discussed. trainer, used in all areas of optometry. 19
  • 22. general Program and Travel Information regisTraTion hoTeL informaTion The VT 101 and Applied Concepts Courses require separate All education programs and events will be held at: Rio Mar Beach registration from the Annual Meeting Program. Attendees can register Resort - A Wyndham Grand Resort, 6000 Rio Mar Boulevard, Ri for one of the courses, just the Annual Meeting Program, or both. Grande, P.R. 00745 Special room rate of $184/night plus $15/day resort fee, plus The Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy Courses provide thirteen room tax, is available to Annual Meeting registrants. Deadline for hours of continuing education. Five educational courses are presented reservations is September 9, 2010. Make reservations online at: simultaneously. You must select which course you wish to attend. new&groupID=145633 By phone 866-624-7926 Monday-Friday The VT 101 Course provides thirteen hours of continuing education. 8:30 am - 7:00 pm EDT, Saturdays 8:30 am - 5:30 pm EDT. Be The course is for Vision Therapists only. Registrants must be sponsored sure to mention COVD 40th Annual Meeting Room Block to by a COVD Fellow or Associate member. receive the meeting room rate. Room rates are based on availability. The full Annual Meeting Registration Fee includes admission to ATTenTIOn STuDenTS AnD ReSIDenTS eighteen hours of education sessions, the Exhibit Hall, Continental In order to get the reduced room rate of $138/night, plus the $15/day Breakfast each day, beverage breaks, Thursday Awards Luncheon, resort fee, plus room tax, you mustcall the COVD Office toll free at Friday Lunch, and Saturday Installation/Induction Banquet. 888-268-3770. Additional tickets for meal functions, the OEP Luncheon and the Contacting the hotel directly will not offer the $138 rate to students Exhibit Hall can be purchased separately. See the meeting Registration and residents. Form for information. roundTrip airporT Transfers from Dragonfly Adventures LAST DAY FOR MEETING REGISTRATION TO BE are available for $60, all inclusive, round trip. RECEIVED IN THE COVD INTERNATIONAL OFFICE IS 1. o to, select the annual meeting link; scroll to G SePTeMbeR 17, 2010. ON-SITE REGISTRATION ONLY Meeting Transportation, select the Airport Transportation link AFTER THIS DATE. or type 2. t the Rio Mar Destination Services/Dragonfly Adventures A name badge page, complete the online form and click “submit”. A name badge is required for admission to all events, including the Exhibit Hall. The loan or transfer of this badge is strictly prohibited. 3. or questions call the COVD office at 330-995-0718, or the Rio F Violation of this policy will result in forfeiture of the right to attend, Mar Destination Services at (787) 888-6617 or (787) 889-7430 as well as loss of all fees paid. and ask for help regarding making transportation arrangements for the COVD meeting. refund poLiCy Refunds of VT 101 and Applied Concepts Courses and Annual Meeting Registration fees, less a $25 per person administrative cost, will be granted for requests received by September 1, 2010. No refunds will be made for cancellations after this date. ConTinuing eduCaTion CrediT Application for continuing education credit has been made to COPE. COVD does not guarantee that any or all of the courses will be accepted for credit. It is the responsibility of attendees to check with their individual State Boards regarding acceptance of courses presented. A verification of attendance sticker will also be given to attendees at the conclusion of each presentation. It is the responsibility of the attendee to maintain all records of attendance. Video and audio Taping Video taping of the education sessions is not permitted. Audio taping of presentations for individual use is permissible; however, professional digital recordings of the educational sessions will be available for purchase. 20
  • 23. Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa a wyndham grand resort sTay aT The annuaL meeTing hoTeL and heLp keep regisTraTion fees affordabLe COVD must commit several years in advance to fill a certain number of hotel rooms in order to guarantee their availability. In return, the hotel provides use of meeting space at no cost. If we had to rent the space, it would cost thousands of dollars that would have to be passed along in higher meeting registration fees. If we fail to meet our obligation to fill the contracted number of hotel rooms, spa speCiaL offers we must reimburse the hotel for lost revenue. These costs would need to be added to registration fees. $59 Massage ..........................25 min $120 Spa Indulge with a 25 minute Massage and Custom Package ........... 50 to 85 min Please help COVD keep costs low – stay at the meeting hotel. enjoy a complimentary Scalp Massage. Choose 2 of the following services: Don’t delay - make your reservations today! 25 minute Refresher facial $59 Facial ...............................25 min 25 minute Balinese Body polish Following is the weblink for hotel reservations. However, if you Relax with a 25 minute Refresher Facial 25 minute Massage wish to call, you can contact the in-house reservations department with a complimentary Hand Massage. 25 minute Facial Monday-Friday from 8am-7pm and on Saturdays from 8:30 am - 60 minute Spa Pedicure 5:30 pm (EDT) at (866) 624-7926. The after-hours toll free number $79 Salon................................60 min And receive a complimentary scalp Groomed, buffed and polished to conditioning treatment. will take you to central reservations 800-4-Riomar. If you are calling perfection with a Spa Manicure and in reservations, be sure to mention the COVD Annual Meeting to Pedicure. $160 Full Session receive the discounted room-rate for the meeting. Splendour .............................100 min $89 Full Massage or Facial .....50 min Spoil yourself with a full session 50 Treat yourself to a full session with a 50 minute Massage plus a 50 minute Facial. new&groupID=145633 minute Massage or a 50 minute Facial. An additional 18% service charge plus 7% tax will be added Rooms are $184 Run of House for both Kings and doubles, plus $99 Classic Spa room tax. There is also a $15 resort fee per day. Manicure Combo ....................55 min Guests can call With your choice of 25 minute massage, 787-888-6285 or email facial, or reflexology. to schedule appointments. Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa Welcomes the $110 Couples Delight .............25 min Share your joy with a Couples 25 minute Please identify yourself with College of Optometrists in Vision Development Massage in our Deluxe Treatment Suite. the COVD group when scheduling appointments. OPTIONAl TOuRS These tours and activities are available to all delegates and guests Please note that your reservation is not confirmed until you receive through Dragonfly Adventures. Expenses incurred for these an e-mail confirmation. Emails can be blocked at times due to email optional tours will be the responsibility of the delegate. Please see spam filtering. If you do not hear from us within 72 hours of sending the costs below and include your credit card information with your this request please contact us at (787) 888-6617 or (787) 889-7430. reservations. No personal checks will be accepted. Tours aVaiLabLe: Full descriptions of the activities are outlined below. Please • Old San Juan Historical Tour register by September 30, 2010. All requests will be on a • Bacardi Rum Distillery & Old San Juan first-come, first-served basis. • Ranforest Nature Walk Please complete the required information at: • Hacienda Carabali Low Lands Horseback Ride • ATV Rainforest Low-Lands Adventure to reserve your tours. Please note that this does not confirm your • Bioluminescent Bay Kayak tour but will place you on a waiting list for said tour. The tours • Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Buffet can not be confirmed until all minimums have been met. Once we • Sunset Sail receive your request, you will receive an email confirmation. We will try to respond to all inquiries within 72 hours. • Old San Juan Shopping Tour 21
  • 24. CoVd public Awareness Fund Raffles aLL proCeeds from raffLes go To CoVd pubLiC aWareness Campaign purChase TiCkeTs Three Ways: ✔ On Annual Meeting registration form ✔ Onsite during the Annual Meeting ✔ Or use separate order form available online • Not attending meeting? No problem! • You can purchase advance tickets and still be included in the drawings • Winners DO NOT need to be present! CoVd 50/50 raffLe making Vision Therapy VisibLe exhibiTor raffLe Enter a chance to win 50% of the money collected enTer and Win an array of exCiTing produCTs and serViCes Drawing held during Installation/Induction Banquet donaTed by our generous exhibiTors Saturday, October 16, 2010 one grand priZe Winner WiLL be draWn during The insTaLLaTion/induCTion banqueT • saTurday, oCTober 16, 2010 1 TiCkeT = $10 6 TiCkeTs = $50 1 TiCkeT = $100 3 TiCkeTs = $200 5 TiCkeTs = $300 Last year’s winner, Dr. Sue Lowe, won $1,350.00! 7 TiCkeTs = $400 9 TiCkeTs = $500 king Vision Therapy VisibLe draWing Last year’s drawing was valued at over $10,000.00 in products donated by exhibitors and was won by Dr. Michael Samek NEW! NEW! NEW! NEW! NEW! NEW! LuCky 300 300 TiCkeTs aT $100 per TiCkeT 1sT priZe TiCkeT draWn $5,000 2nd priZe TiCkeT draWn $500 3rd Through 7Th priZe TiCkeT draWn $125 Drawing to be held Friday, October 15, 2010 immediately after last speaker session, prior to lunch break you do noT need To be presenT To Win any raffLe! COVD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Purchasing tickets may be tax deductible as permitted by law. 22
  • 25. (PAge 1 of 2) COVD 40th Annual Meeting Registration Form October 12-16, 2010 • Puerto Rico • One Person per Registration Form • NAME ______________________________________________________________ DEGREE ______________________________ OFFICE ADDRESS ________________________________________ OE Tracker # OR FL OPC Lic. # _________________________ CITY__________________________________________ STATE/COUNTRY _________________ POSTAL CODE_______________ *Please indicate______________________________________________________ OFFICE PHONE ______________________________________________ E-MAIL __________________________________________ Check here if registrant has Special Dietary considerations *Please indicate___________________________________________ Check here if registrant has special needs Do you require English to Spanish translation service? *Y *N Register below for the VT 101 Course, Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy Programs, and Annual Meeting Program. Extra meal, special events and raffle tickets are on the back of this form. VT 101 COuRSe FOR VISIOn TheRAPISTS OnLy (October 12 & 13, 2010)* This is a separate registration from the Annual Meeting. PLeASe nOTe: Registrants must be sponsored by a COVD * associate or fellow member. Advance 8/31/10–9/17/10 On-Site Only * Please fold and tear or cut along dotted line. Member .......................................................................................................... $325 ................... $380 .....................$435 Non-Member ................................................................................................... $425 .................... $480 .....................$535 Sponsored by:_________________________________________ APPLIeD COnCePTS In VISIOn TheRAPy PROgRAM OnLy (October 12 & 13)* * This is a separate registration from the Annual Meeting. Advance 8/31/10–9/17/10 On-Site Only * Member .......................................................................................................... $400 ................... $455 .....................$510 Non-Member ................................................................................................... $525 .................... $580 .....................$635 * Information Acquisition • Dr. Robert Sanet Visual Information Processing • Dr. Carl Hillier * Select the Applied Concepts course you wish to attend (you can select only one): * Fellowship/COVT Preparation • Dr. W. C. Maples *Learning Related Vision Problems - Dr. Nancy Torgerson Visual * Aplicados en Terapia de Vision – Dr. Jose de Jesus Espinosa-Galaviz Conceptos * Registration fee for VT 101 and Applied Concepts Courses includes: course materials; continental breakfasts; mid-morning and afternoon beverage breaks. * * AnnuAL MeeTIng PROgRAM OnLy (October 13-16) Advance 8/31/10–9/17/10 On-Site Only * Category 1: COVT and Optometric Vision Therapist Members* $405 $475 $545 * Category 2: Faculty/Retired/Emeritus/International/Sustaining/Military/Affiliate Members* $505 $575 $645 * Category 3: Fellow and Associate Members* $605 $675 $745 * Category 4: Non-Members* $760 $830 $900 * Category 5: Student and Resident Members (no meals) $ 85 $125 $165 * Student and Resident Members (meals)* $390 $460 $530 Category 6: Spouse/Guests (no meals) Guest’s Name:_______________________ $ 85 $125 $330 Spouse/Guests (meals)* Guest’s Name:_______________________ $390 $460 $530 *Full Annual Meeting registration fee includes: final program; continental breakfasts in exhibit hall; mid-morning breaks; Thursday Awards Luncheon; Friday Lunch; and Saturday Installation/Induction Banquet. Help Support the COVD Student Attendees. If you do not attend the Awards Luncheon, Exhibit Hall Lunch, or the Saturday *Y *N *Y *N *Y *N Banquet - your tickets will generously be donated to a student. Will you attend: Thursday Awards Luncheon Friday Exhibit Hall Lunch Saturday Banquet (Rev. 6/10) 23 (OVER)
  • 26. (PAge 2 of 2) COVD 40th Annual Meeting Registration Form October 12-16, 2010 • Puerto Rico RegISTRATIOn FeeS education VT 101 Course Registration (from other side) ..........................................................$ _________________ Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy Registration (from other side)...........................$ _________________ Annual Meeting Registration (from other side) ........................................................$ _________________ extra Meal and Special events Tickets qTy Awards Luncheon (Thursday) ...................................... ______ @ 51.00 ea. = $ _________________ Vision Therapists Breakfast (Thursday) ......................... ______ @ 45.00 ea. = $ _________________ Friday Lunch ............................................................... ______ @ 55.00 ea. = $ _________________ OEP Luncheon (Saturday) ............................................ ______ @ 53.00 ea. = $ _________________ Installation/Induction Banquet (Saturday).................... ______ @ 100.00 ea. = $ _________________ Student Mixer Students/Residents (limit 1 ticket per registration)........ ______ @ N/C = $ _________________ Doctors/Guests ........................................................... ______ @ 50.00 ea. = $ _________________ RegISTRATIOn FeeS Sub TOTAL .................................................................................$ __________________ Please fold and tear or cut along dotted line. RAFFLe TICkeT PuRChASe (you DO nOT need to be present to win.) COVD 50/50 Raffle 1 Ticket....................................................................... ______ @ 10.00 ea. = $ _________________ 6 Tickets ..................................................................... ______ @ 50.00 = $ _________________ Making Vision Therapy Visible (exhibitor equipment/Services Raffle) 1 Ticket....................................................................... ______ @ 100.00 ea. = $ _________________ 3 Tickets ..................................................................... ______ @ 200.00 = $ _________________ 5 Tickets ..................................................................... ______ @ 300.00 = $ _________________ 7 Tickets ..................................................................... ______ @ 400.00 = $ _________________ 9 Tickets ..................................................................... ______ @ 500.00 = $ _________________ Lucky 300 Raffle – Only 300 tickets being sold! Don’t delay! 1 Ticket....................................................................... ______ @ 100.00 ea. = $ _________________ TICkeT PuRChASeS Sub TOTAL ..................................................................................$ __________________ gRAnD TOTAL ..............................................................................................................$ __________________ *Check or money order (Drafted on U.S. Banks only) PAyMenT • no refunds will be issued after August 31, 2010 Credit Card: *Visa *MasterCard *American Express *Discover Security Code__________ Registrant’s Name: ___________________________________Name (on credit card): _____________________________________ Billing Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________________ City __________________________________________ State/Country ___________________ Postal Code _________________ Card Number: _____________________________________________________________ Exp. Date: ______________________ Signature: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ FAX FORM TO COVD INTERNATIONAL OFFICE AT 330.995.0719 OR SEND COMPLETED FORM WITH PAYMENT TO: COVD • 215 W. Garfield Rd., Suite 200 • Aurora, OH 44202 • Phone: 330.995.0718 LasT day for meeTing regisTraTion To be reCeiVed in The CoVd inTernaTionaL offiCe is sepT. 17, 2010. on-siTe regisTraTion onLy afTer This daTe. adVanCe regisTraTion deadLine is Aug. 31, 2010 24
  • 27. 2010 COVD Annual Meeting Preliminary Schedule (continued) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010  ‐ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULE CONTINUED COVD BREAK‐OUT MEETINGS SEAGULL EGRET 2:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM Practice Opportunities 2:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM International Membership Comm Mtg Color Legend 3:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM Research Committee Mtg 3:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM State Coordinators Meeting Committe BOARDROOM Registratio 2:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM OVD Journal Board Meeting CARIBBEAN 1 Exhibit Ha 3:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM Website Committee Mtg 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM Student/Resident Meeting General Ed PARROTT CARIBBEAN 2 Hospitality  2:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM Optometric Educators Mtg 2:00 PM ‐ 3:30 pm Associates to Fellow & Mentor Meeting  Student 3:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM Blog Committee Mtg Installatio EXHIBITOR SEMINARS W/Afternoon Beverages 3:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM Diopsys EL MORRO I 3:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM Inter. Metronome EL MORRO II 3:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM TBD CANARY 3:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM Good‐Lite PELICAN 6:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM President' s Reception ‐ Invitation  Ocean Terrace &  Only Foyer Area GOVERNORS SUITE #7045 8:00 PM Hospitality Suite Open  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010 ‐ ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULE GROUP REGISTRATION AREA 7:00 AM ‐ NOON Annual Meeting Registration EXHIBITOR SEMINARS W/Continental Breakfast 7:00 AM ‐ 8:00AM TBD EL MORRO I & II 7:00 AM ‐ 8:00AM TBD HERON 7:00 AM ‐ 8:00AM Paragon CANARY 7:00 AM ‐ 8:00AM Lecoq PELICAN COVD Break‐Out Meetings PARROT 7:00 AM ‐ 8:00 AM Past Presidents Breakfast Mtg BOARDROOM 7:00 AM ‐ 9:00 AM OEP Board Meeting SEAGULL 7:00 AM ‐ 8:00 AM Vison Therapist Meeting EGRET 8:30 AM ‐ 9:00 AM Exhibitor Post Meeting RIO MAR BALLROOMS 6‐10 ‐ EXHIBIT HALL 9:00 AM ‐ NOON Exhibits Open 10:00 am ‐ 10:30 am Session Break NOON EXHIBITS CLOSE  RIO MAR BALLROOMS 1‐5 8:00 AM Opening remarks ‐ Dr. Gary Williams R 15, 2010  ‐ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULE CONTINUED 8:00 ‐ 10:00 AM Speaker ‐ Dr. Paul Lederer 10:00 AM ‐ 10:30 AM Session Break ‐ Exhibit Hall OVD BREAK‐OUT MEETINGS 10:30 AM ‐ 12:30 PM EGRET Speaker ‐  Dr. Eric Borsting 12:30 PM ‐ 2:00 PM 2:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM International Membership Comm Mtg actice Opportunities OEP Lunch (Caribbean 2 & 3 ‐ Ticket Required) or lunch on own Color Legend 2:30 PM ‐ 4:30 PM search Committee Mtg Panel Session (Drs. Lederer, Borsting, Lowe, Heying, Moderated by Dr. Press) 3:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM State Coordinators Meeting Committee Meetings RIO MAR 6‐10 Registration, Breaks, Lunch 7:00 PM ‐ Midnight CARIBBEAN 1 VD Journal Board Meeting Induction Banquet (Ticket Required) Exhibit Hall ebsite Committee Mtg 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM Student/Resident Meeting General Education 7:00 PM ‐ 7:30 Reception‐Ocean Terrace & Foyer Area CARIBBEAN 2 Hospitality Suite 7:30 PM ‐ 9:30/10:00 PM ‐ Dinner/Inductions ptometric Educators Mtg 2:00 PM ‐ 3:30 pm Associates to Fellow & Mentor Meeting  Student 10:00 pm ‐ Midnight Dancing/Music og Committee Mtg Installation Banquet /Afternoon Beverages opsys EL MORRO I ter. Metronome EL MORRO II D CANARY ood‐Lite PELICAN esident' s Reception ‐ Invitation  Ocean Terrace & 
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