College of Optometrists in Vision Development Annual Meeting 2013

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This is the preliminary program for the 2013 COVD Annual meeting in Florida. I am a moderator/presenter for a program on 3D Vision and will be presenting a poster on the single case longitudinal study of a child (now an adult0 with traumatic brain injury. This is a great meeting. Plan on being there!

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College of Optometrists in Vision Development Annual Meeting 2013

  1. 1. 43rd Annual Meeting Preliminary Program October 8-12, 2013 Rosen Shingle Creek 9939 Universal Blvd. Orlando, Florida
  2. 2. ProgramSchedule•COVD2013AnnualMeeting 7:00 a 8:00 a 9:00 a 10:00 a 11:00 a 12:00 p 1:00 p 2:00 p 3:00 p IECB Oral Exams – St. Johns Rooms 22, 23, 24, + 2 Bay Suites IECB Multiple Choice Exam – Suwannee 18 & 19 Meeting Registration – St. John’s Conti. Breakfast Suwannee Foyer IECB Oral Exams – St. John’s Rooms 22, 23, 24 + 2 Bay Suites 2 Day Pre-Meeting Courses - Applied Concepts: Dr. David Cook - Strabismus & Amblyopia.................................................................................................. Suwannee 11 Drs. W.C. Maples & Robin Price - Basic Principles & Procedures of Vision Therapy ..................................... Suwannee 12 Dr. Robert Sanet - Visual Information Acquisition........................................................................................ Suwannee 13 Dr. Celia Hinrichs - Special Populations...................................................................................................... Suwnanee 18 Jennifer Mullen, COVT & Tom Headline, COVT - Vision Therapy 101 for Therapists ..................................... Suwannee 19 Pre-Meeting Course Break Lunch on Own Pre-Meeting Course Break Meeting Registration – St. John’s Meeting Registration – Panzacola Conti. Breakfast Suwannee Foyer 2 Day Pre-Meeting Courses - Applied Concepts: Dr. David Cook - Strabismus & Amblyopia.................................................................................................. Suwannee 11 Drs. W.C. Maples & Robin Price - Basic Principles & Procedures of Vision Therapy ..................................... Suwannee 12 Dr. Robert Sanet - Visual Information Acquisition........................................................................................ Suwannee 13 Dr. Celia Hinrichs - Special Populations...................................................................................................... Suwannee 18 Jennifer Mullen, COVT & Tom Headline, COVT - Vision Therapy 101 for Therapists ..................................... Suwannee 19 1 Day Pre-Meeting Course • Dr. Wanda Vaughn - Practice Management - Suwannee 15 IECB Oral Exams – St. John’s Rooms 22, 23, 24 + 2 Bay Suites Pre-Meeting Course Break Lunch on Own Pre-Meeting Course Break Academic Services Committee Meeting Suwannee 16 M Optom Specia Meeting Registration – Panzacola Conti. Breakfast Panzacola Foyer VT Education Session - Session 1 – Dr. Wanda Vaughn - Suwannee 14 & 15 VT Education Session - Session 2 - Dr. Wanda Vaughn - Suwannee 14 & 15 General Session – Panzacola H St Exhibit Hall Open – Poster Presentations – Panzacola F & G Break in Exhibit Hall Panzacola F & G Lunch Buffet in Exhibit Hall (Ticket Required) Panzacola F & G Meeting Registration – Panzacola Awards Luncheon in Exhibit Hall (Ticket Required) Conti. Breakfast Panzacola Foyer General Session - Panzacola H Motor Panel Presentation • Part 1 - 8 am - 10 am • Part 2 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm • Part 3 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Dr. W. C. Maples - Moderator • Panelists: Dr. Tanner Gates, Dr. Geoff Heddle, Patti Andrich, COVT HTS, Inc. – International Membership Committee Meeting Suwannee 13 Speaker Development Committee Meeting Suwannee 12 Exhibit Hall Open – Panzacola F & G Attendee Break In Exhibit Hall • 10 am -10:30 am OVP Jo Associate Practice Op Road to Meeting Registration – Panzacola Past Presidents’ Breakfast Invitation Only General Session – Panzacola H Clinical Pearls and Dr. Gary Etting Dr. Barry Tannen Case Discussions Sports Optometry Contributions of Harold Solan and others 8:00 am - 10:00 am 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Break OEPF Luncheon (Ticket Required) Exhibitor Seminars with Breakfast NuSquared • Suwannee 17 Exhibit Hall – (Last Chance Exhibits) Lunch on Own 7:00 a 8:00 a 9:00 a 10:00 a 11:00 a 12:00 p 1:00 p 2:00 p 3:00 p monday oCToBER7 TUESDAYOCTOBER8wEDnESDAYOCTOBER9THURSDAYOCTOBER10friDAYOCTOBEr11sATurDAYOCTOBEr12 Registration Breakfast, Lunch, Break Committee Meetings Exhibit Hall Functions General Sessions Hospitality Suite Oral Research Presenters 8:00 – 9:00 AM 3D Panel Presentation • Part 1 10:00 AM – Noon • Part 2 2:00 – 4:00 PM Dr. Dominick Maino, Moderator Panelists: Mr. Len Scrogan, Dr. Leonard Press, Dr. Shun-Nan Yang
  3. 3. ProgramSchedule•COVD2013AnnualMeeting 4:00 p 5:00 p 6:00 p 7:00 p 8:00 p 9:00 p 10:00 p 11:00 p Meeting Registration – St. John’s eeting Break Hospitality Suite Open zacola Meeting Registration – Panzacola FCOVD-A Oral Interviews – St. John’s Room 22 eeting Break e Meeting Membership Committee Meeting Suwannee 16 Optometric Educators Committee Meeting Suwannee 14 Special Presentation: Robin & Jillian Benoit Panzacola H Exhibit Hall – Opening Reception Panzacola F & G PR Update – Presenter: Toni Bristol – COVD/OEPF Joint Symposium “Acquired Brain Injury” - Presenter: Dr. W.C. Maples & Special Presentation by Dr. Steven Devick • Panzacola H Hospitality Suite Open n 2 - Dr. 4 & 15 VT Education Session - Session 2 - Dr. Wanda Vaughn - Suwannee 14 & 15 Vision Therapists’s Get Together - Lake ToHo & Deck (Ticket Required) State of the Organization Meeting Panzacola H Student/Resident Meeting Suwannee 16 & 17 Student/Doctor Mixer (Ticket Required) Osceola Courtyard & Pool Membership Social in Exhibit Hall • Panzacola F & G Hospitality Suite Open Research Committee Meeting Suwannee 16 Exhibitor Seminars HTS, Inc. – Suwannee 17 • Paragon • Suwanee 18 Committee Meetings Vision Therapist • 5 pm-6 pm • Suwannee 11 Website/Social Media • 5 pm-6 pm • Suwannee 14 State Coordinators • 5 pm-6 pm • Suwannee 20 President's Reception Invitation Only Osceola Courtyard & Pool Committee Meetings OVP Journal • 4 pm-5 pm • Suwannee 14 Associate to Fellow • 4 pm-5 pm • Suwannee 15 Practice Opportunities • 4 pm-5 pm • Suwannee 13 Road to COVT • 4 pm-5 pm • Suwannee 11 Student/Resident • 5 pm-6 pm • Suwannee 16 Hospitality Suite Open others Banquet Reception - 7-7:30pm • Gatlin B Foyer Banquet • 7:30 - Midnight • Gatllin B (Ticket Required) 4:00 p 5:00 p 6:00 p 7:00 p 8:00 p 9:00 p 10:00 p 11: 00 p monday oCToBER7 TUESDAYOCTOBER8wEDnESDAYOCTOBER9THURSDAYOCTOBER10friDAYOCTOBEr11sATurDAYOCTOBEr12 Special Presentations Pre-Meeting Courses Receptions/ Banquet Student/Resident Activities Vision Therapy Courses/Activities y Suite IECB
  4. 4. 2 Meeting Overview General Session Speakers October 10-12, 2013 Oral Research Presentations Poster Presentations • 3D Panel Presentation - Dr. Dominick Maino, Moderating; Panelists: Mr. Len Scrogan, Dr. Leonard Press, Dr. Shun-Nan Yang • Vision Therapist Education presented by Dr. Wanda Vaughn • Motor Panel Presentation, Dr. W.C. Maples Moderating; Panelists: Dr. Tanner Gates, Dr. Geoff Heddle, Patti Andrich, COVT • Clinical Pearls and Case Discussions Dr. Gary Etting on Sports Optometry Dr. Barry Tannen – Research on Reading, Vision, and Learning: The Work of Harold Solan and Others Fellowship COVT Certification Monday thru Wednesday, October 7-9, 2013 • Multiple Choice Examinations for FCOVD and COVT Candidates - Monday, October 7, 2013, 8:30 am - 11:30 am • Oral Interviews for FCOVD and COVT Candidates – Monday thru Wednesday, October 7-9, 2013, as scheduled • Induction Banquet for all candidates, Saturday, October 12, 2013, (Ticket Required) Annual Meeting October 8-12, 2013 • Thirty (30) hours of clinical education including Oral Research Presentations and Poster Presentations Special Presentation Robin Jillian Benoit Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Joint COVD/OEPF Symposium Acquired Brain Injury Presented by: Dr. W.C. Maples Special Presentation by: Dr. Steven Devick Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Exhibit Hall • October 9-12, 2013 • Wednesday, October 9, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm • Thursday, October 10, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, 4 pm - 7 pm Buffet Lunch in Exhibit Hall, 12 Noon - 1:45 pm • Friday, October 11, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm • Saturday, October 12, 8:00 am - Noon • Exhibitor Seminars ~ Friday, October 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ~ Saturday, October 12, 7:00 am - 8:00 am PLEASE NOTE: All information in the COVD 43rd Annual Meeting Preliminary Program is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and is subject to change without prior notice. COVD 43rd Annual Meeting_ _________________________ 2013 Annual Meeting In Orlando, Florida Rosen Single Creek This year’s meeting provides a mix of outstanding education, informative exhibits, enjoyable social and networking opportunities. Highlights of the education offered this year include: PRE-MEETING COURSES October 8-9, 2013 2-day Pre-Meeting Courses/13 hours CE APPLIED CONCEPTS COURSES: Dr. David Cook - Strabismus Amblyopia Dr. Celia Hinrichs – Special Populations Dr. W.C. Maples Dr. Robin Price – Basic Principles Procedures of Vision Therapy Dr. Robert Sanet – Visual Information Acquisition Jennifer Mullen, COVT Tom Headlline, COVT – Vision Therapy 101 for Vision Therapists 1-day Pre-Meeting Course/6.5 hours CE Practice Management Dr. Wanda Vaughn COVD’s 43rd 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!
  5. 5. 3 Don’t Miss Your Chance to Attend a Pre-Meeting Course! 2-day Pre-Meeting Courses were designed to provide the core of knowledge in behavioral/developmental/functional vision and vision therapy and its application. These courses are invaluable for those getting started in this field, but established practitioners also takethecoursestoenhancetheirunderstandingandtheirpatientcare. The courses were developed by teams of COVD Fellows and COVTs to assure the core knowledge in each area is presented and that it is done without philosophical prejudice. While the courses are not required to complete the certification process, attendees have found them to be useful, enjoyable, and an interactive learning experience. Additional information on 2-day Pre-Meeting courses follow on this page, and pages 4 thru 7. 1-Day Pre-Meeting Course: Practice Management Workshop Procedures and protocols will be provided on how a practice can provide visual therapy with success. See page 7 for additional information. 2-Day Pre-Meeting Courses The 2-day, October 8 9, 2013, or 1-day Pre-Meeting October 9, 2013 Courses have a separate registration fee from the Annual Meeting program. Registrants must select, in advance, the course they wish to attend for either Tuesday/Wednesday 2-day course or the Practice Management 1-day course. Register early to make sure your space is reserved. Limited seating. Only 40 attendees per course. Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy Tuesday Wednesday, October 8 9, 2013 COURSE: Visual Information Acquisition COPE Approval Pending Robert B. Sanet, OD, FCOVD Course Description: Dr. Sanet is foremost a clinician and this course will be clinically based. The course will cover efficient evaluation procedures to diagnose specific problems in visual information acquisition, educate the patient and/or parent how these relate to symptoms and performance, and demonstrate efficacious therapy techniques and how they may be best sequenced to benefit the patient. The course will also provide tips on time saving report writing and good communication with parents, educators and other professionals. The course examines VT orientation, how to get patients engaged in the therapy process, how to increase patient compliance, completion of visits prescribed and ways to determine the overall success of aVT program. Learning is optimized through an interactive approach and having fun with hands-on demonstrations of effective therapy procedures which also give feedback to patients and parents. If you have not previously taken an Applied Concepts course, we suggest that you start your sequence with Visual Information Acquisition. Learning Objectives: Course participants will feel more secure and confident in the following areas: 1. Evaluation of patients with learning related vision problems 2. Optometric Vision Therapy procedures for patients with learning related vision problems 3. Organizing time and staff to provide these specialized services Dr. Robert B. Sanet graduated with honors from the Southern California College of Optometry. He has served as President of the College of Optome­trists in Vision Develop­ment, Chair of the AOA Sports Vision Section, Board Director for the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Associa­tion, International Clinical Director of the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program and adjunct associate professor at the Southern California College of Optometry. He has worked with amateur and professional athletes including the USA Men’s and Women’s Olympic Volleyball teams, San Diego Chargers, San Diego Padres, and LPGA Golf Professionals. Dr. Sanet is a sought after lecturer who has presented more than 1,500 hours of continuing education in the USA and 4,000 hours internationally. His numerous awards include the San Diego County Optometrist of the Year, G.N. Getman Award for Excellence in Children’s Vision Care, COVD President’s Award, Ralph Barstow International Award. In 1999 Dr. Sanet was named as a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice. 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.
  6. 6. 4 Course:BasicPrinciplesProceduresofVisionTherapy: Integration of doctor and staff for V.T. Delivery COPE Approval Pending Willis C. Maples, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, FACBO Robin Price, OD, FCOVD Course Description: This will be a hands-on, two day course that will cover the essential techniques needed for a doctor and his/her staff to introduce vision therapy into a primary care office. Learning Objectives: At the completion of this course participants will: • Be able to identify and diagnose a wide range of vision problems that require VT • Be able to program and dispense VT to patients • Be able to identify various visual skills needs that require therapy • Be able to modify procedures for maximum effectiveness • Be able to monitor success and commicate this to the patient Dr. Willis C. Maples earned his B.S. (Geography Chemistry) in 1964 from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry (1968). Dr. Maples practiced in south Mississippi for 12 years, specializing in children’s vision and vision therapy. In 1979 Dr. Maples earned a M.S. degree in Community Health Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and is a Board Certified Fellow in developmental vision and vision therapy by both the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD) and the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (FACBO). Dr. Maples has been active for 40 years in the American Optometric Association and has served on numerous AOA committees at the national level. He has also been active in the Optometric Extension Program Foundation for 40 years. Dr. Maples has served in all the offices of the College of Optome­­­ trists in Vision Development and has served as Chair of the InternationalExaminationandCertificationBoard.Hewasawarded by COVD the A. M. Skeffington Award for his contributions to the behavioral literature in 2000. He was awarded the G. N. Getman Award in 2006 for excellence in developmental vision and inter- professional relations. Dr. Maples also holds the title Professor Emeritus from Northeastern State University-Oklahoma College of Optometry (NSU-OCO) in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He retired from NSU-OCO in 2006. At NSU, he taught for 25 years and was chief of the vision therapy clinic for 17 of those years. Dr. Maples recently retired in 2011 after being a Professor of Optometry at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee where he was a staff doctor, taught two seminar courses and was active in clinical research. He has written more than 70 articles and is actively pursuing research in the areas of visual epidemiology, refractive errors, oculomotor dysfunction, strabismus, learning disabilities and brain injury. He has lectured extensively in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Central America, South America, Asia, and Europe. Dr. Robin Price is the founder and director of Child Family EyeCare Center in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He received his Doctorate of Optometry from the Oklahoma College of Optometry in 2004, and then spent 2 years under the tutelage of Dr. Patrick Pirotte in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Price then opened a new vision therapy practice in Utah, and became the first FCOVD in the state. Dr. Price received his fellowship from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development in 2007, and continues learning every day through continuing education, patient care experience, and help from colleagues. Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy _________________Tuesday Wednesday, October 8 9, 2013 Don’t Forget – COVD Has Online Services!!!!! Go Online To: • Update your member profile • Make dues payments • Purchase materials, bookmarks, plaques, and raffle tickets AND Register for the 2013 COVD Annual Meeting! www.covd.org
  7. 7. 5 Course: Strabismus Amblyopia COPE Approval Pending David Cook, OD, FCOVD Course Description: Optometric Evaluation and Treatment of Strabismus and Amblyopia Dr. David Cook is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Optometry’s section on Binocular Vision and Perception and a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He has served on both the college’s Interantional Exam Board and on the exam committee of the National Board of Examiner’s in Optometry. He is the author of When Your Child Struggles: The Myths of 20/20 Vision. He is a nationally known speaker on vision therapy, and his articles have appeared in the major journals of the profession. For over thirty years, he has limited his practice to vision therapy. Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy _________________Tuesday Wednesday, October 8 9, 2013 App! NEW!!!! Be sure to download the COVD 43rd Annual Meeting App to your smart phone or tablet. Search your App Store for “COVD” or “COVD 2013”, and download it today for FREE!
  8. 8. 6 Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy Tuesday Wednesday, October 8 9, 2013 COURSE: Special Populations COPE Approval Pending Celia Hindrichs, OD, FCOVD Course Description: Using a developmental approach this course will give the behavioral/ developmental optometrist the opportunity to learn the appropriate history gathering, assessment and treatment of children and adults with multiple issues. By using a developmental approach the behavioral/developmental optometrist is able to adapt many of the forms, techniques and treatment approaches that may be familiar to him/her. Through the use of photos, videos of patient assessment and treatment the practitioner will see the joys and success in working with this population. Many will see that a greater knowledge of these approaches will inform and improve every day practice. Review of necessary equipment, adapted forms and treatment approaches will be covered such that the doctor will be ready to approach this population with the expertise required. Learning Objectives: 1) Appropriate front desk assessment to gather information effect­ ively; 2) Effective history gathering for complex children with multiple issues; 3) Appropriate behavioral and affect for working in this population including Applied Behavioral Analysis and DIR/Floortime; 4) Observation skills for behavioral assessment; 5) Examination techniques which allow you to gather the necessary information to make informed decisions for treatment. All aspects of the standard examination are explored; 6) Testing of visual information processing in this population; 7) Review of major disabilities seen in children with multiple issues population with medical and ocular findings- including autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, Fragile X Syndrome, mitochondrial dysfunction, seizure disorder, cortical visual impairment and significant learning difficulties. Included will be cases studies of patients with severe behavioral difficulties; and 8) Treatment choices and how to modify for this population. Dr. Celia Hindrichs has been working with children with multiple issues for over 33 years. She has had the oppor­tunity to teach at New England College of Optometry in the specialty clinic and in the classroom, run a private practice with multiple issues as the specialty, and examine and teach at the Perkins Low Vision Clinic. Dr. Hinrichs is the staff optometrist for New England Center for Children, a school geared to children with significant behavioral difficulties and autism. For the past seventeen years she has had her own practice where she is doing optometric vision therapy every day. Throughout her career Dr. Hinrichs has lectured, taught and written on the needs of special populations. She continues to work on approaches to allow this population to use their visual skills more effectively in daily living skills and education. Dr. Hinrichs will present an approach to the evaluation, management and use of specific techniques she has adapted to work more effectively when dealing with children with mitochondrial disorders, cerebral visual impairment, Autism, Pervasive Developmental disorder, Asperger, Cerebral Palsy, Seizure disorders, premature births and Down Syndrome. She will review appropriate goal adaptations needed for prescribing, lens treatment, prism therapy and optometric vision therapy for this population. Vision Therapy 101 Tuesday Wednesday, October 8 9, 2013 Tom Headline, COVT Jennifer Mullen, COVT, CPOA Course Description: This course is designed for the entry-level vision therapist to acquaint them with an understanding of the visual process and the tools implemented by vision therapists under the direction of their optometrist to address a variety of visual issues. In addition, participants will learn specific vision therapy procedures to train individual visual skills as well as how to modify these procedures to the appropriate demand level for their given patient. Participants should arrive with a basic understanding of optometric terminology as related to refractive errors and anatomical structures of the eyes. Learning Objectives: Our goal is that by the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of the visual system and how to work with it. In addition, you will develop proficiency to work with the tools of vision therapy and learn how to develop and modify vision therapy procedures to accommodate your patient’s level of ability. Mr. Tom Headline worked his way through college as a vision therapist and graduated from San Jose State University with Great Distinction with a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance and two minors, one in Spanish and one in Humanities. After his graduation, Tom realized he wanted to continue to make a positive impact on people’s lives, so he continued his work as a vision therapist and currently works in two offices in the San Francisco Bay Area – Optometric Center for Family Vision Care Vision Therapy in San Carlos, California with Drs. Carole Hong, O.D. FCOVD, Macson Lee, O.D. as well as with Dr. Ben Popilsky in Aptos, California. In 2003, Tom co-authored a training manual for vision therapists entitled, The Vision Therapist’s Toolkit. He also started his own vision therapy products company, Headline Vision Enterprises, Inc. In 2006, Tom was awarded the Certified Optometric Vision Therapist of the Year by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and in 2009, he received the Lora McGraw Award from the California Regional Vision Therapists’ Forum. Tom performs educational seminars both locally and internationally about the prevalence of vision problems and their impact upon people’s daily lives. He resides in San Jose and enjoys gardening, hiking, photography and cooking. (VT 101 continues)
  9. 9. 7 Vision Therapy 101, continued Tuesday Wednesday, October 8 9, 2013 Ms. Jennifer Mullen began her career in vision therapy at EyeCare Professionals, P.C. in Hamilton, NJ in 1993. As a young woman somewhat lacking in direction, being hired by Dr. Barry Tannen and Dr. Nick Despotidis proved to be quite seren- dipitous. With their excellent guidance, she grew to have a passion for vision therapy and the powerful changes it makes in peo- ple’s lives. The drive to better serve her pa- tients drove her to obtain her COVT certification in 1996. For nearly 20 years she has worked with a myriad of patients including children with learning disabilities, children with developmental delays and ASD, and patients with TBI. All these patients have woven a tapestry of experience, which has caused her passion for vision therapy to spill over into a passion for getting others to love it as much as she does! Thus she takes an active role in training new therapists, works side by side with VT residents, and mentors new COVT candidates. It is her hope to “spread the VT bug”, so more lives can be changed through vision therapy. Practice Management Workshop Wednesday, October 9, 2013 COURSE: A Doctor’s Perspective on How to Develop A Successful Vision Therapy Practice Wanda L. Vaughn, OD, FCOVD Course Description: A doctor’s perspective. How an optometry practice was developed in Fort Smith Arkansas that provide’s visual rehabilitation. From how it was started to where it is today. Procedures and protocols will be provided on how this practice provides visual therapy with success. Learning Objectives: The doctor and therapist will be provided a perspective of how one doctor is successful in providing visual therapy in her community. An outline of opening a practice and the tools used in developing a successful developmental optometry practice. Dr. Wanda Vaughn earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1996 from the University of Central Arkansas. She then earned her Master of Science Degree from the University of Central Arkansas n 1998 and earned her Doctor of Optometry Degree from Northwestern State University College of Optometry in 2004. Dr. Vaughn graduated from optometry school and opened a private practice in 2005, Arkansas Vision Development Center, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Along with providing general optometry care, Dr. Vaughn specializes in children’s vision and visual rehabilitation. Her practice currently provides over 100 hours of therapy each week and continues to grow in its service. Dr. Vaughn is a Board Certified Fellow in Vision Development (FCOVD). She is a member of the American Optometric Association and Arkansas Optometric Association. Dr. Vaughn is currently Chair of the Arkansas Optometric Intra-Professional Committee and Chair of the Arkansas Optometric InfantSEE® Committee. She also serves as a committee member on many other boards within the state of Arkansas. She is active in her state in educating others about the importance of the visual system and its role in learning. Dr. Vaughn spends time providing workshops and in-services to schools and other professions to assist in patient care. Dr. Vaughn is married and has three sons. Outside of her passion for developmental optometry, her life is devoted to her family. STUDENTS RESIDENTS Join in the fun, excitement, camaraderie, and educational opportunity at the COVD 43rd Annual Meeting Discounted Student Room Rate ($90.50 + room tax), up to four students to a room. Contact the COVD International Office for more details, call 888-268-3770. Student Membership Meeting Thursday, October 10, 2013 • 6:30 – 8:00 pm* Student Mixer –Ticket Required Thursday, October 10, 2013 • 8:00 -10:00 pm* Students Tickets Free • Generously Sponsored by HOYA Vision Care • Doctor Guest Tickets - $50. See meeting registration to order tickets. Advanced registration only! Attend the Practice OpportunitIES Meeting Friday, October 11, 2013 • 3:00 – 4:00 pm* STUDENT/RESIDENT Meeting Friday, October 11, 2013 - 4:00 - 5:00 pm* visit the exhibit hall See our exhibitors, the residency table manned by current residents, and the posters. *All times subject to change. Check online for the most up-to-date schedule. See page 13 or visit www.covd.org for more information on applying for a $300 Travel Grant.
  10. 10. 8 COVD PR Update Optometric Vision Therapy: Our Global Campaign Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Toni Bristol We continue to get the word out about optometric vision therapy on a global level. 2013 marks the first year that we have Public Service Announcements airing on television throughout the U.S. Public Services Announcements, Press releases, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, etc. COVD is getting the word out about optometric vision therapy. Find out what we are doing and how you can use these materials to promote vision therapy in your area. Toni Bristol, our Public Relations Consultant, will be presenting the “year in review.” What has happened since the last annual meeting? Start the Annual Meeting off right and get the full briefing on our International PR campaign. Ms. Toni Bristol is a practice management consultant who specializes in optometric practices that provide vision therapy services. She began consulting health care practices in 1984. In 1988, she learned of the widespread need for vision therapy and decided to limit her consulting practice to helping optometrists who include vision therapy as one of their services. With a background in communication, marketing, public relations and management, Ms. Bristol has consulted over 500 optometrists in the US, Canada and Australia. Over the past 16 years, she has regularly contributed her expertise internationally, publishing practice management articles in VISIONS, COVD’s newsletter, and in COVD’s quarterly journal, Optometry Vision Development, and most recently in VP Today. Ms. Bristol is in charge of COVD’s National Public Relations campaign and for the past nine years, she has served on the COVD President’s Advisory Council. COVD-OEPF Joint Symposium Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Eye Protect Brain Project W.C. Maples, OD, FCOVD Special Presentation by: Dr. Steven Devick The first hour of this special 1½ hour evening presentation will feature Dr. W.C. Maples, the originator of the Eye Protect Brain concept; he will be delivering a one hour review lecture on Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and particularly among the young athlete. He will help the attendee develop a higher sensitivity to ABI and have a better understanding of the diagnosis of ABI. Dr. Maples will also review therapeutic strategies including ergonomics, lens systems and vision therapy to help the young concussed patient. Finally he will discuss the importance of integrating patient care with specialty areas in physiatry, neurology, physical and occupational therapy. The evening will conclude with Dr. Steve Devick unveiling the collaborative presentation entitled “Eye Protect Brain”. This project was developed by COVD with the support of SECO because of Optometric awareness regarding the reliability of the King-Devick Test (K-D Test) in identifying individuals who have suffered a concussion. The project is charged with the mission to educate school personnel and train those within schools to run the K-D Test thereby improving identification of concussions in athletes. The way to achieve this goal is by spreading the word and familiarizing Optometrists with this program so they can take the message and tools provided to their local schools and communities. This same presentation will be given again at the SECO 2014 Meeting. We are happy that Steve is here with us tonight to share his personal involvement and update us on the past and current research happening with the K-D test. Special Presentation Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • 4:00 - 5:00 pm DearJillian:VisionTherapyChangedMyLife,Too! Robin Jillian Benoit They will pick up where Jillian’s Story left off by highlighting other lives changed by vision therapy as shared in their second book. Robin and Jillian look forward to introducing a few patients whose stories you will not want to miss. Please join them for a grand celebration of vision therapy successes and pick up your copy of their new book hot of the press.
  11. 11. 9 coming from educational settings that will soon be referred to you for clinical management of S3D factors. Mr. Len Scrogan A former teacher, principal, and technology director for the Boulder Valley Schools, Len was named Outstanding Technology Administrator in the state of Colorado in 2009. Len is currently a Digital Learning Architect and author of Digital Shapeshifter (http://bit.ly/Scrogan), a book on creative visual teaching and learning. His work concentrates on innovative projects in the area of 3D, visual teaching and learning, blended learning, and technology leadership. Len is an adjunct professor for the University of Colorado-Denver and Lesley University. He is also a blogger, TEDx speaker, and recognized ed-tech author and speaker. He is a co-author of the American Optometric Association’s seminal report on 3D in the classroom, See Well, Learn Well. Len serves as the online community manager for LinkedIn’s Stereo 3D Media and Technology online community of 8,000 members. Clinical Implications of Simulated 3D Leonard J. Press, OD, FCOVD, FAAO Course Description: Stereoscopic3D(S3D)technologyreliesonmanipulatingtheviewer’s binocular perception to enhance the effects of spatial projection. However, content producers have not yet accounted for human factors that will influence how well the user is able to sustain S3D in this simulated binocular environment. This presentation will review some of the key clinical factors involved, including accommodative- vergence interactions, asymmetric vergence, stereoscopic delay, depth mapping, and visual stress. Dr. Leonard Press completed a Residency in Pediatric Optometry at the Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and subsequently served as Chief of its Pediatric Unit. He was recruited to be Chief of Vision Therapy Services at the State University of New York’s College of Optometry, where he served for 15 years before entering practice full time as Optometric Director of the Vision and Learning Center in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Dr. Press is a Diplomate in Binocular Vision and Perception of the American Academy of Optometry and a Board Certified Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He is a former President of COVD and currently serves on its Exam Board. Dr. Press has served as President of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians and has twice been honored with their Scientific Achievement of the Year Award. A consultant on Visual Disabilities to the National Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Press has co-authored the AOA’s Practice Guideline on Learning-Related Vision Problems, as well as the Guideline on Amblyopia. Dr. Press is author of three widely acclaimed textbooks and over 100 articles. Annual Meeting Education Thursday, October 10, 2013 Oral Research Presentations Moderated by Gary Williams, OD, FCOVD Poster Presentations Individual presentations at posters. Course: 3D Panel Simulated 3D Vision: Research, Education and in Your Office Moderated by Dominick Maino, OD, FCOVD Panelists: Len Scrogan; Leonard Press, OD, FCOVD; Shun-Nan Yang, PhD Dr. Dominick Maino is a Professor at the Illinois College of Optometry, Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics Centro Boston Optometria (Madrid, Spain) and is in private practice in Chicago, Il (Lyons Family Eye Care). He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and holds active membership in the American Illinois Optometric Associations, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and the Artists of Casa Italia. He is the immediate past editor of Optometry Vision Development and the founding co- editor of Optometry Visual Performance. Dominick has authored approximately 200 books, chapters, and articles and has given more than 100 presentations worldwide. He has been active in COVD as a student, resident, faculty member and private practitioner by serving on or chairing several committees over the years. He currently serves on the Easter Seal Society of Metropolitan Chicago Medical Advisory Board. COVD has recognized Dominick’s accomplishments by awarding him the A. M. Skeffington Award and the President’s Award for Professional Excellence and Dedicated Service to His Profession. He has also been given the Leonardo Da Vinci Award for Excellence in Medicine and is a Distinguished Practitioner (National Academies of Practice). He is an active user of social media to spread the word about optometric vision therapy and his blog (MainosMemos) has been recognized as one of the top medical blogs in the country. His hobbies include photography and music. Experiences with Simulated 3D in Classrooms Len Scrogan, BA, MA, University of Colorado-Denver Course Description: We’ve all heard about 3D movies like Avatar and 3D television in sports, but stereoscopic 3D has also been making its way into classrooms world-wide. So, what happens when 3D meets up with live learners in schools and universities? This presentation will review some of the key findings and trends coming out of international “3D in education” pilot projects. We will also explore the opportunities
  12. 12. 10 PLEASE NOTE: Choose one of the two sessions only to attend. The course is being repeated to accommodate attendance. Course: The Role of a Vision Therapist in Practice Management Wanda L. Vaughn, OD, FCOVD Course Description: What is a therapist role in assisting with developing a successful vision therapy practice? How vision therapists can better assist with developing a successful practice by learning more about practice management. Learning Objectives: Participants will be provided the opportunity to better understand their role of assisting the doctor with managing patient organization in vision therapy. This will include things such as scheduling, communication with parents, increasing home support compliance, and increasing success rate. Therapist will have a better understanding of managing and providing better vision therapy. Dr. Wanda Vaughn earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1996 from the University of Central Arkansas. She then earned her Master of Science Degree from the University of Central Arkansas n 1998 and earned her Doctor of Optometry Degree form Northwestern State University College of Optometry in 2004. Dr. Vaughn graduated from optometry school and opened a private practice in 2005, Arkansas Vision Development Center, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Along with providing general optometry care, Dr. Vaughn specializes in children’s vision and visual rehabilitation. Her practice currently provides over 100 hours of therapy each week and continues to grow in its service. Dr. Vaughn is a Board Certified Fellow in Vision Development (FCOVD). She is a member of the American Optometric Association and Arkansas Optometric Association. Dr. Vaughn is currently Chair of the Arkansas Optometric Intra-Professional Committee and Chair of the Arkansas Optometric InfantSEE® Committee. She also serves as a committee member on many other boards within the state of Arkansas. She is active in her state in educating others about the importance of the visual system and its role in learning. Dr. Vaughn spends time providing workshops and in-services to schools and other professions to assist in patient care. Dr. Vaughn is married and has three sons. Outside of her passion for developmental optometry, her life is devoted to her family. Vision Therapists Education Thursday, October 10, 2013 SESSION 1 • 8 am – Noon SESSION 2 • 1:45 - 5:45 pm Annual Meeting Education (continued) Thursday, October 10, 2013 Implications of Stereoscopic 3D Viewing on Ocular Health and Benefits: Recent Development Shun-Nan Yang, PhD Course Description: The overriding concern about stereoscopic 3D viewing is its impact on viewer’s ocular health relative to its benefits to viewing experiences. Less known is its usage on the diagnosis of binocular disorders. In this lecture Dr. Yang will review recent findings about the causal relationship between aspects of S3D content and significant viewing symptoms, and the underlying causative mechanisms. He will also review observed perceptual/cognitive benefits and clinical usage in S3D viewing. Recent advances in S3D technology and their potential impact on ocular health will also be discussed. Dr. Shun-Nan Yang received his Doctorate of Philosophy in cognitive neurophysiology and human-computer interaction from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign in 2002. Between 2002 and 2004, He was a research scientist at the Brain Science Institute of RIKEN, Japan’s largest and most comprehensive research organization for basic and applied science. His work at RIKEN mainly focused on the behavioral and computational modeling of visual perception and ocular control. Between 2004 and 2007, he was a research fellow at the Smith-Kettelwell Eye Research Institute. At Smith-Kettlewell, Dr. Yang investigated ocular decision making based on single-unit recording of primate cortical activities. Since 2007, Dr. Yang has been an assistant professor and currently is the Director of Research at Vision Performance Institute at Pacific University College of Optometry. His research focuses mainly on the vergence response to near work and stereoscopic 3D viewing.
  13. 13. 11 Course: Motor Panel Presentation Moderated by W.C. Maples, OD, FCOVD Panelists: Tanner Gates, OD, Geoff Heddle, OD, Patti Andrich, COVT Dr. Willis C. Maples earned his B.S. (Geography Chemistry) in 1964 from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry (1968). Dr. Maples practiced in south Mississippi for 12 years, specializing in children’s vision and vision therapy. In 1979 Dr. Maples earned a M.S. degree in Community Health Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and is a Board Certified Fellow in developmental vision and vision therapy by both the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD) and the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (FACBO). Dr. Maples has been active for 40 years in the American Optometric Association and has served on numerous AOA committees at the national level. He has also been active in the Optometric Extension Program Foundation for 40 years. Dr. Maples has served in all the offices of the College of Optome­­­ trists in Vision Development and has served as Chair of the InternationalExaminationandCertificationBoard.Hewasawarded by COVD the A. M. Skeffington Award for his contributions to the behavioral literature in 2000. He was awarded the G. N. Getman Award in 2006 for excellence in developmental vision and inter- professional relations. Dr. Maples also holds the title Professor Emeritus from Northeastern State University-Oklahoma College of Optometry (NSU-OCO) in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He retired from NSU-OCO in 2006. At NSU, he taught for 25 years and was chief of the vision therapy clinic for 17 of those years. Dr. Maples recently retired in 2011 after being a Professor of Optometry at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee where he was a staff doctor, taught two seminar courses and was active in clinical research. Motor and Visual Spatial Applications in Vision Therapy Tanner Gates, OD Course Description: Review different theories of visuomotor development; discuss neurological pathways involved and integration with other sensory systems; and discuss vision therapy procedures to build skills in visuospatial and motor processing. Learning Objectives: Understand motor and visual spatial processing and how/why it’s important in vision therapy Dr. Tanner Gates graduated from Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in 2010 and then completed a private practice residency in Vision Therapy/Rehabilitative Optometry through Southern College of Optometry. He is currently in the process of opening a vision therapy practice in Omaha, NE and is the Vision Program Director at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, NE. He is an active member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. Assessing Vision Through Action Geoff Heddle, OD Vision and posture connected. This course will describe how you can observe your patient’s posture and movements to gain a greater understanding of your patients visual status, capabilities, and struggles. Discussion will also cover different adjustments one can make, with your patients, during therapy, to help improve function. Attendeeswillbeabletogainagreaterappreciationoftheconnections between eyes and body. This understanding will help the practitioner with diagnosing, prescribing, and therapeutic enhancement for their patients. Dr. Geoff Heddle is a 1998 graduate of the Indiana University School of Optometry. He earned Bachelor of Science Degrees from Indiana University, in 1996, and University of Waterloo in 1994. He resides in St. Joseph, Michigan, and is in Private Practice doing Vision Therapy in Osceola, Indiana. Dr. Heddle was exposed to ‘alternative’ care like Naturopathy, and Chiropractic at an early age. He has also competed in athletics his whole life. His Optometric approach is to try and understand the patient’s visual system in reference to how their body/ health may be contributing, or interfering. Annual Meeting Education________________________________SESSION 1 • 8 am – Noon Friday, October 11, 2013
  14. 14. 12 Clinical Pearls and Case Reports (TBD) Sports Vision from a Behavioral Point of View Gary L. Etting, OD, FCOVD Course Description: Not available at time of publication. Learning Objectives: Not available at time of publication Gary L. Etting, OD, FCOVD Dr. Gary Etting, a Board Certified Developmental Optometrist specializing in vision based reading and learning problems, strabismus and amblyopia, stereo blindness, visual processing problems, visual motor and visual spatial difficulties, traumatic head injury, sports vision enhancement, vision problems of the highly gifted and autistic spectrum disorders, brings almost 4 decades of clinical experience with children and adults. He has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on these topics to other colleagues, educators, occupational therapists, coaches, and educational specialists Dr. Etting received his B.A. in Psychology from U.C.L.A. in 1968 and his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry Degrees from the Sourthern California College of Optometry in 1973. He has been awarded the G.N. Getman Award, Developmental optometry’s highest honor for his clinical expertise. Dr. Etting has served as Director, Secretary-Treasurer and President of the College of Optometrists In Vision Development. Recently, he was inducted into the National Academies of Practice(one of only 125 optometrist-members in the United States). He has served as a member and Chairman of the Certifying Exam Board of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, been a member and Chairman of the San Jose Vision Therapy Seminar, member and President of the San Fernando Valley Optometric Society, and is currently Immediate Past Chairman of the American Optometric Assn Sports Vision Council. His office is currently an externship site for 3 optometry schools and he has served as adjunct professor to 4 others in the past. Dr. Etting has been featured in numerous magazine articles including Time, Equus, Plane and Pilot, Cycle and Sports America. Ten years ago his office was the focus of a CNN segment on visual problems that masquerade as ADD and ADHD. He has published several articles on Success Rates in the Treatment of Strabismus as well. He maintains private practice in Encino and West Los Angeles, California. Annual Meeting Education Saturday, October 12, 2013 Neuro-Motor Maturity and the Emergence of Vision: A Look at Primitive Reflexes and Their Role in Visual Sensory Motor Development Patti Andrich, MA, OTR/L, COVT, INPP Course Description: This course links the sequence of primitive reflex integration with the sequence of vision skill development. A rationale to understanding the importance of this neurological relationship will be presented along with theories of how to integrate reflexes. The history of reflex integration will be outlined while highlighting several popular programs and theories commonly used around the world. Case examples demonstrating how reflex integration can be used as a motor tool to facilitate the development of visual skills will be presented. Learning Objectives: Attendees will gain information on how to use primitive reflex integration motor activities as a powerful tool to facilitate the development of oculomotor control, binocular functioning, visual perception and vestibular functioning. Ms. Patti Andrich is an occupational therapist known for her success in treating individuals with difficulties in visual-motor, visual-perceptual, auditory perception and vestibular functioning. Patti received her Master degree from The Ohio State University College of Education and her occupational therapy degree from the Cleveland State University Department of Health Sciences. Additionally, Patti holds certification in auditory processing using The Listening Program with Bone Conduction from Advanced Brain Technologies and is certified and licensed through INPP in primitive reflex integration techniques; having studied in the UK under the direction of Sally Goddard at the Institute of Neurological Physiological Psychology (INPP). Patti is a certified vision therapist, member of The Optometric Extension Program as well as the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the recipient of several honors and awards and has been a guest speaker for local, state, national and international conferences. Annual Meeting Education SESSION 1 • 8 am – Noon | CONTINUED Friday, October 11, 2013
  15. 15. 13 Wold Safe Fund 2013 COVD Annual Meeting Student and Resident Travel Grants The College of Optometrists in Vision Development Annual Meeting Travel Grant is offered to encourage and support optometry student and resident participation at the meeting. The grants are provided through the Wold SAFE Fund. COVD members donate to this fund to support student attendance at the meeting. The number and amount of the grants given are based on monies available in the fund each year. This year the grants have been increased to $300 each. While we don’t yet know the total number of grants available this year, we are able to fund at least 23 grants. To be eligible to receive a grant, an optometry student or resident must: • Be a COVD member (if not already a member, join for free) • Be enrolled in an optometry degree (OD) program at a school or college of optometry. • Submit an application and current copy of your CV. Be sure to include any posters or papers you are presenting at the 2013 Annual Meeting. • After your application is received, you will be given the title of an article to summarize. Grant recipients will be selected based on a review of their CV and article summary. The 2013 COVD Annual Meeting is October 8-12, in Orlando, Florida. Deadline for submission of applications is 11:59 pm on July 22, 2013. You will be given the title of an article to summarize on or before July 26, 2013. The article summary and submission of your CV is due 11:59 pm on August 22, 2013. Decisions will be made on or before August 30, 2013. Applications are available on the COVD website or by emailing info@covd.org. Annual Meeting Education Saturday, October 12, 2013, continued Course: Research on Reading, Vision, and Learning; The Work of Harold Solan and Others Barry Tannen, OD, FCOVD Course Description: In a professional career which spanned over 60 years, Harold Solan, OD, MA was an innovator, clinician, researcher, educator, and a tireless advocate for the critical roles of developmental optometry and vision therapy in improving reading and learning in children. This is not a memorial lecture; much of Harold’s work is as timely now as when it was first reported. In this lecture, we will discuss some of the major themes of Harold’s research, reviewing critical publication of both his and peers. This will be woven into a summary of the major contributions of his research both in terms of information gained and questions suggested by his work that will need to be answered by others. Learning Objectives: Attendees will: 1) Have an understanding of the breadth and depth of Dr. Solan’s research contributions; 2) Understand the major themes of research in the various time frames of Dr. Solan’s career; 3)Understand the importance of psychometric testing and normative values in optometric and visual perceptual testing; 4) Understand Dr. Solan’s approach to the optometric management of reading disability; 5) Understand the dual systems of visual processing and their impact on reading disability; 6) Understand how vision and attention therapy can improve visual processing and reading. Dr. Barry Tannen received his bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He has written and co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed optometric publications, including the 1995 book “Eye Movement Basics for the Clinician”. Dr. Tannen is a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the American Academy of Optometry. In 2002, he was the recipient of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physician’s Scientific Achievement Award. Dr. Tannen lectures nationally and internationally on learning related vision disorders, strabismus, amblyopia, and vision therapy. Dr. Tannen is currently in private optometric practice in Hamilton Square, NJ, at EyeCare Professionals, P.C. with Drs. Nicholas Despotidis and Ivan Lee. Dr. Tannen also maintains an appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor of Optometry at the State University of New York College of Optometry, and an adjunct faculty position at the Southern College of Optometry where he is the Residency Director for the Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation Private Practice Residency at EyeCare Professionals, PC.
  16. 16. 14 Vision Therapists Join in the fun, excitement, camaraderie, and educational opportunities at the COVD 43rd Annual Meeting • Vision Therapist Hospitality Suite – Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 7:00 – 8:00 pm • Vision Therapist Education – Thursday, October 10, 2013 If you plan to attend, please select only one of the two sessions. Both sessions have the same material presented. NOTE: Seating is limited to 100 each day. Session 1: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Session 2: 1:45 – 5:45 pm Presented by: Wanda Vaughn, OD, FCOVD • Membership Social – Thursday, October 10, 2013 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM • Vision Therapist Get-Together (ticket required) Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 8:00 - 10:00 pm Come join us in fun, activities, evening hors d’oeuvres, camaraderie. (See registration for ticket price purchase) • Road to COVT – Friday, October 11, 2013, 4:00 – 5:00 pm • Vision Therapist Committee Meetings – Friday, October 11, 2013, 5:00 - 6:00 pm • Exhibits Open – see page 15 for times. Make the most out of your experience as a Vision Therapist at the meeting – join all the special activities planned!
  17. 17. 15 Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall Hours Wednesday, October 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm – 7 pm Thursday, October 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 am – 2 pm (Membership Social) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 pm – 7 pm Friday, October 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 am – 2:00 pm Saturday, October 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am – Noon Exhibitor Seminars Friday, October 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 pm – 5 pm Saturday, October 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am – Noon COVD wishes to thank the following for their continued sponsorship of special events during the annual meeting: Good-Lite* Hospitality Suite Miraflex* Meeting Badges Holders HOYA* Meeting Bags; Student Mixer *Don’t forget to visit their booths during Exhibit hours and thank them. Fellow and Certified Optometric Vision Therapist Candidate Information The Fellowship and Certified Optometric Vision Therapist multiple choice examination will be administered by the COVD International Examination and Certification Board on Monday, October 7, 2013. Oral interviews will begin Monday, October 7 and continue through Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Candidates will receive specific notification of time and location of their interview from the COVD International Examination and Certification Board. Formal induction for those successfully completing the process is Saturday, October 12, 2013. PLEASE NOTE: All information in the COVD 43rd Annual Meeting Preliminary Program is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and is subject to change without prior notice.
  18. 18. 16 Exhibit Hall Preview AIT – Presenting the WAM-5500 Binocular Open-Field Vie AutoRefractor Keratometer. Ability to measure various targets at a variety of speeds and distances is all new. See for yourself the advance WAM-5500. Bernell Corporation – Bernell Corporation provides VT products worldwide. We appreciate the loyalty of our customers. We use our profits to provide new VT products from the ideas and designs of the many behavioral doctors who have approached us with their collaborations. Thank you! Cerium Visual Technologies – Cerium Visual Technologies deliver a revolutionary system to assist visual stress in conditions including dyslexia, photosensitive migraine and photosensitive epilepsy. College of Syntonic Optometry (CSO) – A nonprofit organization dedicated to research in photoretinology, the therapeutic application of light to the visual system. Crystal Practice Management - Is your office in need of new practice management software? If so, then consider Crystal Practice Management. Our products are designed to enable optometric offices to do more, accomplish more, and earn more in less time. Crystal PM is the total software package that enables optometric offices to easily perform all essential practice management functions. Experience the easiest-to-use and most intuitive program available. Expansion Consultants, Inc. – Specializing in Vision Therapy practice management and marketing since 1988. Fully customized programs including on-site consultations, workshops, and phone consultations. Our goal is to make you successful! Come talk with Toni Bristol. Fresnel Prism Lens Co. – For over 25 years, The Fresnel Prism Lens Co. has been providing diagnostic and therapeutic products to eyecare professionals. Familiar products that we carry are: 3M Press-OnTM Optics, Lang Stereotests, Bangerter Occlusion Foils and MYITM Occlusion Patches. New items are: Prism Adaptor, Fresnel Prism Nomograph/Rotation Kit, light-weight Trial Frame sets, trial lens clips, new Fixation Sticks Occluders and vision screening patches on a roll. Check our web-site to see all our available products. www.fresnel-prism.com. All products can be pre-ordered for the meeting to ensure we have it for you to take with you – contact us to pre-order at 952-496-0432. Good-Lite – For 83 years, the Good-Lite Company has been manufacturing the finest line of vision light boxes, charts and accessories. Our commitment to quality is only surpassed by our commitment to customer service. The Good-Lite Company is the exclusive worldwide manufacturer of the LEA Test System including LEA Symbols and LEA Numbers created by pediatric ophthalmologist Lea Hyvärinen, MD, PhD, of Finland. Manufacturer of the Lea Test System including Lea Symbols and Lea Numbers. Complete range of vision testing products including the new self-calibrating ETDRS Standardized Viewer. Cortical Vision Assessment, high and low contrast, color vision, preferential looking tests will be on display at COVD. Hoya Free-Form Company – is a nationwide network of full-service labs. Proprietary lens design: iD MyStyle, iD InStyle, iD LifeStyle, iD Single Vision, Summit ecp iQ, Summit cd iQ, ST28 iQ, SV iQ, Distortion Free Optics, Sync, Summit ecp, Summit cd, GP Wide, GP and TACT. Proprietary lens material: 1.70, Eyry, 1.67 Eynoa, 1.60 Eyas, 1.53 Phoenix, 1.50. Proprietary lens coating: Super HiVision EX3, Super HiVision, HiVision, ViewProtect, Suntech photochromics and Clarity Shield 2 scratch coating. Special Services/ Programs include HHP (Hoya Honors Program). HTS, Inc. – will demonstrate the new Computer Orthoptics VTS4 Liquid Crystal program developed by Dr. Jeffery Cooper, the SVI Sanet Vision Integrator developed by Dr. Robert Sanet and the NVR Neuro Vision Rehabilitator developed by Dr. Allen Cohen, as well as the HTS, PTS II, Amblyopia and Dynamic Reader Home Therapy programs. Hummingbird Hues, LLC – Portable Light Units (Syntonizers), custom glasswork which includes fused glass jewelry, stone and wire jewelry, glasswork gifts, etched and sand blasted items, stained glass sun catchers and windows, and Babbitt windows. I See Easy Affordable, Low-Plus, Stress-Relieveing glasses for children. Interactive Metronome – Interactive Metronome is a tool that enhances brain function: from talking to walking to reading and writing. By developing brain function (improving our ability to process information) we strengthen areas that are weak and the improvements are seen in place. Just as regular exercise improves physical fitness, sometimes we need to perform cognitive-motor exercises to sharpen our brains. IM is a tool that enhances brain function by exercising the parts that together control: Attention The ability to focus on information and tasks, and ignore distractions. Processing Speed The rate at which your child is able to accurately perceive and manipulate information. Sequencing Placing the detail of information in its accustomed order, for example: days of the week, the alphabet or multiplication tables. Motor Coordination The combination of purposeful body movements working together, as in tying a shoe, hand writing or riding a bicycle. Working Memory The ability to store information and ideas. Memory is essential for word recognition, comprehension of complex sentences, and remembering instructions. King-Devick Test – A test of rapid number naming and saccadic function, the King-Devick test has been used for decades as a screening test for oculomotor deficiencies. Recent neurological studies have identified the King-Devick test as a quick, accurate and reliable sideline screening tool for concussion. Additionally based on the King-Devick test, the King-Devick Remediation is an oculomotor training program that has been shown to improve reading fluency in school-aged children.
  19. 19. 17 Lecoq Practice Development – Imagine your ideal practice. What do you see? Kids flourishing? Beaming parents? Enthusiastic staff playing as a team? More time for family, travel or other interests? This is our 30th year of helping doctors achieve the practice they’ve always wanted. Our consultation and training will save years of frustration and pays for itself in months. Financing is available. Thomas and Amee Lecoq invite you to talk with us while you’re hear about what you want to create. Learn about our remarkable More Patients Breakthrough Course, staff and therapist training and other consulting help. MSTechnologies, Inc. – Manufacturer of the Smart System® 20/20 computerized vision testing,contrast sensitivity video display system, proudly made in the U.S.A. Includes Validated Contrast Sensitivity Testing with charting subject results comparison to normative data; glare testing; low vision testing; auto DVD play; eETDRS Charts; Threshold Stereo Testing; Integration to Eye Motion Eyemaginations patient education systems. Approved for clinical trials using the ATS eETDRS protocols. Interface with all EHR systems utilizing SystemLinkTM technology with data security ANSI ISO certification, patents pending. Miraflex • Children’s Glasses – Miraflex frames are manufactured in Italy, and initial sales to the Colombia, South America market began in the early 1990’s. In 2004, the company added sales to the United States and European markets. Today, the company provides quality frames to all seven continents. Miraflex frames contain no metal pieces, and weigh only 8 grams (about 1/2 ounce), which makes the frames extremely child-friendly. The anatomical bridge supports the weight of the lenses over a wide area, an important precaution for babies’ and children’s very tender noses. Not having to adjust nose pads, replace screws, or adjust temples leaves the Miraflex frame virtually maintenance-free, making life easier for parents, children, and opticians. An adjustable band wraps behind the child’s head and keeps the frame close to the child’s eyes. This is critical for early vision therapy, and helps generate life-long permanent vision correction for the child. NORA – The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International (NORA) is a group of committed individuals from various disciplines focused on advancing the art and science of rehabilitation for the neurologically challenged patient. Nu Squared – Nu Squared offers our Nu Vision VT software which allows offices to program, preform,and record results during vision therapy sessions electronically, including on an iPad or Tablet. Create customized evaluation reports instantly from testing results, assign and print home therapy, and much more. And NuVision VT can be customnized to meet your office needs. OEP Foundation – OEPF provides publications and educational seminars related to behavioral vision care. Optego Vision, Inc. – Quality products including flippers with scratch resistant glass, chemically hardened lenses, prisms, prism sticks, single prisms, red/blue/green glasses, fixation sticks and more. Accommodative prism computer training and custom power flippers with colored handles. Paragon Vision Sciences – A progressive manufacturer of a full range of oxygen permeable materials used in the manufacturing of contact lenses and contact lenses used for Corneal Refractive Therapy. Paragon CRT® is the first and only product FDA approved for overnight contact lens corneal reshaping with Proximity Control Technology®. Approved for all ages, Paragon CRT is the ideal option for patients desiring freedom from daytime contacts and glasses without surgery. Certified practitioners receive a complete system that provides a patient referral network and increases patient retention. The unique Paragon CRT Diagnostic Dispensing System reduces chair time while providing patients an immediate start on treatment. Practitioners also benefit from practice management tools including patient education materials and care kits. To learn how Paragon CRT can reshape your practice visit www.paragoncrt.com. Paragon’s rich history of innovation in the contact lens industry continues through the pioneering development of new products and new marketing strategies as it expands its worldwide reach. Paragon’s manufacturing and research facility is located in Mesa, Arizona. Perception Dynamics Institute – PATH to Reading is the missing piece to many cognitive problems, by changing the brain’s timing. PATH is a computer-based program that trains brain pathways, i.e. magno or dorsal stream to work synergistically with parvo or ventral stream, for 15-minutes, 1-3 times per week for 3-6 months. PATH improves convergence insufficiency, cognitive problems, and learning disabilities permanently. Not only has PATH been scientifically proven to significantly improve reading fluency, attention, and working memory in schools, but also for patients worldwide. Come see the new revised PATH at our booth and we can show you why this is this innovative, breakthrough therapy is the piece of vision therapy that will significantly improve your vision therapy regimen! Three Rivers Optical – A family owned and operated full service optical laboratory. Known for service, quality and fair price. Three Rivers Optical is a participating provider for VSP and VBA. Stop by and get information on the SEE MORE FAMILY OF LENSES including Digital progressives, desktops., singe visions, and conventional lenses including progressives, executives, and the now famous “TR O SEG” the only customizable lined bifocal. We produce more digital lenses from more manufacturers than most. Vision Leads Foundation – The Vision Leads Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization chartered in the state of Wisconsin for the purpose of accepting and administering donations to improve access to optometric vision therapy for visual improvement and welfare of America’s citizens. Donations will fund grants, scholarships, and programs to promote public awareness of the importance of optometric vision therapy. vTapestry – vTapestry teams with key partners to promote, cultivate, and support real-world learning solutions. We are thrilled to announce nSIGHTS – an innovative professional development module focused on vision development – at COVD 2013! Designed specifically for classroom teachers, COVD is a critical leader in sustaining this online collaborative ecosystem. Find out how we are reaching across traditional “academic” boundaries to ensure that more people understand the importance of - and benefit from - your in-office bision therapy programs. (continued) Exhibit Hall Preview, continued
  20. 20. 18 Wayne Engineering – For over 36 years Wayne Engineering has been in the forefront of developing instruments for testing and enhancing visual and sensory-motor skills. Our equipment is being used internationally in: Behavioral/Developmental Optometry, Sports Vision Testing, and training Special Education, Occupational, and Physical Therapy. Our products include the Talking Pen®, used worldwide in special education and occupational therapy for developing eye-hand coordination, the Wayne Saccadic Fixator, a fundamental instrument for sports vision testing and training (used by the 1980 “miracle on ice” US Olympic hockey team), and the Vis-Flex visual flexibility trainer, used in all areas of optometry. Exhibitor Seminars FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013 • 4:00–5:00 pm HTS, Inc. Sanet Vision Integrator - Presented by: Dr. Robert B. Sanet Dr. Robert Sanet will demonstrate the Sanet Vision Integrator as well as three new expansion modules for the instrument. The SVI is a dynamic “high-tech” vision training instrument that uses an interactive 50” touch screen. The SVI is extremely useful for patients with ABI, amblyopia, visual related learning problems, and sports vision related deficits. The key features of the SVI include a saccadic fixator, variable speed rotator, hand speed training, metronome, tachistoscope, visual-verbal and central-peripheral integration, and a wide range of target variables including target type and size, background and target color, contrast sensitivity, and visual field loading. Paragon Vision Sciences “Myopia and Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) – Is there Relevance for the Behavioral Optometrist?” Scott M. Pearl, OD Join us for this one-hour session to see how CRT can play a leading and supporting role within your practice. Integrating CRT into your practice is a significant undertaking, but well worth the time it takes to plan and implement effectively. Join us to better understand the essential steps needed to introduce CRT into your practice or simply to re-energize your existing efforts. The latest research on the concepts of myopia control will be discussed. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2013 • 7:00–8:00 am with continental breakfast Nu Squared Join us for a demonstration of our Nu Vision VT software which allows you to program and perform vision therapy sessions electronically including on an iPad/Tablet. Create customized evaluation reports instantly from testing results, and much more.
  21. 21. 19 COVD Public Awareness Fund Raffles All proceeds from raffles go to COVD Public Awareness Campaign • Buy your tickets today! • Buy tickets all at once or stretch your purchase over several months. • Winners DO NOT need to be present! COVD 50/50 Raffle Enter a chance to win 50% of the money collected Drawing held during Installation/Induction Banquet Saturday, October 12, 2013 1 Ticket = $10 6 Tickets = $50 king Vision Therapy Visible Drawing Making Vision Therapy Visible Exhibitor Raffle Enter and win an array of exciting products and services donated by our generous exhibitors One grand prize winner will be drawn during the Installation/Induction Banquet • Saturday, October 12, 2013 1 Ticket = $100 3 Tickets = $200 5 Tickets = $300 7 Tickets = $400 9 tickets = $500 LUCKY 300 Raffle 300 tickets at $100 per ticket 1st prize ticket drawn $5,000 2nd prize ticket drawn $500 3rd through 7th prize tickets drawn $125 Tickets will be drawn during the Installation/Induction Banquet Saturday, October 12, 2013. Purchase tickets online at www.covd.org. 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. 22. 20 General Program Travel Information REGISTRATION The 2-day Pre-Meeting Courses, Tuesday Wednesday, October 8 9, 2013, provide 13 hours of continuing education. These educational courses are presented simultaneously. You must select which course you wish to attend. The Practice Management Workshop is a one day course only on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, and is 6.5 hours of continuing education. Annual Meeting Registration Fee includes admission to 22+ hours of education sessions, the Exhibit Hall, Continental Breakfast each day, beverage breaks, Thursday Lunch in Exhibit Hall; Friday Awards Luncheon, and Saturday Installation/Induction Banquet. (Student, Resident, and Guest registrations Do Not include lunches and banquet.) Additional tickets for meal functions, the OEPF Luncheon and the Exhibit Hall, for guests, can be purchased separately. (Student and Residents get one free mixer ticket.) Student Mixer and Vision Therapist Get Together tickets can also be purchased. See the meeting Registration Form for information. Last day for meeting registration to be received in the COVD international office or by online registration is SEPTEMBER 17, 2013. On-site registration only after this date. NAME BADGE A name badge is required for admission to all events, including the Exhibit Hall. The loan or transfer of this badge is strictly prohibited. Violation of this policy will result in forfeiture of the right to attend, as well as loss of all fees paid. REFUND POLICY Refunds of Applied Concepts Courses, Practice Management Workshop, and Annual Meeting Registration fees, less a $75 per person administrative cost, will be granted for requests received by September 8, 2013. 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. CE hours for all ODs will be available for OE Tracker immediate upload after each completed session. There is a 15 minute time allotment following each session to upload the QR code - which will be available outside the General Session room. All others needing CE will be given a CE form to be marked for that session. VIDEO AND AUDIO TAPING Video taping and/or Audio taping of presentations for individual use is not permitted. Professional digital recordings will be available for purchase from DiGiVision. PLEASE NOTE: All information relating to COVD 43rd Annual Meeting is available on the NEW COVD Meeting App. NO printed course materials will be distributed onsite at the meeting. For more information go to www.covd.org. Stay at the Annual Meeting Hotel and Help Keep Registration Fees Affordable! Hotel Reservations Rosen Shingle Creek 9939 Universal Blvd. Orlando, Florida 32819 Group Code: COVD 2013 Annual Meeting Reservation Link: http://bit.ly/RSCreek Reservations direct: Rosen Shingle Creek reservations office at 1-866-996-6338 and agents are available 24 hours a day to assist. Make sure to mention: COVD 2013 Annual Meeting - October 8-12, 2013. Group Room Rates: Deluxe Guestrooms - $181/night + room tax Students see below for special student pricing, $90.50/night + room tax. Limited quantity only. You must follow the instructions below. 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, we must reimburse the hotel for lost revenue. These costs would need to be added to registration fees. Please help COVD keep costs low – stay at the meeting hotel. Don’t delay - make your reservations today! Following is the weblink for hotel reservations: http://bit.ly/RSCreek Attention Students and Residents In order to get the reduced room rate of $90.50/day, plus room tax, you must call the COVD Office toll free at 888-268-3770. The hotel will not offer the $90.50 rate to students and residents. RosenShingleCreek 2013 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida
  23. 23. 21 North/South Building Fly over West Building 1 Rosen Shingle Creek **Location has both dining and entertainment available College of Optometrists in Vision Development COVD 43rd Annual Meeting October 8,2013- October 12,2013 Pointe Orlando Dining: Adobe Gila’s B.B.Kings Restaurant Blues Club** The Capital Grille Copper Canyon Grill Cuba Libre Restaurant Rum Bar** Fat Fish Blue Improv Comedy Club** Funky Monkey Wine Company* Hooters Maggiano’s Little Italy The Oceaniare Seafood Room The Pub Orlando Taverna Opa** Tommy Bahama’s Bar Grill Entertainment: Improv Comedy Club Regal Cinema’s Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 + IMAX The POINTE Performing Arts Center WonderWorks Universal Studios/CityWalk Orlando Dining: Bice Ristorante Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom** Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Emeril’s Orlando Emeril’s Tchoup Chop Hard Rock Café Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville** The Kitchen Latin Quarter** Mama Della’s Ristorante NASCAR Sports Grille NBA City Palm Restaurant** Pat O’Brien’s** Entertainment: Blue Man Group CityWalk’s Rising Star Hard Rock Live Red Coconut Club The Groove Velvet Lounge at Hard Rock Hotel 24 + Restaurants in Sand Lake Restaurant Road District Amura Japanese Steak House High Definition Sushi,Big Fin Seafood Kitchen.Bonefish Grill BRAVO! Cucina Italian Restaurant,Cantina Laredo,Chatham's Place,Christini's Ristorante Italiano Dragonfly Modern Izakaya Sushi,Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse Wine Bar,MoonFish. Morton's The Steakhouse,Ocean Prime,Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar,Roy's Restaurant, Ruth's Chris Steak House,Seasons 52,Vines Grille Wine Bar **
  24. 24. 22 R o s e n S h i n g l e C r e e k ◆ Meeting Space ◆ Guestrooms and Hospitality Parlors ◆ Recreation: Clubhouse, The Spa, Fitness Center and More ◆ Pools Hot Tubs ◆ Restaurants ◆ Outdoor Function Space ◆ Event Lot ◆ Golf Academy ◆ Elevators Front Desk Lobby Porte- Cochére Transportation Lobby Escalators/ Stairs Registration Registration Registration Registration Pre-function Pre-function Pre-function Escalators/ Stairs Stairs ConventionLoad-in PurchasingDock Convention Load-in Panzacola Gatlin Boardroom Terrace Sebastian Clubhouse Event Lot ◆ Sales Stairs Stairs ◆ ◆ Headwaters Lounge ALand Remembered Smoooth Java Cala Bella Café Osceola Osceola Courtyard Rose Garden Tennis Volleyball Sandlake Conway Butler Banrai Sushi Tobias FitnessCenter
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  27. 27. 25 October 8-12, 2013 Rosen Shingle Creek • Orlando, Florida 43rd Annual Meeting Dining Entertainment A Land Remembered–Our classic steakhouse named after the novel by Patrick Smith. Serving dinner with breathtaking views. Located at the Golf Clubhouse. Private dining seats 24. Cala Bella–Our signature fine-dining Italian bistro. Includes a private dining room with seating for up to 42 people and a beautifully appointed wine cellar. Bella’s Bar–A quiet piano bar located in the vestibule of Cala Bella. Café Osceola Osceola Bar–Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and offering both buffet and à la carte menus. Private dining seats 25. Banrai Sushi–Experience the perfect combination of flavors and textures to put your mind at ease, including traditional sushi, signature rolls, specialty sakes and inspired cocktails. Tobias Flats Watering Hole–Take an unforgettable culinary journey with Tobias, featuring a delightful take on flatbread and some classic recipes. Shingle Creek Clubhouse Grille–Enjoy great appetizers, sandwiches and lunch entrées before or after a round on our award-winning golf course. Par Take–Shingle Creek Golf Club’s grab-and-go snack shack. 18 Monroe Street Market–A unique 24-hour market offering a variety of deli selections with hot and cold food items available throughout the day. Outdoor seating available. Cat-Tails Pool Bar Grille–Located adjacent to the pool areas serving bar fare and beverages. Headwaters Lounge–The perfect place to network, mingle or relax with friends over a casual drink. Creek Ice Creamery–Have a refreshing Häagen-Dazs® treat while enjoying the pool. Smoooth Java Coffee Bar–Located in the main lobby. Proudly serving Starbucks® coffee, also serving smoothies and pastries. Room Service–24-hour, full-service dining. Recreation • 4 pools including a lap pool, family pool, quiet pool and kiddie wading pool • The Spa at Shingle Creek offers full-service spa, hair and nail services • Fitness Center–State-of-the-art fitness room with cardiovascular equipment and free weights • 2 hot tubs • Nature andjogging trails • Fishing by reservation • 2 lighted tennis courts • Sand volleyball and basketball • Video game room Shingle Creek Golf Club • The David Harman designed, 18-hole, par 72 (7,149-yard) championship golf course defines the edges of Rosen Shingle Creek providing a lush terrain and magnificent scenery. • The Brad Brewer Golf Academy is on-site and available for individual or group instruction and corporate challenges for all skill levels.
  28. 28. 26 Universal Orlando® Resort: It’s an entire Universe of action, thrills and excitement! At Universal Orlando® Resort you’ll find two amazing theme parks, non-stop nightlife and more, all in one convenient location. Jump into the action of the movies at Universal Studios®. Feel the rush of adrenaline at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®. And enjoy live music, casual and fine dining, dancing, movies and more at Universal CityWalk®. At Universal Orlando® Resort, every day is A Vacation from the Ordinary®. Universal Orlando is proud to offer tickets to both Universal Orlando theme parks for convention attendees, their guests and family members. Park to Park Options: 4-Day Park to Park Ticket The 4-Day Park to Park Ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to BOTH Universal Studios® theme park and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme park for up to four (4) calendar days. Ticket includes fourteen (14) consecutive calendar days of admission to the paid entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk®. Price: Adult: $167.99 plus tax Child: $155.99 plus tax 3-Day Park to Park Ticket The 3-Day Park to Park Ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to BOTH Universal Studios® theme park and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme park for up to three (3) calendar days. Ticket includes fourteen (14) consecutive calendar days of admission to the paid entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk®. Price: Adult: $159.99 plus tax Child: $148.99 plus tax 2-Day Park to Park Ticket The 2-Day Park to Park Ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to BOTH Universal Studios® theme park and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme park for up to two (2) calendar days. Ticket includes fourteen (14) consecutive calendar days of admission to the paid entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk®. Price: Adult: $146.99 plus tax Child: $136.99 plus tax 1-Day Park to Park Ticket The 1-Day Park to Park Ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to BOTH Universal Studios® theme park and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme park any one (1) calendar day. Price: Adult: $128.00 plus tax Child: $122.00 plus tax 1-Day Park to Park Ticket Plus CityWalk® Party Pass (Valid only after 2PM)* • This ½ day ticket is perfect after a morning of meetings and seminars! This pass entitles the guest admission to Universal Studios® AND Universal’s Islands of Adventure® after 2:00PM for 1 calendar day, plus admission to select live entertainment venues* at Universal’s CityWalk® entertainment complex. *Block out dates apply. Must show conference badge and ID. Price: Adult: $67.99 plus tax Child: $67.99 plus tax 1-Day Park to Park Ticket Plus CityWalk® Party Pass (Valid only after 4PM) • This ½ day ticket is perfect after a morning of meetings and seminars! This pass entitles the guest admission to Universal Studios® AND Universal’s Islands of Adventure® after 4:00PM for 1 calendar day, plus admission to select live entertainment venues* at Universal’s CityWalk® entertainment complex. * Must show conference badge and ID. Price: Adult: $67.99 plus tax Child: $67.99 plus tax Base Ticket Options: 4-Day Base Ticket The 4-Day Base Ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to EITHER Universal Studios® theme park OR Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme park for up to four (4) calendar days. Ticket includes fourteen (14) consecutive calendar days of admission to the paid entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk®. Price: Adult: $150.99 plus tax Child: $138.99 plus tax
  29. 29. 27 3-Day Base Ticket The 3-Day Base Ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to EITHER Universal Studios® theme park OR Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme park for up to three (3) calendar days. Ticket includes fourteen (14) consecutive calendar days of admission to the paid entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk®. Price: Adult: $140.99 plus tax Child: $129.99 plus tax 2-Day Base Ticket The 2-Day Park to Park Ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to EITHER Universal Studios® theme park OR Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme park for up to two (2) calendar days. Ticket includes fourteen (14) consecutive calendar days of admission to the paid entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk®. Price: Adult: $125.99 plus tax Child: $115.99 plus tax 1-Day Base Ticket The 1-Day Park to Park Ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to EITHER Universal Studios® theme park ORUniversal’s Islands of Adventure® theme park any one (1) calendar day. Price: Adult: $92.00 plus tax Child: $86.00 plus tax 1-Day Base Ticket Plus CityWalk® Party Pass (Valid only after 2PM)* • This ½ day ticket is perfect after a morning of meetings and seminars! This pass entitles the guest admission to Universal Studios® OR Universal’s Islands of Adventure® after 2:00PM for 1 calendar day, plus admission to select live entertainment venues* at Universal’s CityWalk® entertainment complex. *Block out dates apply. Must show conference badge and ID. Price: Adult: $49.99 plus tax Child: $49.99 plus tax 1-Day Base Ticket Plus CityWalk® Party Pass (Valid only after 4PM) • This ½ day ticket is perfect after a morning of meetings and seminars! This pass entitles the guest admission to Universal Studios® OR Universal’s Islands of Adventure® after 4:00PM for 1 calendar day, plus admission to select live entertainment venues* at Universal’s CityWalk® entertainment complex. * Must show conference badge and ID. Price: Adult: $49.99 plus tax Child: $49.99 plus tax *2013 Block Out Dates: (After 2PM Base and Park-to-Park tickets) 3/23/13 – 4/6/13 7/1/13 – 7/31/13 8/1/13 – 8/10/13 12/26/13 – 12/31/13 *Not valid for separately ticketed concerts and special events. Some venues require 21 or older for admission. Proof of ID required. Additional restrictions may apply. Prices above do not include sales tax or processing fees, and are subject to change without notice. © 2013 Universal Orlando. All rights reserved.
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  31. 31. 29 (PAGE 1 of 2) Pleasefoldandtearorcutalongdottedline. COVD 43rd Annual Meeting Registration Form - October 8-12, 2013—Orlando, Florida REGISTER ONLINE at www.covd.org, OR complete and return this form. One Person per Registration Form NAME: DEGREE: OFFICE ADDRESS: CITY: STATE: ZIP: OFFICE PH: EMAIL: CELL Ph: OE # or FL . Lic.# Check here if Special Medical Dietary/ADA considerations-(please explain): Register below for an Applied Concepts Course, Vision Therapy 101, Practice Management Workshop, and Annual Meeting SEE 2013 COVD 43RD ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION FEES PAGE FOR ALL PRICING! Pre-Meeting Courses: - (Select only one) Tuesday Wednesday—October 8 and October 9 Strabismus Amblyopia—Dr. David Cook Visual Information Acquisition—Dr. Robert Sanet Special Populations—Dr. Celia Hinrichs Vision Therapy 101 — COVTs, Tom Headline Jennifer Mullen Basic Principles Procedures of Vision Therapy—Drs. W.C. Maples Robin Price 1-Day Pre-Meeting Course—Wednesday—October 9—Practice Management Workshop—Dr. Wanda Vaughan *1 2 day Pre-Meeting Courses includes: Access to Course Materials, Continental Breakfasts, Breaks. NEW SPECIAL PRICING—ATTEND APPLIED CONCEPTS COURSE ANNUAL MEETING—RECEIVE DISCOUNT ALSO—OFFICE DISCOUNT FOR MULTIPLE ATTENDEES 3 OR MORE!! CHECK IT OUT………………See fees page for details! Annual Meeting Only—October 9—12, 2013 ** **Annual Meeting Reg. includes: Access to Course Materials, Continental Breakfasts, Thursday Lunch Buffet, Friday Awards Luncheon, Saturday Banquet. Student/Resident Guest Registrations DO NOT include lunch banquet tickets. Group Registrant— To qualify for group pricing, registration forms must be submitted together. Help support the COVD Student and Resident Attendees. If you do not attend the Thursday Buffet, Awards Luncheon, or Saturday Banquet—your tickets will generously be donated to a student or resident. Will you attend: Thursday Buffet in Exhibit Hall ______Yes ______No Friday Awards Luncheon ______Yes ______No Saturday Banquet ______Yes ______No COVD • 215 W. Garfield Rd., Suite 200 • Aurora, OH 44202 • Phone: 330.995.0718 • Fax: 330.995.0719 • web: www.covd.org COVD 43rd Annual Meeting Registration Form October 8-12, 2013• Orlando, FL Page 1
  32. 32. 30 (PAGE 2 of 2) Pleasefoldandtearorcutalongdottedline. Extra Meal and Special Events Tickets QTY Luncheon with Exhibitors (Thursday) _______@ $51 ea = $__________ Vision Therapists Gathering (Thursday) _______@ $32 ea = $__________ Student Mixer (Thursday) _______@ $50 ea = $__________ Friday Awards Luncheon _______@ $41 ea = $__________ OEPF Luncheon (Saturday) _______@ $50 ea = $__________ Installation/Induction Banquet (Saturday) _______@ $120 ea = $__________ Student Mixer Students/Residents (limit 1 ticket per registration) ________@ N/C = $__________ Doctors/Guests ________@ $50 ea = $__________ RAFFLE TICKET PURCHASE (You DO NOT need to be present to win.) COVD 50/50 Raffle 1 Ticket ....................................................................................................... ______ @ $10 ea. = $ ___________ 6 Tickets ...................................................................................................... ______ @ $50 = $ ___________ Making Vision Therapy Visible (Exhibitor Equipment/Services Raffle) 1 Ticket ......................................................................... ........................... ______ @ $100 ea. = $ ___________ 3 Tickets .................................................................................................... ______ @ $200 = $ ___________ 5 Tickets .................................................................................................... ______ @ $300 = $ ___________ 7 Tickets .................................................................................................... ______ @ $400 = $ ___________ 9 Tickets .................................................................................................... ______ @ $500 = $ ___________ Lucky 300 Raffle – Only 300 tickets being sold! Don’t delay! 1 Ticket ......................................................................................................______ @ $100 ea. = $ ___________ Registration Totals: Both Pre-Meeting Annual Meeting Registration:_______________________________ $_____________ Pre-Meeting Course Only Registration: $_____________ Annual Meeting Only Registration:____________________________________________ $_____________ Extra Meal Tickets/Events:___________________________________________________ $_____________ Raffle Tickets Purchased: $_____________ GRAND TOTAL ........................................................................................................................................... $ ___________________ PAYMENT ____Check or money order (Drafted on U.S. Banks only) 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: ______________________________________________________________________________________ COVD • 215 W. Garfield Rd., Suite 200 • Aurora, OH 44202 • Phone: 330.995.0718 • Fax: 330.995.0719 • web: www.covd.org COVD 43rd Annual Meeting Registration Form • October 8-12, 2013 • Orlando, FL Page 2
  33. 33. 2013 COVD 43rd Annual Meeting Registration Fees Early Registration Deadline 15-Aug-13 Pre-Registration Deadline 17-Sep-13 AM + 2-day Pre-Meeting Course Early Pre Onsite Early Pre Onsite Early Pre Onsite Member 1,160.00$ 1,235.00$ 1,310.00$ 1,044.00$ 1,111.50$ 1,179.00$ 986.00$ 1,049.75$ 1,113.50$ Non-Member 1,465.00$ 1,540.00$ 1,615.00$ 1,318.50$ 1,386.00$ 1,453.50$ 1,245.25$ 1,309.00$ 1,372.75$ Student/Resident (no ticketed meals) NA 325.00$ 365.00$ AM + 1-day Pre-Meeting Course Early Pre Onsite Early Pre Onsite Early Pre Onsite Member 945.00$ 1,020.00$ 1,095.00$ 850.50$ 918.00$ 985.50$ 803.25$ 867.00$ 930.75$ Non-Member 1,225.00$ 1,300.00$ 1,375.00$ 1,102.50$ 1,170.00$ 1,237.50$ 1,041.25$ 1,105.00$ 1,168.75$ Student/Resident (no ticketed meals) NA 250.00$ 290.00$ Annual Meeting Only Early Pre Onsite Member 620.00$ 695.00$ 770.00$ Non-Member 775.00$ 850.00$ 925.00$ Free Student/Resident/Guest (no ticketed meals) 175.00$ 175.00$ 215.00$ 360.00$ 2-Day Pre-Meeting Course Only Early Pre Onsite Student/Resid 90.00$ Member 695.00$ 770.00$ 845.00$ Friday Non-Member 845.00$ 920.00$ 995.00$ Member/Non-Member 300.00$ Student/Resident NA 150.00$ 150.00$ Student/Resid 90.00$ Saturday 1-Day Pre-Meeting Course Only Early Pre Onsite Member/Non-Member 410.00$ Member 350.00$ 405.00$ 460.00$ Student/Resid 90.00$ Non-Member 475.00$ 530.00$ 585.00$ Student/Resident NA 75.00$ 75.00$ Per Person Rate Per Person Rate Office Discount Rate (3-4 people from same office) Office Discount Rate (more than 5 people from same office) Member/Non-Member Thursday Daily Registration Fees Wednesday evening All attendees
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