SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER | NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2019
100-HOUR COMPREHENSIVE COURSE IN VISION THERAPY
Earn a Certificate in Vision Therapy!
The Academy of Ophthalmic Education and Salus University have partnered to bring Optometrists, Vision Therapists and Opticians a one-of-a-kind 100-Hour Comprehensive Course in Vision Therapy. Our course is ideal for those who are interested in incorporating or enhancing binocular vision diagnosis and treatment in their practice. Vision therapy techniques and management plans will be emphasized through both lectures and workshops.
Our 100-hour course will take place over 5 weekends in the fall and winter of 2019. Each weekend will consist of 20 hours of combined theoretical foundation and hands-on workshops. The foundational knowledge in our course is consistent with most COVD fellowship topics.
Free parking available and minutes from Kennedy Road subway station and the 401
COURSE AT A GLANCE
WEEKEND 1: Friday to Sunday September 13-14-15, 2019
Examining and Diagnosing Pediatric Patients and Adults with Non-Strabismus and Binocular Accomodative Vision Disorders
This weekend covers the foundational elements necessary to confidently examine pediatric patients as well as children and adults experiencing asthenopia and/or non-strabismus binocular vision/accommodative disorders. The course includes a review of vision development, refractive error, when and what to prescribe in children, how to examine an infant, pre-schooler and school aged child and the diagnosis of non-strabismic binocular vision/accommodative disorders. A review of case studies will enable the participant to be proficient in the diagnosis of non-strabismic binocular vision/accommodative disorders by the conclusion of the course. During a hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to streamline the binocular workup and practice each diagnostic technique. Hand-held equipment is required.
WEEKEND 2: Friday to Sunday October 4-5-6, 2019
Management of Non-Strabismic Binocular and Accomodative Vision Disorders
This weekend covers the foundational knowledge required to manage non-strabismic binocular vision/accommodative conditions. Treatment options including lenses, prisms and vision therapy will be covered. A review of case studies will enable the participant to be proficient in developing a treatment plan for non-strabismic binocular/accommodative disorders by the conclusion of the course. A hands-on workshop will afford participants the opportunity to practice common vision therapy techniques.
WEEKEND 3: Friday to Sunday November 1-2-3, 2019
Diagnosis and Management of Strabismus and Amblyopia
This weekend covers the foundational knowledge required to diagnose and manage strabismus and amblyopia. The course will include a review of the different types of strabismus and amblyopia and diagnostic techniques including a review of diagnostic testing for eccentric fixation, comitancy and correspondence. Treatment options including lenses, prism and vision therapy will be covered. A review of case studies will be used to ensure that participants are comfortable with both diagnosis and developing a treatment plan for patients with strabismus and amblyopia. A hands-on workshop will allow participants to practice both diagnostic procedures and common vision therapy techniques.
WEEKEND 4: Friday to Sunday November 22-23-24, 2019
Visual Information Processing (VIP)
This weekend covers the foundational elements necessary to evaluate the visual perceptual system of young children and the contribution of visual information processing deficits to the early foundations of reading. The course will cover the neurological and psychological aspects of visual perception, inter-sensory and sensorimotor systems, performance indicators such as laterality and directionality and visual spatial awareness characteristics. The course will also cover optometric perceptual testing to incorporate into one’s examination of these children. Special clinical conditions such as Down’s Syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia and learning disabilities will also be covered. A hands-on workshop will allow participants the opportunity to practice visual perceptual testing as well as implement vision therapy techniques that pertain to the remediation of these deficits.
WEEKEND 5: Friday to Sunday December 13-14-15, 2019
Acquired Brain Injury
This weekend presents an overview of concussion and its treatment and recommendations for evaluation of binocular vision, accommodative and eye movement disorders for patients after concussion and mild traumatic brain injury, review of treatment options and recent research.
Full Program Coming Soon!
COURSE FEES (FULL 100-HOUR COURSE)
EARLY PRICES | Up to May 31, 2019
Optometrists: $6,900.00 + $897.00 HST = $7,797.00
Vision Therapists: $3,500.00 + $455.00 HST = $3,955.00
LATE PRICES | As of June 1, 2019
Optometrists: $7,900.00 + $1,027.00 HST = $8,927.00
Vision Therapists: $4,000.00 + $520.00 HST = $4,520.00
Registration Coming Soon!
~ All pertinent notes, course materials and references for participants
~ Coffee breaks with snacks
~ Final examination at the completion of the course
~ A certificate of completion in Vision Therapy issued to participants who successfully complete the course
If notice of cancellation is given by July 31, 2019, a 100% refund will apply.
As of August 1, 2019, no cancellations, refunds or transfers will be accepted under any circumstances.