Functional Vision
Collapse A Sprint or a Marathon: Establishing a Sports Vision Practice

This course follows the development of a sports vision practice: identifying a suitable location, sourcing specialized equipment, setting up the clinic, developing testing and training protocols, networking within the local athletic and eye care communities and creating awareness about sports vision through smart, targeted promotion

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: August 23, 2017
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Collapse Amblyopia

The goal of this course is to make the primary care optometrist comfortable with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of amblyopia. This course will review the different types of amblyopia and the diagnostic criteria. Case reports on the different types will also be presented.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: August 23, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Clinical Pearls for Treating Vertical Deviations
Optometry's Meeting 2018

Dr. Simonson will share Clinical Pearls in treating vertical diplopia.  This course will discuss eye alignment testing, prism prescribing and recommended vision therapy techniques to decrease symptoms and improve fusion skills for patients with vertical strabismus.

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Original Seminar Date: June 23, 2018
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Collapse Cortical Processing Associated with Literacy Acquisition and Reading
Optometry's Meeting 2018

This lecture will cover current research on the development of literacy centers in cortex and the negative impact that uncorrected hyperopia can potentially have in this cortical reorganization.

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Original Seminar Date: June 22, 2018
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Collapse Evidence-Based Refractive Prescribing for Pediatric Patients
Optometry's Meeting 2018

An overview of emmetropization research establishes effective management guidelines. Ametropia compensation for children under age 6 years is highlighted with consideration of refractive error magnitude, age, developmental milestones, binocular vision status, and research-based evidence. Clinical decisions concerning wear time and correction mode are discussed.

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Original Seminar Date: June 21, 2018
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The following interactive presentation will explore the various lab testing used in the diagnosis of systemic conditions that have associated manifestations in the eye and ocular structures.  Common ocular conditions and the associated systemic diseases will be reviewed with an emphasis on what tests should be ordered and what the optometric physician should know once the results are back.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: November 26, 2019
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Collapse Learn to Comanage the Complex and Unusual
2014 Optometry's Meeting Course Recording - Primary care practitioners can master their clinical skills and develop guidelines in comanaging patients who undergo corneal transplant surgery, pterygiectomy, and glaucoma filtering surgery, ultimately improving the patient‘s overall treatment and outcome. The preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative components of each procedure are covered and illustrated through video.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: June 26, 2014
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Collapse Myopia Control Update for the Primary Care OD
Optometry's Meeting 2018

An update of current literature on myopia control allows for a practical understanding of treatment approaches. Information provided in this course will be a clinically practical guide that focuses on the content of evidence-based ocular care.

Formats Available: Myopia Control Update for the Primary Care OD
Original Seminar Date: June 20, 2018
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Collapse Navigating Visual Care of Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Optometry's Meeting 2018

Navigating Visual Care of Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Original Seminar Date: June 22, 2018
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Collapse Sports Vision Training: Current Digital Optons
Optometry's Meeting 2018

Sports Vision Training has advanced greatly in the past few years by the introduction of new digital technology that can be used during natural training activities, by perceptual-learning training programs, and by virtual reality simulations that can re-create and augment sporting contexts to promote certain sports-specific visual-cognitive abilities. An overview of the instruments and programs is supported by a summary of research supporting efficacy.

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Original Seminar Date: June 21, 2018
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Collapse Sports Vision: Grand Rounds
Optometry's Meeting 2018

Clinical Cases will be presented revolving around the team optometrist's role in a multi-disciplinary sports medicine team.

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Original Seminar Date: June 22, 2018
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Collapse Tales from the Crib 7 Infant Case Reports

Primary eye and vision care of infants can result in challenging case management decisions and challenging parent communication. This lecture presents 7 interesting case reports that illustrate these challenges. The cases are recalcitrant conjunctivitis, psuedoesotropia, abnormally high hyperopia, optic nerve hypoplasia, emmetropization of high hyperopic astigmatism, infantile-onset esotropia and hyperopic anisometropia.
CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination (Only available if attended the live course)

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: January 07, 2016
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Collapse The Child on the Autism Spectrum

This course addresses recommended equipment, office set-up, history and examination of the patient suspected to be on the autism spectrum. It includes pearls for making the examination easier for the child, parent and doctor. It also emphasizes the assessment and diagnosis of eye and vision conditions most likely encountered in the examination of this population. Differential diagnosis will be used to guide the optometrist into the appropriate treatment plan and possible referral sources.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: June 30, 2016
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Collapse The Struggling Student - 4 Case Types

Optometrists encounter students who are doing poorly in school and who have a parental report of dyslexia, ADHD, or autism. This course presents the central clinical characteristics of dyslexia, ADHD and autism. It uses a case presentation format to illustrate how these common conditions present in clinical practice.
CEE Course - Continuing Credit by Examination (Only available if attended the live course)

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: June 30, 2016
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Collapse Vision Therapy Activities for Preschoolers
Optometry's Meeting 2018

This course will cover how to assess the visual function of preschool patients. We will become familiar with age-appropriate testing including the Wachs Analysis of Cognitive Structures test to evaluate vision perception and eye-body coordination. We will learn about age-appropriate vision therapy procedures for preschool-aged patients (3-6 years old).

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Collapse Vision Therapy Services in a Primary Care Practice
Optometry's Meeting 2018

A model for implementing home-based vision therapy services into a general optometric practice is presented. Recent NEI-funded studies have validated the efficacy of vision therapy as a primary treatment for convergence insufficiency and amblyopia. An overview of differential diagnosis leads to practical strategies for effective management with hierarchical treatment protocols, including efficient approaches to scheduling.

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