Presents its 165th Practicum on
Behavioral / Developmental Optometry / Vision Therapy

Sunday, February 24, 2019
Western University of Health Sciences - College of Optometry
HEC Building, Room C
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM (5 Hr. CE)

Building Blocks for Vision Development

Jennifer Simonson, O.D., FCOVD

It's easy to be an expert in adult vision care. We ask probing questions and we get reliable verbal responses.

But are you comfortable dealing with a young child age 3-6? All of a sudden clinical paralysis sets in, you feel your stress level rise, your mental gears start turning, you're no longer on auto pilot and now you start to reach back into the deepest memory chasms trying to recall what you learned about conducting a pediatric exam. However, this is no simple wellness check, this young child has developmental issues, possibly strabismus and amblyopia.

Dr. Simonson practices pediatric vision care everyday. She is an author of several children's books about vision therapy. At this year's practicum, Dr. Simonson will share some of her most coveted pearls and strategies for young patients with special needs/developmentally delayed and physical handicaps. She will review normal versus delayed visual development from general motor concepts to development of visual perception and motor output for reproduction. You will gain insight into a systematic approach to vision therapy procedures for these young cases.

Jennifer S. Simonson, OD, FCOVD is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Optometry and a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). Dr. Simonson was the recipient of the 2007 Colorado Young Optometrist of the Year. She is active on the International Examination and Certification Board (IECB) and the Colorado Vision Training Conference planning committee.

Her primary interests in practice include pediatric vision care, vision therapy, sports therapy, and vision rehabilitation. Dr. Simonson is a co-founder of Gerull Labs (g-labs) that developed the Opto App and Stereoscope for iPad in 2014. Dr. Simonson is the author of several children's books about vision therapy: "My Perfect Vision" (June 2016), "My Double Vision" (December 2016), "My Jumbled Vision" (July 2017) and "My Mismatched Vision" (August 2018).

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:

5 HOURS COPE APPROVED

TIME:

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lecture, WUCO
12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM Lunch provided by The Studt Foundation
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Lecture

LOCATION:

Western University College of Optometry
795 E. 2nd St. Pomona, CA 91766
Auto Parking in patient parking structure on corner of Towne and Second

REGISTRATION FEES:

OPTOMETRISTS, VT ASSISTANTS, VISION THERAPISTS:
STUDENTS: $10.00 / THERAPISTS & ASSISTANTS: $25.00 / OPTOMETRISTS: $45.00

Registration Form:

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The Studt Foundation VT lectures are designed to provide broader insight and practical knowledge within the area of behavioral vision care. The goal of the foundation is to present optometric students and practitioners with a more in-depth appreciation of the significance of vision therapy's role in serving the community's vision care needs in a full scope optometric practice.

Implementing behavioral vision care into one's practice provides yet another effective treatment modality in addressing the visual problems that are common in today's highly visual work environment.


Dedicated to promoting vision therapy worldwide - founded in 1975 by Walter Studt, O.D. & Donald Studt, O.D.
c/o Albert Chun, O.D., 3537 Torrance Blvd., Suite 18, Torrance, CA 90503 • 310.543.3555 • www.studtfoundation.org

GOOD VISION IS MORE THAN SEEING 20/20, IT'S SEEING WITHOUT EFFORT