Presents it's 171st Practicum on

Neuro / Behavioral / Developmental Optometry / Vision Therapy

Sunday, September 19, 2021

CVI: What is it? How is it diagnosed?

The Role of the OD as part of the Medical and Educational team.

Barry Kran, OD, FAAO

Cerebral Visual Impairment or CVI is the most common cause of pediatric visual impairment in the developed world.

  • What is CVI?
  • How is it diagnosed?
  • What is the role for the Developmental Optometrist in the rehabilitation of a CVI case?

Dr. Barry Kran has extensive knowledge on CVI cases and will review the causes and background literature on CVI.

This three-hour lecture will provide a holistic understanding of the visual and other sequalae of pediatric-based visual impairment. Dr. Kran will provide information and an approach to diagnosis and treatment that will provide an introduction for individuals new to this topic as well as provide insights for those who have worked with this population.

Case presentations from the NECO Center for Eye Care at Perkins will aid in illustrating many of the teaching points and provide a flow of rehabilitative care as well as review how multiple disciplines are integrated in the care of individuals with CVI.


Barry Kran, OD, FAAO

Dr. Kran is a Professor of Optometry at the New England College of Optometry (NECO) and Optometric Director of the NECO Center for Eye Care at the Perkins School for the Blind. At this year’s practicum, Dr. Kran will share some of his valuable clinical pearls and strategies for working with patients with CVI as well as how to interface with their caregivers and numerous providers. As usual for a Studt Practicum, you will gain useful knowledge ready to implement in your practice on Monday morning.

Barry Kran, OD, FAAO is a 1985 graduate of the State University of New Your, State College of Optometry and completed the Residency in Vision Training at SUNY the following year. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is an instructor/lecturer for Binocular and Accommodative Anomalies, Low Vision and Pediatrics at the New England College of Optometry.

Dr. Kran has published numerous articles related to pediatric vision care, pediatric low vision, cerebral visual impairment, and the (re)habilitation of special population cases. He has presented numerous lectures on CVI, a few of which were at the American Academy of Optometry, at ORBIS in 2018 on “An Overview of CVI”, at the International Meeting for the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, at the Northeast Congress of Optometry, at Harvard for the Perspectives on Cortical Visual Impairment: Establishing a Global Clinical, Education and Research network.

He has also lectured and worked with like-minded colleagues in Israel, Belgium, Scotland and India.

Continuing Education Credit: 3 Hours

Date/Time: SUNDAY September 19, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Fees: Professionals/Optometrists - $45
Vision/Occupational/Physical Therapists - $25
Students/Residents - $10
Registration: Register Here

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.

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