Presents its 170th Practicum on
Behavioral / Developmental Optometry / Vision Therapy

Sunday, February 9, 2020
Western University of Health Sciences - College of Optometry
HEC Building, Room C
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM (5 Hr. CE)

Concussion Update: Assessment and Therapy

Curt Baxstrom, OD, FCOVD, FAAO

Concussion from brain injury and trauma is becoming more recognized and treated by the medical profession. In addition, the specialties that threat concussion such as Neurologists, Physiatrists and Physical Therapists are more aware of Optometry’s role in the Visual Neuro-Rehabilitation of such injuries. As a Vision Therapy specialist, are you prepared to handle the influx of these patients when they are referred to you?

Dr. Baxstrom will review the subtypes of concussion and optometric considerations when dealing with these cases. The course will touch upon Visual, Vestibular, Cervical, Migraine, Cognition/Processing Speed and Anxiety aspects of Concussion. In this course you will learn how adapt your knowledge of visual principles to evaluate these special and complicated cases. Treatment and Management of these conditions will be discussed and will include the lenses, prisms, selective occlusions, filters and tints and therapy rehabilitation. Therapy techniques will be demonstrated in the afternoon session. Don’t miss this exciting presentation from one of Optometry’s leader in Visual Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation.

Dr. Baxstrom is currently in private practice in Federal Way, Washington specializing in vision therapy and rehabilitation. His practice consists of special needs patients, learning disabled children and patients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries or stroke. He is also adjunct faculty at PUCO where he helps teach several courses and is director of the Vision Northwest-Vision Rehabilitation Residency Program.

Dr. Curtis Baxstrom graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1984, He is innovative thinker and has presented and lectured nationally and internationally on numerous topics related to vision therapy, children’s vision, sports vision, head trauma and neuro-optometric rehabilitation, strabismus, vision development, vestibular processing in vision, and learning disabilities related to vision. His active involvement in his local community and in the optometric world has earned him numerous awards and honors for his contributions, most recently being the GN Getman Award by the College of Optometrist in Vision Development. Currently, he serves as the Vice President of NORA and remains an active member of NORA, AOA, COVD, AAO, and OEP. Dr. Baxstrom is currently in private practice in Federal Way, WA and serves as a consultant to several rehabilitation facilities and hospitals.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:

5 HOURS

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.


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