Saturday, January 10, 2009
Comment: OK...let's see...you've had a serious injury, chances are you are not nearly as active as you once were....and strangely enough you start to eat more ... the end result is.... Duh! DM
Comments: All of these children are at significant risk for eye and vision problems...and learning related vision dysfunction. Get them in to your optometrist today. Go to http://www.covd.org to find a doctor that works with children of all ages. DM
From AOA FirstLook..
In the Worldview column in the Washington Post (1/9, A13), Mary Jordan writes that Joshua Silver, an atomic physicist who also taught optics at Oxford University, "wants to provide eyeglasses to more than a billion people with poor eyesight." According to Silver, "in many developing countries, only about five percent have glasses because so many people...have little or no access to eye-care professionals," and "the cost of glasses can be more than a month's wage." Silver designed "self-adjusting" eyeglasses, "which are manufactured in China," that "work on the principle that the more liquid pumped into a thin sac in the plastic lenses, the stronger the correction." He said that "years ago, one vision company offered a 'substantial amount of money' to him if he sold them his technology, but...he declined because he had no assurance that it would be used to bring low-cost glasses to the poor." The special "glasses correct nearsightedness and farsightedness but not astigmatism."
Contact: Lyna Dyson, C.O.V.T.
12845 Poway Rd., Suite 209
Poway, CA. 92064
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2009 CALIFORNIA REGIONAL VISION THERAPISTS’ FORUM
Presented under the auspices of the OEP Foundation
Scheduled for April 17 and 18, 2009
Speakers: Camilla Dukes, O.D., F.C.O.V.D.
Susan Daniels, O.D., F.C.O.V.D.
Diana Ludlum, C.O.V.T.
January 8, 2009: San Diego, Ca: The 2009 California Regional Vision Therapists’ Forum promises to live up to its reputation as one of the best behavioral para-optometric educational conferences. This conference provides 12 hours of continuing education credits. It will offer interactive, informative and timely topics and provide usable applications which can be implemented in the vision therapy room immediately.
The featured presenters and topics will be:
q Dr. Camilla Dukes: HOW TO GET MORE OUT OF VISION THERAPY
q Dr. Susan Daniels: UNDERSTANDING OTHER AVAILABLE THERAPIES FOR THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM
q Diana Ludlum, C.O.V.T.: LEARNING RELATED VISION & THE OCULOMOTOR VESTIBULAR LINK
The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!
FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION CONTACT: LYNA DYSON, C.O.V.T.(858) 748-6210 ¨ firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Comments: Amblyopia can be treated at any age. If you have lazy eye go to http://www.covd.org to find a doctor who will treat this condition appropriately!! DM
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
American Academy of Optometry Association (AAO)
Vision Awareness Network (VAN)
American Optometric Association (AOA)
College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)
Eye Care Council (See To Learn)
Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF)
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)
American Optometric Student Association (AOSA)
Stop by and take a look today. DM
Comments: Hurrah!!! I love all three. Wait! did they say something about "moderation". (Bummer!!) I knew that my colleagues in Norway were up to something when I was there a few weeks ago!
Did I miss the part about single Malt Scotch being good for you too (McCallan 25 year)? DM
A Randomized Trial of Near Versus Distance Activities While Patching for Amblyopia in Children Aged 3 to Less Than 7 Years
Comments: This was a 4-week pilot randomized trial in which 64 children (age 3 to <7) performed near activities to improve visual acuity. These near activities included:
Arts and crafts, Blocks/marbles/dominoes, Board games/puzzles/card games, Cars up close, Computer/video game, Counting up close, Dolls/action figures up close, Homework, Lite-Brite, Playing with toys up close, Sorting/stringing beads, Stacking coins, Tying shoes, Writing/reading/activity books
Does anyone see a single therapeutic activity specificaly designed to improve amblyopia?
I'd take the results of this study with caution. Let's see what the full blown study says....perhaps they will change it appropriately. DM
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Use of the Transcendental Meditation technique to reduce symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by reducing stress and anxiety: A
There are a total of 5 amblyopia studies covering patients from 3 years of age to infinity. [I'm not sure how old infinity is....but I want to live to be that old! DM]
Benefit for patients:
• A pair of glasses with polycarbonate material
• Paid up to $100 for some of studies.
Dr. Kelly Frantz and Dr. Yi also have a study on optic nerve hypoplasia. If you see a patient with unilateral or bilateral small optic nerve head, please refer to them.
We really appreciate your support!
For more information please contact:
Yi Pang, Ph.D., O.D., FAAO.
Illinois College of Optometry / Illinois Eye Institute
3241 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
Monday, January 5, 2009
The submission window for Lectures & Workshops at Academy 2009 Orlando is now open!
Click here to submit your courses.
The deadline for submission is February 2, 2009.
Guidelines can be found here.
Academy 2009 Orlando will take place November 11-14, 2009, at Marriott's Orlando World Center.
The AAO is trying to get as many NEW lectures and topics involved as possible. Which means you younger whipper-snappers may have a better chance of getting a course accepted than those of us who have done this before!! (This of course won't stop me from submitting a course or two for consideration, however.)
There are many reasons to submit a course to the AAO....it looks great on your CV....our Schools and Colleges of Optometry's Deans/Assoc Deans/Chair-folk/President and others thinks it's cool...it builds your case for merit/promotion...but most of all...it's one of the best places to give back to your profession and to share your clinical/research knowledge and insights.
Questions? See all the help on the new and improved AAO site....or just ask me! DM