Friday, August 16, 2013

Binocular Vision, Perception & Pediatric Optometry at the AAO!!!

American Academy of Optometry
Binocular Vision Sessions at Academy 2013 Seattle

As you know, Academy 2012 Phoenix offered excellent symposia, lectures and workshops related to binocular vision. Academy 2013 Seattle will feature the following related sessions that you will not want to miss!

 Section Symposium:
"Management of Adult Strabismus: Controversies & Conundrums"
Wednesday, October 23 - 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Strabismus treatment is not only for kids! Adult strabismus, whether recent-onset or longstanding, compromises binocular function, can cause diplopia and other symptoms, and is associated with wide-ranging effects on various aspects of patients' lives, particularly psychosocial functioning. Clinical pearls for non-surgical and surgical management and pre- and post-surgical considerations for patients with adult strabismus will be provided. Speakers are Susan Cotter, OD, MS, FAAO, David Stager Sr., MD, Jonathan M. Holmes, MD, and Richard London, MS, OD, FAAO.

Binocular Vision Papers and Posters
Binocular Vision Papers, Saturday 8:00 - 9:45 AM (Room 2A)
Posters will be displayed on Friday from 10:00 AM to Noon, and 2:00 to 4:00 PM. 

Other Lectures on Binocular Vision 

Wednesday, Oct. 23Thursday, Oct. 24Friday, Oct. 25Saturday, Oct. 26
8-9 AM
Things Aren't Always as They Appear
Richard London
9-11 AM
Eye on Reading
John Tassinari, Eric Borsting
2-3 PM
Visual Information Processing (VIP) for Your Very Important Patients
Don Lyon
10-11 AM
Pediatric Cortical Visual Impairment
Dominick Maino
9-10 AM
How to Examine Infants Toddlers and Preschoolers
Wendy Marsh-Tootle
11 AM-12 PM
Management of Accommodative Disorders
Kelly Frantz
3-4 PM
Handling Hard to Handle Kids
Regina Garriott, Rachel Coulter
11 AM-12 PM
Infantile Esotropia-Diagnosis and Treatment
Curtis Baxstrom
10 AM-12 PM
Efficient and Effective Diagnosis and Treatment of Strabismus and Amblyopia
David Kirschen
1:30-2:30 PM
Cortical Visual Impairment and Blindness: Functional Implications and Rehabilitation
Kia Eldred
4-6 PM
Common Pediatric Ocular Diseases and Their Treatments
Christine Allison
12:30-1:30 PM
A Practical Approach to Traumatic Brain Injury for the Primary Care OD
Geeta Girdher, Navjit Sanghera
2-3 PM
Management of Acquired Binocular Vision Disorders in the Adult Population
Kia Eldred
2:30-3:30 PM
Management Options for the Diplopic Patient
Richard London
2:30-4:30 PM
Diagnosis and Management of Intermittent Exotropia: Pearls and Paradigms
Susan Cotter, Angela Chen
3:30-4:30 PM
Challenges in Amblyopia Management
Timothy Hug
4:30-5:30 PM
Sports Vision Grand Rounds
Graham Erickson, Fraser Horn
If you haven't already done so, register for Academy 2013 Seattle today!  

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Behavioral effects of low plus lenses

Larrabee PE Jr, Jones FR. Behavioral effects of low plus lenses. Percept Mot Skills. 1980 Dec;51(3 Pt 1):913-4.

This study explored the relationship between the application of low plus reading lenses and the improvement of performance at a child's near working distance. 11 school-aged subjects were selected at random, screened for their ability to accept low plus lenses, then given a paper-and-pencil task to perform both with and without the plus lenses. Statistically significant behavioral changes were associated with wearing the low plus-power reading lenses while performing the near paper-and-pencil task.