Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Horizons Center: Eye Care for those with Disabilities

Today, I and several of my residents and students are providing eye and vision care for several individuals served by the New Horizons Center. It is a valuable learning experience for my students and residents (me too!). Individuals with disability need eye and vision care. If you have a child or adult child with a disability make an appointment at the Illinois Eye Institute Disability Service today! I'm there on Tuesday afternoons. Do it! DM

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Signs Your Child May Be the Victim of Bullying in School

Signs Your Child May Be the Victim of Bullying in School

....According to a May 2011 survey published by the United States Department of Education, approximately 8,166,000 students between the ages of 12 and 18 reported that they were being bullied in school; this number translates to about 31.7% of American students in that age group. The effects of bullying have been emphasized to parents, educators and childcare providers as media coverage of teen suicides resulting from unchecked bullying increases. In today’s world, children require protection from each other, as well as reprehensible adult influence. Fortunately, there are a few warning signs that could indicate that your child is the victim of schoolyard bullies....

 Comments: Read more by clicking on the title above. DM 

Child Vision Research Society Meeting

The XIV Biennial Meeting of the 
Child Vision Research Society

June 17 to 19, 2013, Ontario, Canada

Go to and click on the links.
The abstract deadline is January 13th 2013

The 2013 biennial meeting of the Child Vision Research Society will be held at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto
For more information you may contact Susan Leat (1-519-888-4567 ext. 32040, [email protected]).
Three keynote speakers are already confirmed for 2013:
  • Susan Cotter, Professor, Southern California School of Optometry will speak on refractive development and the findings of the MEPED study.
  • Daphne Maurer, Professor, Department of Psychology, McMaster University will speak on higher level visual development.
  • Dave Saint-Amour, Professor, Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal will speak on multisensory integration and amblyopia.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

EHR Survey: Take it Now Please!

The folks at Software Advice asked me to ask you to take this very short, 10 question survey.

I just took it. It's quick and easy....and it lets you vent a bit about your new EHR system! Do it! Thanks. DM

Optometric Education is now available

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is pleased to announce
that Volume 38, Number 1 (Fall 2012) of the journal
is now available for download. 

The issue contains the following:

The Journey of Scholarship
Aurora Denial, OD, FAAO

Peer-Reviewed Articles
A Review of Faculty Perceptions, Barriers and Resources Related to Scholarly Productivity
Aurora Denial, OD, FAAO
Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, DrPH

The Effect of Participating in Continuing Optometric Education: A Pilot Study
Claire Mc Donnell, DipOpt, PGDE
Martina Crehan, MA

ASCO’s Dr. Lester Janoff Award for Writing Excellence to be presented in 2013

Think Tank
How do you create, support and nurture a culture of scholarship at your institution?

3D in the Optometric Classroom: Forward-Thinking or Fluff?
James Kundart, OD, MEd, FAAO

Industry News
Past issues of Optometric Education are available on the ASCO Web site at