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2009 College of Optometrists in Vision Development Conference


Congratulations to Amy, Barbara, Gail and Krystal on achieving their Certified Optometric Vision Therapist Designations!


Vision Therapists at Boulder Valley Vision Therapy Center Become certified optometric Vision therapists

            For Immediate Release Aurora, OH --- The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) has announced that Krystal Hanegan, Gail Henry, Barbara Nelson and Amy Zeiger of Boulder, Colorado, have each been designated as a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT) at the association's Annual Meeting held October 13-17, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. These therapists were four of 16 therapists nationally, awarded COVT status by the COVD Board of Directors in 2009.  They work in the office of Jennifer Simonson, O.D., F.C.O.V.D. and Dr. Roger Dowis O.D., F.C.O.V.D.

            To become a COVT, a therapist must be employed by an optometrist who is a Fellow of the College, complete a guided study education program, and pass a written and an oral examination process administered by the COVD International Examination and Certification Board.  The certification process provides an opportunity for optometric vision therapists to expand and document their knowledge and skills in vision therapy and enhances their ability to assist the optometrist in providing patient services in this area.  Achieving certification status provides recognition of the therapist's capabilities in this increasingly important area of optometric care.

            The College of Optometrists in Vision Development is a professional membership association of optometrists, optometric vision therapists, optometric resident, students and other eye care professionals.  In addition to conducting a certification program, COVD also provides members and the public with access to information, research, education materials and programs in the areas of developmental vision care, optometric vision therapy, vision rehabilitation and related fields.

 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:  Pamela R. Happ, CAE - COVD Executive Director at or 330.995.0718