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Dr. Simonson answers your Questions: Vision: Understanding How Visual Deficiencies Effect Function and How to Incorporate Visual Training Concepts into Therapeutic Programs

Question #1: Subject     how to locate vision therapy in Colo Springs 

Message     Hi Dr. Jen, I attended your course this past Monday and I
wanted to get a current list of places to send students/parents that
might benefit from vt. People attending the course said some of the
offices at Chapel Hills are no longer current. The course was excellent!
I enjoyed both you and Gina Gabriel and learned lots.    

Answer #1:  I typically go to www.covd.org and use the find-a-doctor locator feature.  Type in the patient’s zip code on the main page, or you can search by city or state under the “Advanced” search tab. 

3/24/10: after a few e-mails and phone calls, I received the following responses so far:

1) Dave Timochko. O.D, FCOVD: I am interested in possibly sharing space with a Pt or ot and doing vision therapy within that group. Please let me know if you think of anyone who might be interested in this idea of sharing office space.

2) Sara Johnson, O.D.
1465 Kelly Johnson Blvd Ste 110
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-598-6000
http://www.google.com/profiles/saracjohnson 

Here is the COVD List of Doctors in Colorado Springs:

Staci Perea McMullen, O.D., FCOVD
595 Chapel Hills Drive Ste 103
Colorado Springs, CO 80920, US
PH: (719) 599-5083
FX: (719) 599-3291

Email: pereasr@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.chapelhillsvision.com


David W. Timochko, OD, FCOVD
836 Coyote Willow Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80921, US
PH: 719-510-9348
FX:

Email: drdavidtimochko@hotmail.com
Website:


Tom Wilson, O.D., FCOVD
595 Chapel Hills Drive Ste 103
Colorado Springs, CO 80920, US
PH: (719) 599-5083
FX: (719) 599-3291

Email: tomwilson@falconbroadband.net
Website: www.chapelhillsvision.com


Loralie Hodges, O.D.
8615 Braeswood Pt, #1
Colorado Springs, CO 80920, US
PH: (719) 333-5144
FX:

Email: loralie_ellington@yahoo.com
Website:


Sara C. Johnson, OD
Academy Vision Science Clinic
1465 Kelly Johnson Blvd, Ste 110
Colorado Springs, CO 80920, US
PH: (719) 598-6000
FX: (719) 785-5751

Email: saracjohnson@gmail.com
Website: www.academyvision.org


John Rabins, O.D., Ph.D
Optom Eyes
3585 Van Teylingen Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80917, US
PH: (719) 550-3937
FX: (719) 268-6694

Email: drrabins@optom-eyes.com
Website:


John Rabins, O.D., Ph.D
Optom Eyes
925 North Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909, US
PH: (715) 597-1995
FX: (715) 597-6113

Email: drrabins@optom-eyes.com
Website:

* I also called to Chapel Hills and Dr. McMullen and Dr. Wilson are still accepting new therapy referrals.  Dr. Puckett is now exclusively in Monument, CO.

Question #2 – What can be done for children with visual handicaps AND severe developmental delays?

It will be helpful for you to know the following: depth perception, visual acuity, peripheral vision, and tracking ability.  I would recommend a vision evaluation.  If you go to www.infantSEE.org, you will find optometrists who are able to test visual skills on very young, or developmentally young children.  A good guideline for development is here: http://infantsee.org/documents/InfantSEEBackgrounder.pdf.  Another resource is www.covd.org (use doctor locator in the top right corner).  

If the children have severe vision issues, I highly, highly recommend the Anchor Center:  http://www.anchorcenter.org/  

As far as easy visual development exercises to incorporate into your physical therapy program, I really like the following book: Active baby, healthy brain birth – 5 1/2 by Margaret Sasse Call # 155.413   Thanks!  Dr. Simonson