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Protected: 2024 OVDRA – Infant and Toddler Examination Workshop

OVDRA 2024 Course

Infant and Toddler Exam Workshop

Dr. Jennifer Simonson will be presenting a workshop on testing infant, preschool-aged, developmentally delayed, or non-verbal patients.

Please enter the password presented during the lecture to access course forms, resources, and references.

Protected: WAVE 2024 See to Achieve

WAVE 2024 Conference

See to Achieve: Vision is more than Sight

Course Notes - Dr. Jen Simonson

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WAVE 2024

Visual Development: What is normal and what is not

Dr. Jennifer Simonson will be presenting a course on Assessing Visual Development at the 2024 Western Australia WAVE Conference in Perth, Australia.

Please enter the password presented during the lecture to access course forms, resources, and references.

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3D pictures Set #4 - The family

Optometric Vision Development & Rehabilitation Association Fellow

OVDRA Optometric Vision Development & Rehabilitation Association

Dr. Simonson earned her fellowship in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development in 2006. This organization is updating its brand to better reflect the work optometrists also provide in vision rehabilitation. Vision therapy is an important part of improving vision following injury and illness. Dr. Simonson recently completed her maintenance of certification and will now have a new title. After 17 years, Dr. Simonson will have a new signature: Jennifer S. Simonson, OD, FOVDR, FAAO.

What do the letters FOVDR after your Doctors’ name mean? Fellow of Optometric Vision Development & Rehabilitation

Congratulations Dr. Simonson on Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry!

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) recently hosted its annual meeting, Academy 2023 in New Orleans. The organization’s 101st meeting was met with great fanfare  and the Academy welcomed new Fellows to its ranks. Congratulations to 2023 New Fellow, Jennifer S. Simonson, OD, FCOVD, FAAO!

Protected: 2023 Colorado Vision Training Conference

2023 Colorado Vision Training Conference

Dr. Phil Bugaiski

  • Vision Therapy for Visually Guided Output
  • Breathing Workshop
  • Syntonics Assessment
  • Vision and the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System



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3D Fish

Can Your Child See the Board Clearly? Addressing Vision Issues in the Classroom

Introduction As parents, we strive to ensure our children receive the best education possible. However, there might be a crucial aspect hindering their academic progress that often goes unnoticed - their vision. The ability to see the classroom board clearly is paramount to a child's learning experience. Uncorrected vision problems...

The Power of Visualization: Unveiling the 80% of Learning

Introduction From the moment we are born, our brains are hardwired to process visual information more effectively than any other form of data. As we grow and embark on the journey of education, we rely heavily on our visual senses to understand and grasp new concepts. It's no wonder that...

Sports Vision: Helping Athletes at All Levels Reach Peak Performance





Job Opportunity: Vision Therapist

We are adding to the Boulder Valley Vision Therapy team! If you are interested in training as a vision therapist or helping with administrative tasks, please apply.

Protected: Stereograms 2023


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3D Pictures for Vision Therapy

Protected: 2023 COVD Annual Meeting: Mirror Superimposition Course


The mirror superimposition technique utilizes a mirror to serve as a septum and to create a virtual image to be superimposed over an object in real space. The patient gains experience in sensory fusion and alignment. Sequenced training allows the patient to decrease suppression, develop fusion, and gain binocular vision.

COVD 2023

Boulder valley vision therapy joins the 52nd Annual COVD meeting live in Toronto, Canada on April 25-29, 2023. Our clinic will be represented by our one and only clinic director, Dr. Jennifer Simonson. We are excited to learn new skills and techniques to improve vision therapy services just for you...

Vision Screening at the Wow! children’s museum


Vision Screening at the Wow! Children's Museum

Dia del Nino - April 30, 2023

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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I Spy with My Little Eye

Sydney, Ohio

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about normal vision development in young children.

  2. Identify the signs and symptoms of delayed visual skills development.

  3. Learn Age-appropriate Optometric VT Procedures in the following categories

    1. Visually-guided Gross Motor

    2. Eye-hand coordination

    3. Bilaterality

    4. Oculomotor tracking skills

    5. Accommodation

    6. Binocularity

    7. Visual Perceptual Processing

  4. Practice procedures in a workshop setting to discover through experience the best ways to explain and communicate with young or developmentally delayed patients.

  5. Learn to adapt common VT activities to the appropriate level for this age group.

  6. Learn about vision training strategies for amblyopia to:

    1. Decrease suppression

    2. Improve fixation stability

    3. Improve accuracy of accommodation

    4. Develop depth perception

    5. Improve acuity

  7. Learn vision training procedures for treating strabismus to:

    1. Improve the mobility of the turned eye

    2. Develop central fixation

    3. Build sensory fusion

    4. Build motor fusion (alignment and vergence)

    5. Appreciate stereopsis

  8. Discuss the development of treatment plans for the preschool-aged patients. This will include goal setting, internal organization, documentation, treatment phases, and progress evaluation.

Vision Beyond Sight Podcast: Fun Games to Play for Your Kid’s Visual Development

I was invited to be a guest on the podcast Vision Beyond Sight with Dr. Lynn Hellerstein. My episode is titled Fun Games to Play for Your Kid’s Visual Development with Dr. Jen Simonson (Episode #52). Please have a listen and check out the show!Click here to listen to the podcast now

Game List: Vision Development Game List



We welcome you to an Open House!

You can visit our office for a drop-in Open House Office Tour with Dr. Jen Simonson on either of the following days:

Tuesday, February 28th from 9 am - 10 am

Saturday, March 4th from 9 am - 10:30 am

RSVP via text: 303-443-2257 or

Colorado Vision Training Conference 2022

Colorado Vision Training Conference 2022

Let’s Talk Toddlers: A Vision Therapist’s Guide

Speaker - Jessica Zwilling, COVT

September 16-18 2022



2022 Colorado Vision Summit Course: Prism, Prism, Prism!

Prism, Prism, Prism!

Instructor: Jen Simonson, OD, FCOVD

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Colorado Vision Summit

Aspen, Colorado

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop functional understanding of a prism diopter
  • Understand spatial perception changes caused by viewing through prism
  • Learn about therapy techniques that utilize prisms
  • Understand the purpose and techniques of monocular prism training
  • Utilize bi-ocular vision training using dissociating prism
  • Understand how to build fusional vergence by using binocular prism techniques
  • Reorganize spatial and oculomotor skills by using yoked prism during therapy activities

Protected: AOA 2022 Optometry’s Meeting – Infant and Toddler Examination

This workshop provides hands-on experience in performing examination procedures to test vision in infants, toddlers, and developmentally delayed patients. Specific techniques developed for pediatric eye examinations will be practiced to assess visual function and perceptual processing. Participants will learn testing protocol, scoring, and interpretation.  This course will emphasize clinical observations and how to make age-appropriate modifications of optometric testing.

Keywords: Pediatric Testing, Infant, Toddler, Vision Development, Vision Examination

This page is password protected for course attendees of the AOA 2022 Optometry's Meeting.

Vision Development in Children

The development of vision starts with healthy eyes and good eyesight. However, that is not all we need to see comfortably, accurately, and efficiently. We need to understand what and where we are seeing things. During infancy and time as a toddler, we learn to use our vision to explore colors, shapes, objects, people and develop depth perception and coordination. Learn more about vision development here.

Protected: Building Blocks Course Handouts

This page is for registered course participants. A password is required to access Building Blocks: Vision Therapy for Young Children Course Handouts

Protected: Amblyopia and Strabismus COVD 2022

Welcome to the COVD 2022 Successful treatment of Strabismus and Amblyopia Course. You will need a password to access this course information.


2022 Colorado COVD Study Group

2022 Colorado COVD Study Group

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Title: ABSees: Vision Therapy for Kids age 0-5
Date: Sunday, March 13th, 2022
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: 2800 Valmont Rd, Boulder CO 80301
Colorado CE credit: 4.0

Preschool Vision Podcast

Podcast Cover Instagram Post

Vision is more than 20/20 Podcast: Preschool Vision with Dr. Jennifer Simonson


Building Blocks: Vision Therapy for Young Children



Learn about age-appropriate vision therapy procedures for preschool-aged patients from 3-6 years old. Discover procedures to build tracking, focusing, and binocular skills. Train on visually-guided gross motor coordination, fine motor skills, and visual information processing appropriate to the patient's age and development. This course will cover optometric vision therapy for amblyopia and strabismus to decrease suppression and improve eye alignment and sensory fusion. Learn how to modify therapy techniques for young children and how to successfully sequence vision training.

Signs a Child May Need Vision Therapy

Did you know that a child can have 20/20 vision (“perfect vision”) and still experience visual issues? This is because some individuals can see 20/20 through each eye, but the eyes don’t necessarily work well together to create a clear picture. Vision therapy can help improve the muscular systems of the eye for better teaming, tracking and focusing. It can also improve the eye-brain connection so that the child can interpret visual information more effectively. These therapies allow for proper overall visual development and can improve classroom learning.

2021 AOA Optometry’s Meeting: TBI Visual Evaluation and Management

Audience: Doctor-Para Joint Course

Course Title: TBI: Visual Evaluation and Management

Course Length: 2 hours

Course Description:

This course is designed for the optometrist and paraoptometric to gain knowledge in current diagnostic testing and treatment of vision conditions related to Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). This course will emphasize post-concussion vision syndrome assessment and rehabilitation. Optometrists need to counsel patients on how to avoid further injury, be equipped with the tools to manage patients with TBI, and treat vision conditions that significantly impact the patient’s performance and recovery.

 Category Keywords: TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, Post-Concussion Vision Syndrome, Vision Rehabilitation, Neuro-Optometry

Protected: A B Sees: Vision Therapy for Preschoolers – COVD Canada

Course Title: A B Sees Vision Therapy for Kids aged 2-6

Instructor: Jennifer Simonson, OD, FCOVD

Total Hours: 4

The COPE #70491-FV.

I look forward to providing the membership and colleagues of COVD Canada with a course on Preschool Vision Therapy.

iheartVT Virtual Conference

Top 5 Vision Therapy Tools
Presented by Jennifer Simonson

Learn how to work every visual system pathway using the top 5 vision therapy tools of today. Vision therapy is a progressive program of procedures performed under an optometrist's or doctor's supervision prescribed to improve visual function. Vision therapy utilizes tools such as lenses, prisms, filters, computer programs, and stereoscopes.

Colorado COVD 2020 Winter Study Group

Dr. Simonson and Dr. Hellerstein will share clinical pearls in treating vertical diplopia at the 2020 Colorado COVD study group.  This course will discuss eye alignment, prism prescribing, and recommended vision therapy techniques to decrease symptoms of double vision. The goal is of this course will be to utilize compensatory and therapeutic strategies to improve fusion skills for patients with vertical strabismus and diplopia. During this workshop, attendees will complete hands-on training on clinical testing for vertical misalignment. Stations will include Maddox rod, Modified Thorington, laser-assisted Hess Lancaster, and other clinical techniques to measure the amplitude of misalignment and fusional ability. This training will help vision therapists understand the direction and amplitude of strabismus. Attendees will also experience induced vertical misalignment and determine optimal prism perscription based on findings. In addition, vision training concepts and procedures will be performed to increase the accuracy, stability, and concomitancy of eye alignment. Learn new techniques and appropriate procedure modifications.

SECO 2020 Board Review: Visual Perception, Accommodation, Vergence, and Oculomotor Function

Links and Resources for the SECO 2020 Part 1 Board Review Course section on Visual Perception, Accommodation, Vergence, and Oculomotor Function.

Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 3:30-4:00 pm

Protected: 50th CVTC Therapy Activities and Resources

Vision Therapy Activities and Resources for Exotropia and Esotropia Therapy

50th CVTC Research Article List 2019

Additional links to research studies discussed in the course.

2019 Colorado Vision Training Conference (CVTC)

Title: A New Neurofunctional Approach to the Treatment of Amblyopia and Strabismus

October 11-13, 2019 in Estes Park, Colorado

This course will provide attendees with an understanding of amblyopia and strabismus including eccentric fixation and anomalous correspondence and effective evaluation techniques to determine the prognosis in amblyopia, exotropia and esotropia.

Certified Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT)

COVT Code of Conduct-FINAL (1)...

Stereopsis Course for the Oregon Study Group

Dr. Simonson will be teaching a course about stereopsis to the Oregon Study Group August 9-11, 2019 in Bend, Oregon.

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Testing Stereopsis

Protected: VTODs on Facebook Mentor Page

This is a private group for Dr. Simonson's FCOVDs on Facebook Mentor Team: GRAVITY (GRoup of Awesome VIsion TherapY docs)

Vision training research: Strabismus

Research on vision therapy, orthoptics, and strabismus (eye turn)

Vision training research: Amblyopia

Research on vision therapy and the treatment of amblyopia.

College of Optometrists in Vision Development & Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association Issue Joint Recommendation for Optometric Evaluation Following Brain Injury

Visual problems often overlooked during initial treatment of a brain injury; Left untreated, can have serious consequences.

The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation AssociationTM (NORA) issued a joint call-to-action to all healthcare professionals to consider the need for medical and/or functional optometric rehabilitation services for patients who have suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), such as a concussion, or due to a medical condition such as stroke, tumor, aneurism, meningitis and cerebral palsy, or other neurological insults.

Building Blocks for Vision Development

Dr. Simonson will be lecturing at the 165th Studt Practicum. Join us at Western University College of Optometry in Pomona, California to present:

Building Blocks for Vision Development




2018 Eastern States Congress of Optometry

Dr. Simonson will be lecturing at the 2018 Eastern States Optometric Congress: Baby Steps to Vision

Crown Plaza Hotel, White Plains, New York on October 27-28


  1. Vision Therapy Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
  2. Preschool Kids Vision Testing
  3. Vision Therapy with MFBF (Monocular Fixation in a Binocular Field)




Protected: Breaking through Boundaries

Additional information from the 2018 Colorado Vision Training Conference (password protected for attendees).

2018 Colorado Vision Training Conference

49th Annual Colorado Vision Training Conference

Friday September 21, 2018 - Sunday September 23, 2018

Optimal Vision Performance: Enhancing Visual Function from Development to Rehabilitation to High Level Athletic Skill

Breaking through Boundaries…..

               Bridging science and common sense for better outcomes, improved clinical care, development of professional relationships and patient experience.

2018 AOA TBI Panel

Vision Assessment after Brain Injury

2018 American Optometric Association Concussion/TBI Panel
Moderator: Brenda Montecalvo, OD
Presenters:  Michael Earley, OD, PhD, Jennifer Simonson, OD, FCOVD, Jacqueline Theis, OD

Several visual conditions can result from PCS including difficulties with accommodation, convergence, eye movements and visual perceptual and cognitive delays. This panel will discus optometry’s role in helping improve outcomes with this population.

Boulder Valley Vision Therapy 10 Year Celebration

Boulder Valley Vision Therapy

10 Year Anniversary Open House

Friday, Jun3 8 5:30-8:30 pm

Winter Colorado COVD Study Group 2018

A Novel Approach to Visual Information Processing Skills

Optometrists and Vision Therapists are invited to the winter 2018 Study Group to be held Sunday, February 11th from 1-4:30 pm at Denver Vision Therapy.


Dr. Simonson will be lecturing in Mexico

Doctor Simonson will be presenting a two-day course in Monterrey, Mexico about vision development in preschool-aged children.

The Optometrist’s Role in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Care

The Optometrist's Role in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Care

2017 Denver Metro Optometric Society Meeting
December 5, 2017
2 hrs CE
Dr. Jen Simonson

Vision Therapy Picture Books – by Dr. Jen Simonson

Order form for My Perfect Vision, My Double Vision, My Jumbled Vision, and My Mismatched Vision

en Espanol: Mi Vision Doble, Mi Vision Confusa

Learn more about Vision Therapy through simple stories and colorful illustrations. These are great books for children starting their Vision Therapy Journey.


Summer COVD Study Group 2017

Doctors and Vision Therapists -

Please join us for Summer Study Group 2017:

Topic: Sports Vision
Date: Sunday July 30th
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Host: Dr. Josh Watt & Staff of Impact Vision Therapy

Colorado Vision Summit: Preschool Vision Therapy Activities

This course will discuss normal visual development and how to determine if vision skills are delayed. It will cover activities for building tracking, focusing, and eye teaming skills. We will discuss strategies for treating both amblyopia and strabismus in preschool aged children (2-5).

Join Dr. Simonson for this informative class at the 2017 Colorado Vision Summit, this July in Denver, CO.

Colorado Vision Summit: Mirror Superimposition

Mirror overlap, or "superimposition" activities allow us to build the skills to combine the information from each eye into one unified perception in the brain.

Dr. Simonson will be presenting a hands-on course using this technique to build all levels of sensory fusion at the 2017 Colorado Vision Summit in July.

Colorado Vision Summit: Monocular Fixation in a Binocular Field

Goal: accurate perception of details with one eye and the perception of the background with the other eye.

Ready Writers Camp

Ready Writers Camp is designed to help elementary school aged kids to improve handwriting skills through practice of visual skills, motor skills, and body awareness in a fun activity-oriented setting.

Prism, Prism, Prism!


Prism, Prism, Prism!

Dr. Jen Simonson and certified optometric vision therapist Cami Dowis will be presenting at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Part I: Introduction to the Therapeutic use of prism in Vision Therapy

Part II: Monocular, Bi-ocular, Binocular and Yoked Prism Activity Workshop

Optometrists and Traumatic Brain Injury

Join us on May 8th for a talk about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the role Optometrists play in prevention and treatment. This 1-hour continuing education event will be headed by our very own Optometrists: Dr. Simonson, OD, FCOVD and Dr. Talaber, OD, who will provide knowledge and confidence to diagnose and treat vision conditions related to TBI.

Nutrition and Vision

Elizabeth Bahnsen, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, counsels for a wide variety of nutritional conditions and concerns, predominantly with children and families. The most common being: food allergies and sensitivities, ADHD/ADD, digestive issues, weight loss or gain, celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and picky or selective eaters.

Protected: Prism, Prism, Prism! Course Notes (password protected)

Additional course notes can be found here for the 2017 COVD Annual Meeting course: Prism, Prism, Prism!

Optometrists Change Lives – Vision Rehabilitation for Preschoolers

Dr. Jen Simonson will be speaking with students at the Arizona College of Optometry at Midwestern University about vision rehabilitation for preschool-aged children on Friday, February 3, 2017.

Autumn Colorado COVD Study Group

Autumn COVD Study Group: Sunday, November 6th
10 am - noon

Topic: Eye-Hand coordination: Visually guided fine-motor training

Hostess: Jeri Schneebeck, O.D., F,C.O.V.D.
Highline Vision Center
24200 E. Smoky Hill Rd.Aurora, CO  80016


Protected: 2016 Colorado Vision Training Conference Extra Links and Information

Welcome to the additional resource page for the 2016 Colorado Vision Training Conference.

2016 CVTC Group Pic

Please contact Jen with any questions or information to add to this page.


2016 Colorado Vision Training Conference (CVTC)

2016 Colorado Vision Training Conference

September 16-18, 2016

“Creating Success in the Examination and Treatment of Children with Multiple Issues”

Celia Hinrichs, O.D., FCOVD

Dr. Simonson completed the 2016 Sanet Course

Dr. Simonson just completed 100 hours of continuing education in San Diego, California. The 5-part Sanet Seminar included: Behavioral Vision Concepts, Evaluation and Training of Binocular Vision, Evaluation and Training of Visual Perception, Evaluation and Training of Strabismus and Amblyopia, and Evaluation and Training of Visual Problems Secondary to Acquired Brain Injury.

Protected: Summer COVD Study Group Resources

Colorado COVD Study Group Resources: Body Schema

See to Achieve: the role of vision in sensory and motor development

Dr. Simonson and Cami Dowis, MEd, COVT presented "See to Achieve" at the Boulder Community Hospital on Thursday, May 19th. We greatly value our collaboration in care with the wonderful Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists at BCH!

Summer Colorado COVD Study Group

Join us for Study Group: Sunday, June 12th, 9:00 am - 11 am
Hostess: Leanna Dudley, OD, FCOVD
Location: Denver Vision Therapy, PC2460 West 26th Ave Suite 220-CDenver, CO 80211
Topic: Body Schema

2016 COVD Annual Meeting

Dr. Simonson will be presenting at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. "The Top 5 Tools of Today: Classic vs. Cutting Edge" sponsored by Good-Lite. Friday, April 11 3:30-4:30 PM...

Colorado COVD Study Group 2016

Study Group for Vision Therapists and Optometrists:

Topic: prism, prism, prism!


February 27, 2016
8:30 am – 1 pm

See2Achieve: Virtual Reality, Vision and Learning at SxSW

Healthy vision deeply influences a child’s achievement in reading, learning, success in sports and future career choices. Hear from both an educational technologist and a doctor of optometry and vision therapy as we show how virtual reality is fostering unanticipated benefits for vision health and learning; and how new mobile 3D technology is being used to screen for and improve early childhood vision with real results in the classroom. - See more at:


Sanet Seminars in 2016

Our doctors and staff value continued education and training to better help our patients. Dr. Simonson will be out of the office in 2016 to attend advanced training seminars taught by Bob Sanet, OD, FCOVD in San Diego, California.

2016 CCIRA Conference Course #227

Dr. Simonson will be presenting Course #227 "Classroom Accommodations for Students with Visual Issues" at the 2016 Colorado Council International Reading Association meeting in Denver, CO.

Course 227 CCIRA

Happy Holidays from Boulder Valley VT!

We have a lot of fun at our holiday party - trying out new vision therapy activities that require eye-hand coordination, symmetry, accuracy, balance, visual memory, creativity and sustained focus. Look for these new activities over the month of December 2015.

The Opto App by gLabs

Introducing OPTO - a Vision Therapy tool for iPad.

Consejo Mexicano De Optometria Funcional (COMOF) 2015

Dr. Simonson presented a 3 hour workshop "Binocular Treatment of Amblyopia" on September 24, 2015.Taller 1 - Jueves 24 de Septiembre del 2015 16.30 a 19.30

Tratamiento de la Binocularidad para la ambliopia

Dr. Simonson presented a 45 minute general lecture "Advanced Amblyopia Treatment" on September 26, 2015.

Asistentes en Gereral - Sabado 26 de Septiembre del 2015 9.45 a 10:30
Tratamiento avanzado para Ambliopia

Colorado Vision Training Conference Links

Primitive Reflexes and Sports Vision: Visual Foundations to Peak Performance presented at the 2015 Colorado Vision Training Conference
Helpful links and information page:

2015 Colorado Vision Training Conference

Primitive Reflexes and Sports Vision:  Visual Foundations to Peak Performance

This three day, twelve-hour course is designed to provide participants with hands on learning opportunities to explore the relationship between the developing sensory - motor systems and the emergence of visual motor and visual perceptual functions.  Primitive reflex assessment techniques, live demonstrations, and video analysis will be used to teach medically accepted assessment methods and effective exercises.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage in reflex and sports vision activities aimed at facilitating optimal levels of visual performance.

YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park, Colorado

Speakers: Alex and Patti Andrich
Office: Sensory Focus

Summer COVD Study Group

Doctors and Vision Therapists are invited to attend the joint Colorado and Wyoming Study Group meeting titled: "Binocular Approaches to Amblyopia Treatment."

Sunday August 23, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.

Fort Collin's Family Eye Care: 373 W Drake Rd #3, Fort Collins, CO 80526, (970) 223-7150

2015 Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association Annual Meeting

Many of our doctors and vision therapists will be attending the 24th Annual NORA Conference. This organization provides advanced training in the care and rehabilitation of patients with visual deficits as a result of traumatic brain injury and neurological problems.

2015 COVD Conference

Van Orden Training Utilizing the Stereoscope for iPad

Dr. Jen Simonson's abstract was accepted for the poster display at the College of Optometrists in Vision Development Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

APPLICATION: This therapy training exercise compared visual performance when looking in a digital environment versus a traditional training environment.


Colorado COVD Study Group 2015

The third annual Colorado COVD Study Group Meeting was held 3/15/15 at 1 pm


CCIRA Course 115 – Reading Struggles? 20/20 Vision is NOT Enough

The 2015 CCIRA Theme is "Scoffolding Literacy for One and All - Colloraboration Celebration". Dr. Simonson will be spoke on Thursday, February 5th from 9:15 to 11:15. Course 115 Reading Struggles? 20/20 Vision is NOT Enough

Clinical Pearls for Treating Vertical Deviations

Dr. Simonson presented "Clinical Pearls for Treating Vertical Deviations" at the 44th COVD Anual Meeting, October 21-25, 2014.

45th Annual Colorado Vision Training Conference

Visualization - The Critical Link Between Vision and Learning

John Abbondanza, OD, FCOVD

Dr. Simonson lectured in Mexico at the Consejo Mexicano De Optometria Funcional (COMOF)

The XIX International Academic Congress of Optometry Functional was held in Aguacalientes, Mexico during the first week of September. For more information, please visit here.

August 2014 Vision and Learning Month

Governor Hickenlooper has declared August 2014 - Children's Vision and Learning Month in the State of Colorado!

June 2014 Study Group Meeting

Join us for Study Group up in Ft. Collins on Sunday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m.

Study Group Spring Meeting April 27, 2014

Colorado COVD Study Group Meeting: Sunday April 27th at 1:00 - discussion of the treatment of vision issues following brain injury.

g-Labs to release a Vision Therapy App for use with a custom Stereoscope

At Gerull Labs we decided to build modern vision therapy tools to help children and adults succeed in both. Our new iPad app and stereoscope, create a modern, effective clinic experience and an easy-to-use mobile home complement.

2014 Colorado COVD Study Group Seminar

Theme: Applying new technologies and techniques in your vision therapy program

Please plan to come to the combined doctor and therapist study group (seminar type) on Sunday, February 23rd at 1:00 at Denver Vision Therapy. 

Dr. Simonson will be lecturing at the 2014 CCIRA Conference

The Colorado Council International Reading Association (CCIRA) meeting will be held

February 6-8, 2014 at the Denver Tech Center.
The 2014 Theme is "Embrace the Future, Respect the Past". Dr. Simonson will be speaking on Friday, February 7th from 2:45-4:45 p.m.  Course 331 Classroom Accommodations for Students with Visual Issues

Our Vision Therapy Team

Our mission is to aid in developing children's vision and enhancing adult visual performance.

Dr. Simonson’s article was published in Optometric Managment!

How to Make Vision Therapy a Success

Help patients who have functional vision problems achieve their goals by improving your communication.


Happy Holidays from Boulder Valley Vision Therapy!

Wishing you a happy holiday season!

Is Your Child Ready for ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ 3D Movie?

To find out more about 3D vision and optometric vision therapy, visit the website for the College of Optometrists in Vision Development,

Boulder Valley Vision Therapy will be hosting international students from Aalen University

As part of a Aalen University (Germany) and Pacific University (Oregon, USA) program, we will be hosting professionals in our office to learn pediatric and vision therapy testing and training techniques in April and May 2012.  They will be gaining experience in working with children with developmental delays, autism, and traumatic brain injury.

2013 Colorado Vision Training Conference

** This event has been rescheduled due to flooding and damage in Estes Park, Colorado **

Our doctors and staff will be completing continuing education at the 2013 Colorado Vision Training Conference in Estes Park, CO September 20-22, 2013.  This year's lecturers are Nancy Torgerson, OD, FCOVD and Sam Caldwell, COVT.  The topic of the conference is "Vision and Patients with Atypical Neuro-development: Pearls of Optometry's Contribution to Solving the Puzzle"

Colorado Vision Therapy Training Conference 2013

"Vision and Patients with Atypical Neuro-development: Pearls of Optometry's Contribution to Solving the Puzzle"

Site for more information and the helpful links page.

Colorado COVD Study Group

Our next Colorado COVD Study Group is focused on "Vision Development" and will be held Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 1:00.  Join us at Northpark Vision Center located at 10359 Federal Boulevarde, Suite #100, Westminster, CO.

2013 Colorado Vision Summit

Our doctors and staff will be completing additional continuing education at the 2013 Colorado Vision Summit August 3-4, 2013 in Denver, CO.

Vision Therapy for Divergence Excess

Doctor Simonson will be lecturing at the 2013 Colorado Vision Summit to the Vision Therapist education track. 

Divergence Excess - a tendency for the eyes to turn out at distance.

Learning Objectives –

  1. To understand the signs and symptoms of Divergence Excess.
  2. To learn about treatment options to correct Divergence Excess.
  3. To develop a Divergence Excess vision therapy training program.

Amblyopia Discussion: Colorado COVD Member Meeting

Please join us for an informal discussion about amblyopia diagnosis, treatment, and results of the multiple Amlyopia Treatment Studies funded by the NIH.  Meet us at Boulder Valley Vision Therapy ( for directions).
April 28, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

Colorado COVD Study Group

Strabismus Therapy Pearls

Colorado COVD Study Group Meeting

Premium Pretesting Course

Join us for this very special half-day event of Four hours of continuing education FREE for CPS members!  Saturday, October 6, 2012.  12:00 - 1:00 Lunch provided  1:00 - 5:00 Continuing Education.  Boulder Valley Vision Therapy Office

August is National Children’s Vision and Learning Month

Don't Leave Your Child's Vision Behind -

All-Pro Arizona Cardinals' Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald Celebrates August is National Children's Vision and Learning Month

Vision and Learning

Boulder Valley Vision Therapy patients and staff proudly present Governor Hickenlooper's Vision and Learning Month Declaration August 2012.

Colorado Vision Summit 2012- 4 Stages of Binocularity: The Ladder of Depth Perception

The  4 Stages of Binocularity: The Ladder of Depth Perception was presented by our very own therapists, Amy Zeiger and Kayla Wigle, at the Colorado Vision Summit in Steamboat Springs, Colorado this past July!  Their presentation covered basic diagnostic requirements, treatments techniques, and activites that restore functional binocular vision starting from the bottom up. Below are some of the activites that they covered in thier presentation. Please Enjoy! If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by email at

Premium Pre-testing Workshop for the Colorado Paraoptometric Section

Dr. Simonson presented a hands-on training workshop titled "Premium Pre-testing" on Saturday, February 4, 2012.  We also discussed the visual requirements for maintaining a driver's license in the state of Colorado and how to select appropriate testing during an examination based on driving complaints.

Your Brain on Art

Join The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art for a three-part series of discussions with local artists, scientists, and thinkers as we explore the connections between art and the brain.

Wednesdays, October 12, 19, & 26    6:30 pm            Members: free / Non-Members: $5

The Science of Improvisation - October 12        The Science of Visual Perception- October 19        The Science of Aesthetics - October 26

Vision: Understanding How Visual Deficiencies Effect Function and How to Incorporate Visual Training Concepts into Therapeutic Programs

The target audience for the program includes Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Teachers, Early Childhood and Special Educators.  Please contact Dr. Simonson if you are interested in attending.

Arizona Cardinals’ Wide-Receiver and Pro Bowl MVP, Larry Fitzgerald Encourages Parents to Take Action TODAY

During the many pre and post Superbowl press interviews, Fitzgerald, explained that one of the keys to his success was having vision therapy as a child.  He had a vision problem that was making it difficult to pay attention in school and his grandfather, Dr. Robert Johnson, a developmental optometrist in Chicago, Illinois, diagnosed the vision problem and the appropriate treatment. 

2011 Colorado Vision Training Conference

Diagnosis and Management of Visually-based Reading Disability presented by Barry Tannen, OD, FCOVD, FAAO at the 2011 Colorado Vision Training Conference.

Dr. Simonson, Amy, Barbara, Becki, Gail, and Kayla will be receiving 15 hours of Continuing Education on September 23-26, 2011.

Colorado Vision Summit

2014 Colorado Vision Summit: July 10-13 at the Steamboat Springs Grand and Sheraton Hotels...

Beyond Patching: Current Treatment of Amblyopia

Dr. Simonson provided 2 hours of Continuing Education to the Denver Metro Optometric Society regarding current strategies in the diagnosis, treatment, and co-management of Amblyopia.

Protected: Colorado Vision Training Conference

Our doctors and staff will be completing continuing education at the 2013 Colorado Vision Training Conference at Snow Mountain Ranch, CO November 1-3, 2013.  This year's lecturer is Nancy Torgerson, OD, FCOVD. The topic of the conference is "Vision and Patients with Atypical Neuro-development: Pearls of Optometry's Contribution to Solving the Puzzle"

Keep Your Eyes on the Road: Vision’s Role in Driving

Please see the (1) Guidelines for Driving Recommendations compiled by the Colorado Optometric Association Low Vision Committee, (2) Questions and Answers from the Lecture and (3) the Lecture Handout.  The presentation was given by Dr. Simonson during the 2011 Colorado Vision Summit held in Denver, CO in July.

Brain Storm


Hot family game Patchwork has vision benefits

"My young son got Patchwork out three additional times on his own.  He definitely seems to enjoy it" -  Parent of a color deficient child

Brain Storm

Dr. Simonson was a guest speaker for the "Brain Storm" event at the Boulder Valley School District.

Answers to Questions from the Brain Storm Event

Thank you for your questions about vision development, learning, and vision therapy!

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

E-mail Dr. Simonson at with any additional questions.

2010 Colorado Vision Summit

Anatomy of Vertical Strabismus Course Link to on-line resources:  Ed DeGennero's Courses/Cynthia Cid and Felicia Popowski Courses If you did not get a handout, please e-mail me which courses you need a copy of and be sure to provide your e-mail address to: and I will send you an...

2010 Colorado Vision Training Conference

Dr. Simonson, Dr. Dudley, Barbara and Patty attended the 2010 Colorado Vision Training Conference in Estes Park, CO on September 24-26th.  This year's topic: From Mirror Neurons to Embodied Cognition: A Practical Course For Developing Effective Visual Thinking skills presented by Carl G. Hillier, OD FCOVD.

Famous Neuroscientist Joins Eye Doctors to Offer Advice to Parents

Dr. Susan Barry, neuroscientist, professor and author of Fixing My Gaze.  Dr. Barry, recently interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air program, is famous for gaining 3D vision as an adult and sharing her experiences in her book, which was just released in paperback.

Vision: Understanding How Visual Deficiencies Effect Function and How to Incorporate Visual Training Concepts into Therapeutic Programs

Dr. Jen Simonson and Dr. Gina Gabriel will be offering a Visual Training Course in Colorado Springs on March 15, 2010.

Flat Stanley Visits our Office

Pictures of Ashley's school project: When Flat Stanley visited Colorado, he received a vision examination and learned some eye exercises.

From Temple Grandin to Moms Fighting Autism…seeing the vision connection

As a testament to her ability to apply herself, Dr. Temple Grandin describes the impact of her vision in her book, Thinking in Pictures, and Other Reports of My Life with Autism.

Colorado Vision Training Conference

Sports Vision Training is the Topic of the 2009 Colorado Vision Training Conference.

College of Optometrists in Vision Development

The 39th Annual meeting of the International organization, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development is being held in Colorado October 13-17th.

Brain Storm Handout

Thank you for coming to our website for more information about vision therapy.

2009 College of Optometrists in Vision Development Conference

The COVD annual meeting was held in Denver, CO October 12-17, 2009.  All of our staff and doctors attended this educational conference and trade show.

Boulder Valley Vision Therapy Staff

Our team of certified optometric vision therapists and doctors.

CU Pre-Optometry Club

Our office will be hosting the University of Colorado Pre-Optometry club meeting on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

2009 COVD Annual Meeting

Our staff will completing continuing education at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Teacher Training in Estes Park

Vision and Learning:  Why Seeing is Achieving was presented by Dr. Jen Simonson and Dr. Gina Gabriel (from Eagle Eye Vision in Longmont, CO) to the Estes Park School District Teachers on August 18, 2009.

Estes Park Educators Training

Jen Simonson, OD, FCOVD and Gina Gabriel, OD, MS will be presenting a program to the educators at the Estes Park School District on Tuesday, August 18th.

Vision and Learning Presentation

Doctor Simonson spoke at the Estes Park School District on April 2, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. about Vision and Learning.  Dr. Simonson is part of the non-profit Vision and Learning Forum of Colorado. Contact the Vision and Learning Forum if you would like to schedule an free informational talk for your school or PTA.

Dr. Tara Peterson, President


Susan Barry (“Stereo Sue”) publishes a book called “Fixing my Gaze”

Mount Holyoke professor Susan Barry, a neurobiologist, writes an inspirational story about her journey into "Seeing in Three Dimensions" at the age of 48 after completing vision therapy.  Cross-eyed since infancy, she had three surgeries to correct the misalignment of her eyes, but never was able to see depth perception until vision therapy.

Renovations scheduled for January 28th

Installation of our new cabinetry will begin at 7:00 am on January 28th.  Watch our office transform in 2009!


Our Remodel has begun!

Please Pardon our Dust . . .

Toys and Games for the Holidays

Looking for some great gifts for the holidays?  Here are our 2008 recommended toys and games for vision development!

2008 Colorado Vision Training Conference

We viewed the splendor of the Rocky Mountains . . . out the windows of the lecture hall.  Although we had planned on 14 hours of lecture on neurology, research, and vision therapy techniques, Dr. Bob Sanet was so interesting, we talked him into speaking an hour more.

Staff to attend the Colorado Vision Training Conference

Dr. Simonson values education and training for her staff.  Our vision therapists and doctors will be attending the Colorado Vision Training Conference with lecturer Bob Sanet, OD, FCOVD.

Colorado Special Olympics “Opening Eyes” Program

Dr. Simonson and Krystal are volunteering at the Colorado State Special Olympics.

Dr. Simonson joins Dowis Vision Therapy Center

Dr. Simonson joined the practice in February 2008.

NPR Report: Learning to See in Stereo

Read and listen to the NPR Morning Edition story: Learning to See in Stereo