Keep up to date on the latest vision news from our practice.
May 30, 2019
COVT Code of Conduct-FINAL (1)...
Apr 18, 2019
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.
Apr 16, 2019
Dr. Simonson will be teaching a course about stereopsis to the Oregon Study Group August 9-11, 2019 in Bend, Oregon.
Apr 01, 2019
This is a private group for Dr. Simonson's FCOVDs on Facebook Mentor Team: GRAVITY (GRoup of Awesome VIsion TherapY docs)
Mar 07, 2019
Research on vision therapy, orthoptics, and strabismus (eye turn)
Mar 07, 2019
Research on vision therapy and the treatment of amblyopia.
Feb 26, 2019
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.
Jan 15, 2019
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
Dec 15, 2018
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.
Oct 09, 2018
Dr. Simonson will be lecturing at the 2018 Eastern States Optometric Congres
s: Baby Steps to Vision
Crown Plaza Hotel, White Plains, New York on October 27-28
- Vision Therapy Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Preschool Kids Vision Testing
- Vision Therapy with MFBF (Monocular Fixation in a Binocular Field)
Sep 22, 2018
Additional information from the 2018 Colorado Vision Training Conference (password protected for attendees).
Jul 15, 2018
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.
Jun 17, 2018
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.
May 01, 2018
Boulder Valley Vision Therapy
10 Year Anniversary Open House
Friday, Jun3 8 5:30-8:30 pm
Feb 06, 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.
Feb 02, 2018
Doctor Simonson will be presenting a two-day course in Monterrey, Mexico about vision development in preschool-aged children.
Dec 06, 2017
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
Jul 20, 2017
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.
Jul 20, 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
Jul 08, 2017
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.
Jul 08, 2017
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.
Jul 08, 2017
Goal: accurate perception of details with one eye and the perception of the background with the other eye.
Jun 01, 2017
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.
Apr 14, 2017
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
Apr 12, 2017
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.
Apr 10, 2017
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.
Mar 19, 2017
Additional course notes can be found here for the 2017 COVD Annual Meeting course: Prism, Prism, Prism!
Feb 03, 2017
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.
Nov 06, 2016
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
Sep 17, 2016
Welcome to the additional resource page for the 2016 Colorado Vision Training Conference.
Please contact Jen with any questions or information to add to this page.
Sep 16, 2016
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
Sep 11, 2016
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.
Jun 14, 2016
Colorado COVD Study Group Resources: Body Schema
May 17, 2016
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!
Apr 05, 2016
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
Mar 29, 2016
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...
Feb 27, 2016
Study Group for Vision Therapists and Optometrists:
Topic: prism, prism, prism!
February 27, 2016
8:30 am – 1 pm
Feb 26, 2016
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: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_PP49162#sthash.4kCH8QJT.dpuf
Jan 12, 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.
Dec 19, 2015
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.
Dec 12, 2015
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.
Nov 08, 2015
- a Vision Therapy tool for iPad.
Sep 24, 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
Sep 18, 2015
Primitive Reflexes and Sports Vision: Visual Foundations to Peak Performance presented at the 2015 Colorado Vision Training Conference
Helpful links and information page:
Aug 25, 2015
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
Jul 07, 2015
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,
May 10, 2015
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.
Apr 16, 2015
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.
Mar 15, 2015
The third annual Colorado COVD Study Group Meeting was held 3/15/15 at 1 pm
Feb 05, 2015
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
Oct 09, 2014
Dr. Simonson presented "Clinical Pearls for Treating Vertical Deviations" at the 44th COVD Anual Meeting, October 21-25, 2014.
Sep 26, 2014
Visualization - The Critical Link Between Vision and Learning
John Abbondanza, OD, FCOVD
Sep 09, 2014
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.
Aug 09, 2014
Governor Hickenlooper has declared August 2014 - Children's Vision and Learning Month in the State of Colorado!
Jun 22, 2014
Join us for Study Group up in Ft. Collins on Sunday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Apr 27, 2014
Colorado COVD Study Group Meeting: Sunday April 27th at 1:00 - discussion of the treatment of vision issues following brain injury.
Apr 09, 2014
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.
Feb 23, 2014
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.
Feb 07, 2014
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
Jan 06, 2014
Our mission is to aid in developing children's vision and enhancing adult visual performance.
Dec 09, 2013
How to Make Vision Therapy a Success
Help patients who have functional vision problems achieve their goals by improving your communication.
JENNIFER SIMONSON, O.D., F.C.O.V.D., BOULDER, COLO.
Dec 09, 2013
Wishing you a happy holiday season!
Oct 09, 2013
To find out more about 3D vision and optometric vision therapy, visit the website for the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, www.covd.org
Oct 09, 2013
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.
Oct 09, 2013
** 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"
Oct 09, 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.
Aug 18, 2013
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.
Aug 03, 2013
Our doctors and staff will be completing additional continuing education at the 2013 Colorado Vision Summit August 3-4, 2013 in Denver, CO.
Aug 03, 2013
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 –
- To understand the signs and symptoms of Divergence Excess.
- To learn about treatment options to correct Divergence Excess.
- To develop a Divergence Excess vision therapy training program.
Apr 28, 2013
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 (www.bouldervt.com for directions).
April 28, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
Feb 09, 2013
Strabismus Therapy Pearls
Colorado COVD Study Group Meeting
Oct 09, 2012
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
Aug 09, 2012
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
Aug 09, 2012
Boulder Valley Vision Therapy patients and staff proudly present Governor Hickenlooper's Vision and Learning Month Declaration August 2012.
Jul 09, 2012
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 04, 2012
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.
Oct 19, 2011
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
Oct 09, 2011
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.
Oct 09, 2011
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.
Oct 09, 2011
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.
Oct 09, 2011
2014 Colorado Vision Summit: July 10-13 at the Steamboat Springs Grand and Sheraton Hotels...
Oct 04, 2011
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.
Sep 09, 2011
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"
Jul 09, 2011
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.
Apr 09, 2011
"My young son got Patchwork out three additional times on his own. He definitely seems to enjoy it" - Parent of a color deficient child
Oct 09, 2010
Dr. Simonson was a guest speaker for the "Brain Storm" event at the Boulder Valley School District.
Oct 09, 2010
Thank you for your questions about vision development, learning, and vision therapy!
Oct 09, 2010
E-mail Dr. Simonson at email@example.com
with any additional questions.
Oct 09, 2010
Anatomy of Vertical Strabismus Course Link to on-line resources: http://library.med.utah.edu/kw/hyperbrain/movies/ch7/extraocular.htm 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: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you an...
Sep 09, 2010
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.
Aug 26, 2010
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.
Apr 09, 2010
Dr. Jen Simonson and Dr. Gina Gabriel will be offering a Visual Training Course in Colorado Springs on March 15, 2010.
Mar 09, 2010
Pictures of Ashley's school project: When Flat Stanley visited Colorado, he received a vision examination and learned some eye exercises.
Feb 16, 2010
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.
Nov 09, 2009
Sports Vision Training is the Topic of the 2009 Colorado Vision Training Conference.
Oct 13, 2009
The 39th Annual meeting of the International organization, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development is being held in Colorado October 13-17th.
Oct 09, 2009
Thank you for coming to our website for more information about vision therapy.
Oct 09, 2009
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.
Oct 09, 2009
Our team of certified optometric vision therapists and doctors.
Oct 09, 2009
Our office will be hosting the University of Colorado Pre-Optometry club meeting on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Sep 09, 2009
Our staff will completing continuing education at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Aug 18, 2009
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.
Aug 09, 2009
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.
Apr 02, 2009
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
Mar 09, 2009
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.
Jan 28, 2009
Installation of our new cabinetry will begin at 7:00 am on January 28th. Watch our office transform in 2009!
Jan 09, 2009
Please Pardon our Dust . . .
Dec 09, 2008
Looking for some great gifts for the holidays? Here are our 2008 recommended toys and games for vision development!
Oct 09, 2008
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.
Sep 09, 2008
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.
May 09, 2008
Dr. Simonson and Krystal are volunteering at the Colorado State Special Olympics.
Feb 09, 2008
Dr. Simonson joined the practice in February 2008.