Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Eastern States Congress of Optometry courses taught by Dr. Jen Simonson
2018 Eastern States Optometric Congress
Baby Steps to Vision
October 27-28, 2018
White Plains, New York
- Wach’s Analysis of Cognitive Structures testing kit:
- Gesell Copy Forms:
- Copy Form Test:
- NSUCO Oculomotor Test Summary:
- Standing Angels Testing:
VISION THERAPY RESOURCES:
- Brand of bubbles that you can catch and stack: “Grab-a-bubble”
- Attribute Blocks:
- attribute Blocks
- Parquetry Blocks: Parquetry Blocks
- Emergent red/green glasses and therapy activities: https://emergentvt.com/collections/a-le-carte
- Red/Green Toybox http://www.redgreentoybox.com/
- Craft Store items:
- Black felt (large)
- Red felt sheets
- Green felt sheets
- Pom poms (red/green/white) pom poms
- Pipe cleaners (red/green/white) Pipe Cleaners
- Wood clothes pins
Please contact Dr. Jen Simonson with any other suggestions and resources to add to this list.
Course Title: Prism, Prism, Prism!
Part I: Prism Prism Prism Part 1 Handout Simonson
This course is an introduction to the use of prism in order to improve sensory perception and oculomotor control. This course will discuss monocular, bi-ocular, binocular and yoked prism use in vision therapy.
Part II: Prism Prism Prism Part 2 Handout Simonson
This workshop will provide hands-on experience and demonstration of vision therapy procedures. Participants will complete training using prism bars, prism flippers, loose prism, Risley Prism, prism glasses, and yoked prism. Techniques will include monocular, bi-ocular, binocular and yoked prism activities.
For password protected information, please visit: Prism Course Notes
COVD 2015 Poster: Van Orden Training Utilizing the Stereoscope for iPad
BACKGROUND: Millard E. Van Orden developed a stereoscopically drawn visual pattern to gain insight on the patient’s binocular visual behavior pattern. This drawing records the projection in space of corresponding visual areas. When used for training, the patient receives feedback on the reorganization of visual space and stability of eye posture and binocular vision.
PROCEDURES: Van Orden drawings were completed with the Translucent Correct-eye-scope set at 0-0 and the Stereoscope for iPad set at 0 (optical far-point). The optics of the prismatic lens allow for a distance accommodative and vergence demand, but a physical distance of 20 centimeters. Targets included binocular vision space testing, far point – peripheral control, base-in projection stereo training, and base-out projection stereo training. Instructions were the same for both the traditional and digital drawings and followed the Van Orden Technique of Visual Rehabilitation Instruction Manual (Keystone View Company, www.keystoneview.com/download_manuals/6104_van_orden.pdf)
Dr. Simonson presented a poster at the 2015 COVD Annual meeting.
1. Ability to complete testing and training in more postures with the same device (standing or sitting, primary gaze or up/down gaze)
2. Ability to add images to electronic health records for performance documentation.
3. Ability to test visual performance when viewing a digital device (clinically noted to cause more visual complaints).
Link to more information: Van Orden Tracing on the Stereoscope for iPad and OPTO App
Thank you for submitting your abstract, ” Van Orden Training Utilizing the Stereoscope for iPad”, to the 2015 COVD annual meeting. The review process has concluded, and we are pleased to inform you that your abstract was accepted, to be presented as a poster. It is scheduled to be displayed on Thursday, April 16 and Friday April, 17 2015 on poster board #29.
I really enjoyed the opportunity to speak during the general education program of the 2014 College of Optometrists in Vision Development Annual Meeting. Part of the reason I wanted to do this is because presenting to a group lets me research and organize my thoughts on a particular topic. In this case, it was treating vertical strabismus with vision therapy. I hope this information is helpful to you in clinical practice! – Dr. Simonson
Link to more information from the course “Clinical Pearls for Treating Vertical Deviations“
To maintain certification as a vision therapist, each staff person must work with a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and receive continuing education credits yearly.
Continuing Education is an important part of being a vision therapist. Our therapists attend the Colorado Vision Training Conference, The Colorado Vision Summit, and the Annual Meeting of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
We also have staffing meetings every Monday for two hours to provide additional training, to discuss patient progress and plan treatment.