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October 2020

Light & Field Therapy

October 1, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm UTC+0
Halifax, NS Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada + Google Map

A 2 day Syntonic lecture intended to occur in Halifax, Nova Scotia. More details about registration will follow. This event was originally scheduled for June but is being rescheduled to autumn 2020 (tentatively) due to coronavirus. PLEASE NOTE THE DATE THIS EVENT IS IN THE CALENDAR IS NOT THE SCHEDULED DATE. THIS DATE IS A PLACEHOLDER UNTIL MORE DETAILS BECOME AVAILABLE.

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How to Speed Up and Stabilize Visual Processing by Individually Designed Motion Training

October 3, 2020 - October 4, 2020

"There is no orderly life without proper motion. Visual processing can show this impressively." Showing very good results as well with typical deficits in processing because of binocular coordination delays (FD), or after TBI´s, or simply in the presence of asthenopic complaints, with postural deficits, aso, I think these motion exercises a MUST for behavioral optometrists offering VT. Learn More

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November 2020

OEP Clinical Curriculum- VT1/Visual Dysfunctions

November 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
The Eye Studio, 104-488 McCoy Drive
Red Deer County, Alberta T4E 0A4 Canada
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Instructor: Geoff Heddle, OD https://www.oepf.org/calendar/oepf-clinical-curriculum-vt1visual-dysfunctions-5

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OEP Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injury with Paul Harris

November 20, 2020 - November 22, 2020
Dr. Lorelei Zeiler, 245 Argyle Street South
Calendonia, Ontario N3W 1K7 Canada
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This course builds on the OEPF CORE Foundation of VT1, VT2, and VT3. The course takes a case-based approach and provides two new grids of vision therapy activities. https://www.oepf.org/sites/default/files/calendar/ABI%20TBI%20Nov.%2020-22%2C2020%20Canada_0.pdf

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January 2021

V.T.I. Vision Therapy Integration

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Canada

Topic: Vision Therapy Integration How to Integrate or begin a successful VT practice Details:  Designed for Optometrists looking to offer Vision Therapy at their clinics but not sure of the most efficient way to integrate it into their clinics.You will be guided step by step on how to begin, what to buy, where to further train and much more. This two-three hour session will be offered across Canada and will be facilitated by Optometrists approved and trained through Vision Therapy…

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April 2021

The Optometrists’ Role in Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury -Alberta Association Spring Symposium

April 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MDT

There are more than 200,000 concussion cases annually in Canada. Learn about the optometrists' role with fundamental concepts of concussions and treatment approach, inter-professional management approaches, nutrition for concussion management, neuro-visual rehabilitation, and more. There is a full agenda of morning lectures and an afternoon of interactive grand rounds case analysis on concussions and vision therapy management.  The afternoon seminar will give you the experience to apply your knowledge and work with a smaller group to present your recommendation for…

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Virtual Spring Symposium

April 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Mark your calendars! The AAO’s Annual Spring Symposium is going virtual on Saturday, April 24th. There are more than 200,000 concussion cases annually in Canada. Learn about the optometrists' role with fundamental concepts of concussions and treatment approach, interprofessional management approaches, nutrition for concussion management, neuro-visual rehabilitation, and more. We have a full agenda of morning lectures and an afternoon of interactive grand rounds case analysis on concussions and vision therapy management. The afternoon seminar will give you the experience…

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May 2021

Embracing the Future of Vision Therapy Leveraging Technology to Create Better Teams, Systems and Patient Outcomes

May 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Join EyeCarePro and Vision Therapy Canada's Dr. Paul Rollett for a CE webinar on embracing the future of Vision Therapy. This webinar will give an outline for how to think about implementing different tools for balancing efficiency and effectiveness within the Vision Therapy setting. Attendees will be given practical and tactical advice for building headache free systems that will allow them to focus efforts on what they do best - changing people's lives. Click Here to Register  

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June 2021

Visualization – The Critical Link with Dr. John Abbondanza

June 5, 2021 - June 6, 2021

Visualization is a skill that can have a significant impact on patients in a vision therapy program, yet it is commonly not emphasized in many optometric programs and often misunderstood. This two-day seminar will review our current understanding of visualization from a behavioral and neurophysiological view and teach how visualization techniques may be incorporated into any VT program. Specific procedures designed to help patients with reading, math, and spelling will be reviewed, as well as how visualization may be important…

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February 2022

Myopia Control – Optical Solutions

February 17, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Free – $50

Myopia is becoming a global epidemic and is associated with a greater risk for eye disease in adults.  Optometrists now have tools to help slow progression in myopia.  This webinar with Dr. April Eryou will review the data surrounding spectacle lens options, contact lens option, eye drops and vision therapy.

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March 2022

Overview of Vision Aspects of Reading- March 6th and 13th at 4pm EST

March 6, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Join Dr. Meredith Graham for an Overview of Vision Aspects of Reading. This course will define reading and provide a framework for the Optometrist’s role in treating vision problems that impact reading. Concepts of visual attention and visual sampling will be introduced, as theories of learning that relate to reading are explored. Dr. Graham will review the research on reading and what we need to know as optometrists. What aspects of performance testing are relevant for reading? How do we…

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Overview of Vision Aspects of Reading- March 6th and 13th at 4pm EST

March 13, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join Dr. Meredith Graham for an Overview of Vision Aspects of Reading. This course will define reading and provide a framework for the Optometrist’s role in treating vision problems that impact reading. Concepts of visual attention and visual sampling will be introduced, as theories of learning that relate to reading are explored. Dr. Graham will review the research on reading and what we need to know as optometrists. What aspects of performance testing are relevant for reading? How do we…

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May 2022

Visual Stress and Reading

May 26, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Free – $50

Karen Monet -Opticalm May 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm ET -Zoom Event   Visual Stress and Reading: How (Mis)Perception Can Affect Visual Clarity and the Readability of Text This one-hour course presentation will outline Visual Stress, it’s neurological origins and clinical indicators, and will describe the methodical approach to patient identification, diagnosis and treatment. Visual Stress is neurological, it is a perceptual processing problem where the visual cortex becomes hyperactivated in the presence of light, contrast, patterns, flicker, and movement,…

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June 2022

Motor Training Within Optometric Vision Therapy (Ontario) – Additional Course

June 6, 2022 - June 7, 2022
Dr. Lorelei Zeiler, 245 Argyle Street South
Calendonia, Ontario N3W 1K7 Canada
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$750 – $825

Speaker Bio: Caroline Hurst is a full-time optometrist working in private practice in partnership with her husband, Alan Hurst - C&A Hurst Opticians, Cambridgeshire, England.  She has practised Behavioural Optometry since 1997. Oct 2004 – Oct 2011 Chairman of the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists (BABO), teaching core courses for BABO since 2009. She gained Fellowship of BABO in April 2007 on the first occasion the Fellowship programme was completed. Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Local Optometric Committee from May 1998 to May…

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Motor Training Within Optometric Vision Therapy (Ontario)

June 8, 2022 - June 9, 2022
Bolton Optometry Clinic, 12 Parr Blvd, Unit 12
Bolton, Ontario L7E 4H1 Canada
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$100 – $825

Speaker Bio: Caroline Hurst is a full-time optometrist working in private practice in partnership with her husband, Alan Hurst - C&A Hurst Opticians, Cambridgeshire, England.  She has practised Behavioural Optometry since 1997. Oct 2004 – Oct 2011 Chairman of the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists (BABO), teaching core courses for BABO since 2009. She gained Fellowship of BABO in April 2007 on the first occasion the Fellowship programme was completed. Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Local Optometric Committee from May 1998 to May…

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Motor Training Within Optometric Vision Therapy (Alberta)

June 11, 2022 - June 12, 2022
The Eye Studio, 104-488 McCoy Drive
Red Deer County, Alberta T4E 0A4 Canada
$750 – $825

Speaker Bio: Caroline Hurst is a full-time optometrist working in private practice in partnership with her husband, Alan Hurst - C&A Hurst Opticians, Cambridgeshire, England.  She has practised Behavioural Optometry since 1997. Oct 2004 – Oct 2011 Chairman of the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists (BABO), teaching core courses for BABO since 2009. She gained Fellowship of BABO in April 2007 on the first occasion the Fellowship programme was completed. Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Local Optometric Committee from May 1998 to May…

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OEP Clinical Curriculum- VT Visual Dysfunctions VT1

June 14, 2022 @ 10:00 am - June 18, 2022 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Bolton Optometry Clinic, 12 Parr Blvd, Unit 12
Bolton, Ontario L7E 4H1 Canada
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Jun 14th - Jun 18th, 2022 10am-6pm (10am-5pm on the last day) Bolton Optometry 12 Parr Blvd, Bolton ON L7E 4H1 Instructors: Dr. Robert Hohendorf, OD & Dr. Virginia Donati, OD, FCOVD Visit https://www.oepf.org/vt-visual-dysfunctions-vt1-jun08/​ for more information and to register

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August 2022

Annual Conference and AGM

August 19, 2022 - August 21, 2022
Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Vision and Learning - Seeing a Brighter Future COPE Activity 124388 REGISTER NOW

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September 2022

Infants -Examination and VT

September 29, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Free – $50.00

Join Dr. April Eryou for this Zoom webinar where we will discuss various techniques for getting the most out of your infant eye exams.  We will also look at how to work with infants in the vision therapy room to promote visual development.

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January 2023

Beginner VT Study Session

January 12, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Free – $50

Dr. Virginia Donati **January 12, 2023 at 7:30 pm ET**  DATE CHANGE Are you new to vision therapy and have questions on where you begin?  Unsure of what tests are best to assess your patient, how to analyze what you have found, and what options you should recommend for your patient?  Join Dr. Virginia Donati for an open discussion forum -bring your questions! You can also email your questions ahead of time to ce@visiontherapycanada.com, use Study Session in the subject line.

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Vision & TBI -Zoom Meeting

January 26, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Free

Dr. Kristel Jefferies January 26, 2023 at 6:30 pm ET This online lecture planned for planned for University of Waterloo Optometry students is now open for VTC Members as well!  The lecture is an introduction into the screening and management of traumatic brain injury patients in a primary care optometry setting. Topics addressed in the lecture include the biochemical mechanisms of concussions, concussion statistics, nutrition, screening tests and an appropriate workflow to manage TBI patients in an optometric practice.  

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February 2023

Vision Therapy Basics & The Four Circles in the Treatment of Strabismus – ON

February 25, 2023 - February 26, 2023
A-Ha Vision, Suite 115 482 South Service Rd E
Oakville, ON L6J 2X6 Canada
$685 – $750

Speaker Bio: For over 40 years, David L. Cook, OD, FCOVD, FAAO has limited his Atlanta practice to vision therapy.  An American Academy of Optometry Diplomate in Binocular Vision and Perception, he has authored When Your Child Struggles, Visual Fitness, and The Shape of the Sky as well as the novel The Anatomy of Blindness.  He has spoken around the world and received the A.M. Skeffington Award for outstanding contributions to the optometric literature on vision therapy.   Vision Therapy Basics & The Four…

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March 2023

Vision Therapy Basics & The Four Circles in the Treatment of Strabismus – BC

March 4, 2023 - March 5, 2023
Okanagan Vision Therapy, 201 880 Clement Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 0H8 Canada
$685 – $750

Speaker Bio: For over 40 years, David L. Cook, OD, FCOVD, FAAO has limited his Atlanta practice to vision therapy.  An American Academy of Optometry Diplomate in Binocular Vision and Perception, he has authored When Your Child Struggles, Visual Fitness, and The Shape of the Sky as well as the novel The Anatomy of Blindness.  He has spoken around the world and received the A.M. Skeffington Award for outstanding contributions to the optometric literature on vision therapy.   Vision Therapy Basics & The Four…

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OEP – Performance Lenses, VT and Automatic Brain Responses

March 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am - March 6, 2023 @ 5:00 pm EST

OEP - 86th Great Lakes Optometric Congress is taking place March 5 & 6th with the option to attend in person or virtually. Performance Lenses, VT and Automatic Brain Responses Speakers: Virginia Donati OD, Marisa Kruger OD , and Constance B. Butler PhD See  Great Links Congress 2023 for more information and to access the registration link.

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May 2023

How to Make a Presentation Poster

May 19, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Free – $50

Dr. Mohamed Moussa, Dr. Shirley Ha, & Dr. France Corriveau ** DATE CHANGE ** Friday May 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm ET This year Vision Therapy Canada is accepting research or case presentation posters to display at our annual conference, 'Better Together" in Halifax! Not sure how to submit a poster?  We have you covered! Join Dr. Mohamed Moussa, Dr. Shirley Ha, & Dr. France Corriveau as they walk you through the process!

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June 2023

Dr. Padula Course

June 9, 2023 - June 10, 2023
$750 – $825

**Registration Closed** Course Location: Courtyard Toronto Airport 231 Carlingview Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M9W 5E8 Tel: +1 416-675-0411 Saturday 9-5pm Sunday 9-4pm Title: The Consequences of Neuro-Visual Processing Compromise Following a Neurological Event Presenter: William V. Padula OD SFNAP FAAPO FNORA Speaker Info: William V. Padula, O.D., is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University of Health Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association International (NORA), and the National…

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August 2023

Registration now open! VTC 2023 AGM – Better Together in Halifax

August 18, 2023 - August 20, 2023

August 18-20, 2023 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Register for Better Together in Halifax today!

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September 2023

Beginner VT Study Session

September 20, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Free – $50

Dr. Virginia Donati Postponed Are you new to vision therapy and have questions on where you begin?  Unsure of what tests are best to assess your patient, how to analyze what you have found, and what options you should recommend for your patient?  Join Dr. Virginia Donati for an open discussion forum -bring your questions! You can also email your questions ahead of time to ce@visiontherapycanada.com, use Study Session in the subject line.

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October 2023

Visual Snow Masterclass

October 21, 2023 @ 9:00 am - October 22, 2023 @ 1:00 pm EDT

Dr. Charles Shidlofsky & Dr. Terry Tsang are hosting a two day Masterclass for medical professionals and vision therapists only on the protocol for recognizing and treating Visual Snow Syndrome. Please join us for this two day COPE credit course in Vancouver, BC, Canada.   Early Bird Registration Ends October 7, 2023  Click here for more information and to register: EventBrite Registration

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February 2024

OPSIS- Reinventing Optometry

February 3

Phoenix, Arizona or Virtual Announcing a CE opportunity hosted by Caroline Hurst, Rob Lewis and Paul Harris! From their website: 18 days of superb education designed to kickstart you on the way to changing the lives of more of your patients, helping them reach their full potential and feeling wonderful as a result. The 18 days of education are offered simultaneously in-person and in hybrid ZOOM format live. Each of the 6 parts are 3-days in length.Your faculty: Paul Harris,…

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