BT & VT and Your Primary Care Practice


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Date:  Sunday, May 31st
Location: Bolton Optometry Clinic’s Vision Therapy Center
12 Parr Blvd, Unit 9, Bolton, Ontario, L7E 4H1

Virginia’s Bio:

Dr. Virginia Donati graduated from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada in 2002, and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2006 with a citation for Clinical Excellence and the Student Award in Clinical Ethics from the American Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO).

Since that time, Dr. Donati has been involved in the ongoing process of expanding Vision Therapy in Canada. She was the founding Vice President (2014-2017) and current President (2018-2021) of Vision Therapy Canada (formerly COVT&R). The mission of Vision Therapy Canada: “As Canadian Optometrists, we are dedicated to enhancing optometric education and public awareness of Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation to improve the lives of our patients”.

Dr. Donati lectures to optometrists who are interested in learning more about Vision Therapy and is involved extensively in training of Vision Therapists. She is the lead instructor for VTC’s Practical Vision Therapist Accreditation Program (PVTAP).

Dr. Donati serves on the College of Optometrists of Ontario’s Quality Assurance Committee as an assessor of clinical records, is a clinical associate of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF), is an instructor for OEP’s Clinical Curriculum and is board certified in Vision Therapy as a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD).

Course Description:

Vision Therapy is a rapidly-growing niche within the optometric community and within the community at large. With more patients becoming knowledgeable about this treatment option, more questions are being asked. Do you have the answers?

This seminar will take you through four key areas:

  1. What is Vision? What is Vision Therapy? Learn the language to be able to have real conversations with patients and parents about what they need to know
  2. Testing: Learn what tests are needed and how to perform them easily and efficiently
  3. Diagnosis: Interpret the results of your testing. Learn why your patients are experiencing their symptoms and,
  4. Prescribing & Treatment: Learn what to do about it all! Which patients can be managed within a primary care setting and which should be referred for vision therapy? Learn alternatives of care for patients with binocular dysfunctions such as convergence insufficiency, accommodative dysfunctions, amblyopia, and more!

BV & VT and Your Primary Care Practice will go from basics to beyond so you can take back this often-overwhelming area of patient-care