Dr. Leonard Press

CALGARY VISION EVENT (CVE) 2015

An optometrist poses the following question to a vision therapy list-serve: “I have a good number of TBI patients that are nearing the end or at the end of their program. They have progressed well and are able to do all the visual gymnastics required from a VT program (convergence, divergence, accommodation, motility, 3D, hand-eye coordination, etc). Yet they are still struggling with reading (either poor comprehension, retention or even discomfort and headaches). They have the eye movements down, but I think the cognitive aspect of reading is getting in their way. Although, I asked a couple of the patients to read simpler texts to see if dumbing down the material helped – but symptoms were still present after 15 to 20 minutes or so.   So… what stone have I not overturned? Any thoughts?”

What advice would you give him? My presentations will explore this in some detail.

OUTLINE OF PRESENTATIONS

LEONARD J. PRESS, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO

Saturday, September 19

11:00 – 13:00 – Visual as medical: A review of common misconstructions of visual impediments as medical problems

Sunday, September 20

14:30 – 16:30 – Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy: VT for Visual Impediments to Learning and Development

RESOURCES

  1. Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association:www.nora.cc
  2. Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist: www.aded.net – International
  3. The Impact of Concussion on Vision
    1. YouTube video from VisionHelp Project: http://youtu.be/De0gMQ0Fd5U
    2. www.concussionproject.com
  4. Journal: Vision Development & Rehabilitation: http://www.covd.org/?page=VDR
  5. General Blog: www.visionhelp.wordpress.com
  6. Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy: http://oepf.org/acivtblog
  7. http://drboulet.com
  8. Press Alexia – CJO – The 20-20 Patient Who Can’t Read 2015