This course addresses the growing awareness that vision and observation of vision characteristics can aid in early identification of children on the autism spectrum.  Research studies are increasingly showing this and raises the need for earlier identification and intervention which is a service that optometrists can provide. It emphasizes the assessment and diagnosis of eye and vision conditions most likely encountered in the examination of this population.  Differential diagnosis will be used to guide the optometrist into the appropriate treatment plan and potential referral sources.

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Glen Steele, O.D.



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