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Join us for AOA's Vision Rehabilitation Forum.  We will be introducing the Vision Rehabilitation Committee (VRC) and the Vision Rehabilitation Advocacy Network (VRAN)-both formerly the Vision Rehabilitation Section. Please join us to learn how VRC and VRAN will advocate for optometry's role in vision rehabilitation, provide new resources to all members, and enable more members to participate AOA's advocacy efforts. We will also review current issues in the field of vision rehabilitation, recognize major contributions to the field, and discuss the future of vision rehabilitation.

If you are planning on attending the Vision Rehabilitation Forum, please take a few minutes to complete the Forum Registration. Registration is not mandatory, so please join us even if you are unable to complete the registration prior to the forum.

Interested in additional Vision Rehabilitation Related resources at OM? Check our list of Vision Rehabilation CE Lectures.

Forum Schedule
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Time Event Participants
8:00 Opening Remarks Chair - Dr. Jason Clopton
8:15 Passing the Baton - Intro VRC VRC
8:30 Introduction of Vision Rehabilitation Advocacy Network VRC
8:45 Sponsor Presentation: VFO Charlie Collins
9:05   Student Vision Rehabilitation Club Updates

Micaela Gobeille -NECO
Darin Chun - SCCO
Ashley Anastasio- SCO
Kelly Cawley -SCO
Jessica D. Capri - ICO
Fayiz Mahgoub - Western

9:35 Sponsor Presentation: Envision Update 2017 Michael Epp, Manager, Professional Education, Envision University
9:55 Awards Presentation Chair & Dr. Doug Williams
10:10 Sponsor Presentation: Enhanced Vision James Bailey
10:30 Presentation on New VR Technology Dr. Bhavani Iyer
11:05 Using the Visual Evoked Potential as a Clinical Tool with Traumatic Brain Injury Dr. Carl Garbus
11:35 Q&A VRC & AOA Members
11:55 Closing Remarks Chair


Vision Rehabilitation CE Lectures
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Topic Lecturer Date Time
Should my patient be driving? Addressing the elephant in the room. Bhavani Iyer, OD Thursday,
Jun-22-2017
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Concussion - An Evidence-Based Approach to Optometric Management Jacqueline Theis, OD Thursday,
Jun-22-2017
7:00PM - 8:00PM
More Than Meets the TB-EYE Andrew Morgenstern, OD Friday,
Jun-23-2017
8:00PM - 9:00PM
Education in the Round: Low Vision in the Digital Age Matt Valdes, OD Saturday,
Jun-24-2017
8:00AM - 9:00AM
OMG - How Can a Primary Care OD Help to Manage Post-Concussion Vision Syndrome?

Richard Baird, OD

Keith Smithson, OD

Saturday,
Jun-24-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Education in the Round: Neuro-Ophthalmological Emergencies Presenting in Primary Care Optometry Jacqueline Theis, OD Saturday,
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Proceed with Caution: Legal, Ethical and Visual Considerations When Evaluating Low Vision Patients and Driving Matt Valdes, OD Saturday,
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Please click here for a list of ALL CE lectures availabel at 2017 OM.

 

Should my patient be driving? Addressing the elephant in the room

Jun-22-2017, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
To educate Primary care optometrists, Geriatric Optometrists and low vision specialists about the multiple factors involved in deciding if a patient should continue driving. Driving is a complex function involving more than just vision and as Optometrists, we often face the need to advice patients regarding driving. Diagnoses causing issues with driving, size and location of scotomas, age, driving laws, bioptic driving, counseling on driving cessation, ethical issues and alternatives to driving will be explored.

Concussion - An Evidence-Based Approach to Optometric Management
Jun-22-2017, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Concussion - An Evidence-Based Approach to Optometric Management This course describes evidence-based optometric co-management of concussion.

More Than Meets the TB-EYE
Jun-23-2017, 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Traumatic injury to the brain can result in a variety of visual problems. There are many other systems that need to be considered when evaluating the TBI patient. Learn about diffuse axonal injury, chronic traumatic encephalopathy and endocrinological disease as a result of TBI. Dr. Morgenstern, from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, will discuss the signature injury from the War on Terror and one of the most common causes of pediatric emergency hospital visits. tients in the decision making process.

Education in the Round: Low Vision in the Digital Age
Jun-24-2017, 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Technology moves fast. Become familiar with the ever changing assistive technology landscape designed to increase independence and transform the lives of your low vision patients.

OMG - How Can a Primary Care OD Help to Manage Post-Concussion Vision Syndrome?
Jun-24-2017, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This lecture will specifically target primary care OD's looking to gain and understanding of basic interventions available to all of us to manage post-concussion vision syndrome referrals that are actively being sought of Optometry by outside medical professionals.

Education in the Round: Neuro-Ophthalmological Emergencies Presenting in Primary Care Optometry
Jun-24-2017, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Describes the symptoms, signs, and management of neuro-ophthalmological emergencies.

Proceed with Caution: Legal, Ethical and Visual Considerations When Evaluating Low Vision Patients and Driving
Jun-24-2017, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
This course is designed to assist private practitioners when evaluating low vision patients looking to obtain or sustain their driver's license. We will highlight various aspects to consider including: statutory regulations, ethical considerations, visual metrics, special testing and additional resources to help guide the conversation and assist your patients in the decision making process.

 

 


 

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