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VISION IS MORE THAN SEEING 20/20: A DISCUSSION ABOUT HIDDEN VISION DISORDERS

November 14, 2017

VISION IS MORE THAN SEEING 20/20: A DISCUSSION ABOUT HIDDEN VISION DISORDERS

FEATURING AUTHOR WENDY BETH ROSEN

Topics Addressed:

  • Vision and Learning:

Children who struggle with academics may have a vision disorder

  • What is a comprehensive exam?

Developmental optometry examinations test functional vision, such as eye teaming and tracking, as well as visual acuity and overall eye health

  • Defining binocular vision disorders:

Convergence insufficiency, amblyopia, strabismus, oculomotor dysfunction, and accommodative insufficiency

  • Traumatic brain injury and vision:

With a comprehensive exam and neuro-optometric rehabilitation, individuals can retrain their visual system to relieve post-concussion symptoms

  • Treatment:

How a comprehensive vision exam with a developmental optometrist and a vision therapy program can improve functional vision

  • Collaboration:

How teachers, parents, primary care physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, specialists, and optometrists etc. can work together to improve patients' lives

 

Featuring:

  • Wendy Beth Rosen, an education consultant specializing in vision-related learning problems, metacognition, and environmental education. A certified early childhood and elementary teacher with extensive classroom experience, she has also taught in experiential educational settings as a nature specialist, a marine field instructor, and an educational farmer. Wendy is the author of The Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning: Why Millions of Learning Disabled Children Are Misdiagnosed, which has reached international audiences. She facilitates professional development workshops for school personnel about vision-related learning problems, and lectures widely about this critical subject.
  • Dr. Krishna Krithivas, Optometrist
  • Jenna Grittani, Optometric Vision Therapist
  • Kate Manahan, Clinical Counselor
  • Mimi Hoff, Parent Advocate

Program:

  • Presentation
  • Panel Discussion
  • Question and Answer

Where and When:

November 18th
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Talbot Lecture Hall
Luther Bonney Hall
University of Southern Maine
85 Bedford Street
Portland, Maine

To RSVP for the event go to www.morethan2020.eventbrite.com
Questions? Contact: lionsclubportland@gmail.com

The Facts:

  • According to the American Optometric Association, up to 80% of a chiid's learning in school is visual
  • 1 in 10 children has a vision problem significant enough to impact learning
  • 20/20 only refers to visual acuity, but the person may lack skills such as focusing, coordinating (eye teaming), and tracking
  • Typical vision screenings can miss at least 50% of vision problems
  • Over 50% of patients with post-concussion syndrome have prolonged visual problems, such as headaches, double vision, blurred vision, or eye strain

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Sponsored By:

  • Portland Lions
  • University of Southern Maine
  • Harbor View Eye Care
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