Another presentation entitled, "Does-And How Does - Vision Therapy (Orthoptic Treatment) Work?" Left me with many questions and concerns about how this particular research was conducted. I will not discuss this here, but will probably do so in an editorial in Optometry & Visual Performance at a future date. Those of us who consider ourselves functional/developmental/behavioral optometrists have a great deal of work to do with these fine researchers to better communicate what we do, how we do it and the science behind behavioral vision care. As I become more involved in CVRS, I am hoping we can bridge the gap between our differences using the many similarities we share.
In the afternoon, presentations were given concerning remote gaze tracking, the Pacific Acuity Cards (which look very promising....watch for a paper on this topic by Dr. John Lowery) and the iSight App for vision screening. The afternoon continued with additional presentations, posters and the awarding of "Best Posters" to 3 participants (I was one of the judges).
The day ended with a group photograph being taken....herding cats would have been easier.
|Drs. Quaid & Maino|
|Dr. Tom Freddo|
The next day would find the CRVS group in Toronto at the Hospital for Sick Children....and the final day of our meeting. DM