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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Aussie Optometrist in Chicago

Dr. Dominick Maino and Mr. Craig Butler
 Dr. Dominick Maino has an international reputation in the areas of pediatrics, binocular vision, vision information processing disorders, vision therapy and patients with special needs. So it is not surprising that optometrists from around the world seek out his expertise whenever possible. Over the past few years, doctors from Japan, Korea, Mexico, China and other locations have come to work with Dr. Maino at the Illinois College of Optometry and the Illinois Eye Institute.

While presenting research and lecturing at the College of Optometrists in Vision Development meeting in Orlando, FL and at the American Academy of Optometry meeting in Seattle, he had a chance to meet Australian optometrist, Craig Butler.
Presenting Research at the AAO

Craig is a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and has a strong desire to learn all he can while in the USA. When he asked Dr. Maino if he could come for a Chicago visit, it was easy for him to say yes! While in Chicago, Craig observed Dr. Maino and his patients in the Peds/BV Service and the Developmental Disability Service at the Illinois Eye Institute.

Craig will be returning to Australia shortly where he will use all of what he learned to open a new office dedicated to working with children and adults with functional vision problems.

In the vision therapy room
Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A is a Professor of Pediatrics/Binocular Vision at the Illinois College of Optometry/Illinois Eye Institute and is in private practice in Chicago (Lyons Family Eye Care). His latest book was awarded First Prize in the area of Health and Social Care by the British Medical Association .

Lecturing at the AAO

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Research Presented at AAO

Dr. Dominick Maino along with two of his students (Caitlin and Rachael and Illinois College of Optometry colleague, Dr. Darrell Schlange (not pictured)) presented their research at the American Academy of Optometry annual meeting in Seattle this October.
 Their research compared the Binocular Vision Assessment (BVA) computerized vision screening program to a full comprehensive vision examination and visual efficiency assessment to evaluate its effectiveness as a screening for binocular vision problems. Their research suggests that the BVA can be used to screen for these important vision problems. Hundreds of Dr. Maino's fellow scientists and optometrists, stopped by to discuss the results of this project.
Dr. Maino is a Professor of Pediatrics and Binocular Vision at the Illinois Eye Institute/Illinois College of Optometry and an attending optometrist at Lyons Family Eye Care in Chicago. He specializes in children and adults with binocular vision problems, learning related vision problems and those with special needs. His latest book was awarded First Prize in Health and Social Care by the British Medical Association at an awards ceremony and banquet in London, UK recently.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Award Winning Photogaphy

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The Wright Camera Club judges gave several awards for the photographs I submitted during the competition year. These awards included Best of the Year in the Large Color Print Category and Best of Show/Award and an Award and Honorable Mention for several of my digital images.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Lurrie Bell at City News Cafe

City News Cafe

Time: Saturday, October 05, 2013 01:00PM

Location: City Newsstand & City News Cafe

City Newsstand is on Cicero at Milwaukee and Irving Park Rd in my neighborhood of Portage Park (Chicago) DM