Consider Private Practice Optometric Vision Therapy

There are more reasons now than ever before to consider private practice optometric vision therapy!

As a new grad, attending continuing education to advance your understanding of vision therapy and vision rehabilitation can change how you practice. Private practice optometric vision therapy will help challenge yourself to grow professionally and personally and making lasting differences in patients lives.

The students and residents in this video spent time in one of the VisionHelp group practices share how this choice impacted their work.

Why Consider Optometric Vision Therapy

Private practice optometric vision therapy allows you to enhance lives by helping to remediate and prevent the senseless struggle that occurs with poorly developed vision or the changes that occur after neurological event (like a concussion or stroke).

Vision is an immensely complex sense, responsible for 2/3rd of all sensory activity in the brain. Far beyond 20/20, vision incorporates more than fourteen skills that allow us to navigate and thrive in our world.

There are unfathomable numbers of children and adults who are struggling with life and learning because these little-known visual skills are not functioning properly. The symptoms of an unrecognized visual functional and visual processing disorder can mimic other conditions, such as ADD, dyslexia or balance disorders.

Be sure to check out the series of articles written by Dr. Mikilyn D’Angelo that can really help kickstart your vision therapy journey!

How The VisionHelp Group Can Help You Get Started

The VisionHelp Group consists of private practice leaders in developmental optometry passionately sharing best practices to advance our vision. They have a background in state and national leadership in optometry and optometric education as university professors, authors and lecturers.

The doctors of the VisionHelp Group meet regularly to discuss the latest developments and best practices as well as to facilitate and develop initiatives to advocate for professional and public awareness of developmental vision and rehabilitation. Check out VTODs on Facebook, covd.org or oepf.org for continuing education options.

Here are some other resources you can check out:

About Katie Davis

Katie Davis
Dr. Katie Davis graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2014 as a 3rd generation optometrist. She serves the Vision Rehabilitation Committee Chair for the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association (SCOPA) and is the state liaison for the College of Vision Development (COVD) and South Carolina. In 2016, she received the Optometric Horizon Award from SCOPA. She became a board-certified Fellow with COVD in 2017. She is in private practice in SC, providing primary care services as well as vision therapy services for patients struggling with developmental vision problems or visual impairments after a brain injury.

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  1. Joanna Carter

    Well done!! That video makes my heart so happy! Yes, VT is amazing. We get to be unique problem solvers for our patients. We are the providers who ENJOY seeing double vision patients, because we know we have the tools that can help them. Patients crying happy tears because “somebody LISTENED!” and helped — that’s what makes what we do so special.

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