This paper which was presented at the 1984 Skeffington Symposium in Washington DC demonstrates the personal changes in philosophy and understandings that Dr. Harris went through following his graduation from SUNY in 1979. It chronicles changes during Dr. Harris' first five years of practice during which time he came to know and understand behavioral vision care. This is a must read article for any optometrist thinking about getting into behavioral optometry.
This paper was delivered to the SECO meeting in February of 2003. It was written for an audience of general optometrists. The first part goes through new research into myopia and the second part is more clinical.
This is a PowerPoint file that was used to present to an audience of general optometrists how to test do optometric tests with 6-month and 3-year olds. This is not the InfantSEE examination information. A great deal of infomration in this prsentation emerged from the work product from the Conference on Clinical Vision Care (CCVC) also known as the Memphis meeting. This was presented to the Kentucky Optometric Association in 2003.
This presentation PowerPoint Presentation was given at the 2002 Mid Atlantic Congress sponsored by OEPF.
Abstract: A longitudinal, single-masked, random sample study of children at a Baltimore City Public Elementary school documents the prevalence of learning-related visual problems in the inner city of Baltimore and tests the effectiveness of vision therapy. Vision therapy was provided to one of the randomly selected groups and data was collected on optometric tests, visual performance tests, and standardized achievement tests before and after treatment was provided. Data presented shows that the vision therapy program has made a significant difference in the demand level of reading that could be read for understanding, in math achievement on standardized testing, and in reading scores on standardized testing, as well as on infrared eye-movement Visagraph recordings, which show significant changes on nearly all mechanical aspects of the reading process. This paper makes a strong case that untreated learning-related vision problems are a significant public health concern and that the profession of optometry has a treatment modality that can address these problems in a significant way. The paper presents many of the difficult questions that had to be addressed during both the early formation stage of the study and during the execution of the study. The rationale behind the key decisions that had to be made during each step of the program is provided so that future researchers may be able to replicate this study with full knowledge of what to expect.
This presentation was given at the 2002 Mid Atlantic Congress sponsored by OEPF.
This presentation was given at the 2000 Joint COVD/OEP Practice Management Seminar.
This presentation was given at the 2002 COVD Annual Meeting. It has been modified and updated several times and will be presented at the 2012 Joint Conference on Theoretical and Clinical Optometry in June of 2012. References for this presentation.