Eye on Reading

Start Time 7PM EST

Eye on Reading with Eric J. Borsting, OD, MSEd, FAAO, FCOVD

A very common entering patient complaint is inefficiency when reading and specific symptoms include, loss of place, difficulty concentrating, and reading slowly.  When evaluating the visual status of the patient, it is helpful for the optometrist to have a basic understanding of the reading process.  This lecture will review stages of reading development, why many children fall behind in reading, and common diagnostic approaches that educators use when looking at reading.   

Dr. Borsting is a 1987 graduate of the State University of New York, College of Optometry, OD where he completed a residency in vision therapy in 1988. He also holds masters degrees from the State University of New York, and California State University, Fullerton. He is a fellow of the College of Optometrist in Vision Development and the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Borsting is a Diplomate in the Binocular Vision, Perception, and Pediatric Optometry Section of the American Academy of Optometry and has served as Chair of the Section. Dr. Borsting was also the recipient of the A.M. Skeffington Award for excellence in optometric writing in the areas of vision development and vision therapy.

Dr. Borsting is a professor at the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Borsting teaches a course on visual information processing to optometry students and works with optometric residents on cases involving visual information processing problems.

Dr. Borsting conducts research in dyslexia and evaluating the quality of life issues in children with vision problems. The research on dyslexia evaluates how visual processing deficits interact with language factors in poor readers. The research in quality of life issues assesses the range of activities that can be disrupted in children who have vision efficiency and processing difficulties.

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