Optometric & Syntonic Phototherapy

Course Description

Neuro-Optometry plays a major role in neuro-rehabilitation of visual dysfunction especially following brain injury, but also with more common systemic illnesses like high fevers or ear infections.  A medical history of these conditions as well as other stress-related syndromes can reveal potential imbalances in the autonomic nervous and endocrine systems, which can impact myriad visual functions.  The use of specific frequencies of light applied through the eyes via Optometric Phototherapy can rebalance the autonomic nervous system, and serve as a powerful tool to assist in the treatment of various visual dysfunctions at their source.

Optometric & Syntonic Phototherapy_instructors

Instructor Bio

Larry B. Wallace, O.D., Ph. D.,
is a Doctor of Optometry and has a Ph.D. in Ocular Phototherapy. He has practiced for over 40 years in Ithaca, N.Y . He was founding member and served as President of the International Light Association. He has served as President for 14 years for the College of Syntonic Optometry, an organization dedicated to education and research in the field of light and color therapy. He has been the Director of Education for The College of Syntonic optometry creating the curriculum and arranging the speakers for the Annual Conference on Light and Vision for over 30 years. He has invented and patented the first micro-current device to treat eye disease in the Unites States. He participated in clinical trials and helped design protocols for treating macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. He has published numerous articles and research on phototherapy. He has conducted and published number of studies involving neurology and light therapies. Dr Wallace has lectured and taught countless workshops around the world in the field of phototherapy and rehabilitative optometry. He is also a certified low vision specialist in New York, and offers alternative care for eye disease. He has worked extensively in the field of optometric neuro-rehabilitation, postural restoration , and treatment of head trauma and brain injury. He currently practices in an integrative clinic working closely with physical therapists and neuro-rehabilitative optometric therapy

 

Philip C. Bugaiski, OD, FCOVD, FCSO
developed an interest in optometry as a result of childhood vision challenges requiring vision therapy. He was awarded one of six national scholarships for optometry from the US Air Force, and after graduating from SUNY College of Optometry, he served at Pope AFB, NC and Lakenheath RAF, England. With an honorable discharge, Dr. Bugaiski settled in Charlotte, and founded The Developmental Vision Center, the first optometric clinic in Charlotte dedicated exclusively to Vision Development, Vision Therapy, Pediatric Optometry and Vision Rehabilitation. Dr. Bugaiski has served on the International Examination and Certification Board for COVD, and he is North Carolina’s only optometrist board certified in Syntonic Phototherapy. Dr. Bugaiski has been honored with repeated invitations to present optometric lectures for various groups on a local, national, and international level.

Larry B. Wallace, O.D., Ph. D.

Philip C. Bugaiski, OD, FCOVD, FCSO

Courses Details

Length

2 Days

Continuing Education Credits

6 hours

Prerequisite

None

For

Optometrists, Vision Therapists and Students

Location

Over the internet

When

Aug. 20th - 21st, 2022

Course Description

Neuro-Optometry plays a major role in neuro-rehabilitation of visual dysfunction especially following brain injury, but also with more common systemic illnesses like high fevers or ear infections.  A medical history of these conditions as well as other stress-related syndromes can reveal potential imbalances in the autonomic nervous and endocrine systems, which can impact myriad visual functions.  The use of specific frequencies of light applied through the eyes via Optometric Phototherapy can rebalance the autonomic nervous system, and serve as a powerful tool to assist in the treatment of various visual dysfunctions at their source.

 

This presentation will briefly review the history and scientific basis for optometric phototherapy, including visual and non-visual pathways (e.g. vestibular system, thalamus, LGB, brain stem) related to the use of light for healing.  Mechanisms of how light frequencies affect the brain and specific visual skills such binocularity, accommodation, ocular motor function, functional visual fields, visual attention, and visual memory will be discussed.  Therapeutic regimens of syntonics and photobiomodulation using specific frequencies of light focally and non-focally will be presented, along with the clinical use of phototherapy combined with therapeutic lenses and optometric vision therapy.  Cases will include strabismus, amblyopia, acquired brain injury, and learning-related vision problems.

Course Schedule

8/20 and 8/21 from 11AM till 2:30 PM EST, (2 parts, 6-hours total)

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Bio

Larry B. Wallace, O.D., Ph. D.
 is a Doctor of Optometry and has a Ph.D. in Ocular Phototherapy. He has practiced for over 40 years in Ithaca, N.Y . He was founding member and served as President of the International Light Association. He has served as President for 14 years for the College of Syntonic Optometry, an organization dedicated to education and research in the field of light and color therapy. He has been the Director of Education for The College of Syntonic optometry creating the curriculum and arranging the speakers for the Annual Conference on Light and Vision for over 30 years. He has invented and patented the first micro-current device to treat eye disease in the Unites States. He participated in clinical trials and helped design protocols for treating macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. He has published numerous articles and research on phototherapy. He has conducted and published number of studies involving neurology and light therapies. Dr Wallace has lectured and taught countless workshops around the world in the field of phototherapy and rehabilitative optometry. He is also a certified low vision specialist in New York, and offers alternative care for eye disease. He has worked extensively in the field of optometric neuro-rehabilitation, postural restoration , and treatment of head trauma and brain injury. He currently practices in an integrative clinic working closely with physical therapists and neuro-rehabilitative optometric therapy

 

Philip C. Bugaiski, OD, FCOVD, FCSO
developed an interest in optometry as a result of childhood vision challenges requiring vision therapy. He was awarded one of six national scholarships for optometry from the US Air Force, and after graduating from SUNY College of Optometry, he served at Pope AFB, NC and Lakenheath RAF, England. With an honorable discharge, Dr. Bugaiski settled in Charlotte, and founded The Developmental Vision Center, the first optometric clinic in Charlotte dedicated exclusively to Vision Development, Vision Therapy, Pediatric Optometry and Vision Rehabilitation. Dr. Bugaiski has served on the International Examination and Certification Board for COVD, and he is North Carolina’s only optometrist board certified in Syntonic Phototherapy. Dr. Bugaiski has been honored with repeated invitations to present optometric lectures for various groups on a local, national, and international level.

Course Location

Online Course

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