Visualization

Visualization

Course Description

Visualization is a skill that can have a significant impact on patients in a vision therapy program, yet it is commonly not emphasized in many optometric programs and is often misunderstood. This two-day seminar will review current understanding of visualization from a behavioral and neurophysiological view and will teach how visualization techniques may be incorporated into any vision therapy program.

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Instructor Bio

Dr. John is a 30-year member of the American Optometric Association and a clinical associate of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF), which is the national organization of Behavioral Optometrists. He is board certified in Vision Therapy as a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). Dr. John serves on the Northeast Regional Congress of Optometrists Committee where he was recently appointed Chair of their Clinical Seminar. He is also on the Budget Committee of the COVD and is the Massachusetts Chairman of the OEP. Additionally, Dr. John is the Massachusetts leader of the national InfantSEE program.

John Abbondanza, OD, FCOVD

Courses Details

Course Duration

30 Days

Continuing Education Credits

12 hours

Course Price

$550

Course Description

Visualization is a skill that can have a significant impact on patients in a vision therapy program, yet it is commonly not emphasized in many optometric programs and is often misunderstood. This two-day seminar will review current understanding of visualization from a behavioral and neurophysiological view and will teach how visualization techniques may be incorporated into any vision therapy program. Specific procedures designed to help patients with reading, math, and spelling will be reviewed, as well as how visualization may be important in patients with a variety of challenges, including vision and learning problems, executive function disorder, impulsivity, and post-concussion vision syndrome

Bio

Dr. Abbondanza graduated with honors in the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society from the New England College of Optometry, where he was appointed Adjunct Clinical Professor of Optometry in 1991. He is a past President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists, where he was the youngest President in the almost 100-year history of the organization. Dr. Abbondanza has also served on the Suffolk Superior Court Medical Malpractice Tribunal. He lectures extensively to optometrists, educators, occupational therapists, and other groups on how Behavioral Optometry helps people in their daily lives. He is also certified in Corneal Refractive Therapy, where contact lenses are used to reshape the cornea as analternative to eyeglasses or LASIK. He is in private practice at Vision Care Specialists in Southborough with a specialization in vision related learning problems. Dr. Abbondanza is a 30-year member of the American Optometric Association and is the Vice President of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF), the national organization of Behavioral Optometrists in the United States. He is board certified in Vision Therapy as a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). Dr. Abbondanza serves on the Northeast Regional Congress of Optometrists Committee where he was recently appointed Chair of their Clinical Seminar. He is also on the Budget Committee of the COVD and is the Massachusetts Chairman of the OEP. Additionally, Dr. Abbondanza is the Massachusetts leader of the national InfantSEE program.

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