I'm from Medicine Hat, Alberta and will be graduating in 2011 from the University of Waterloo. I have a keen interest in amblyopia suppression training, becoming a member of the COVD fellow and in owning my own practice where vision training is available and well known to clients.
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Have a great time in Chicago! I'm sure it will be worth it, so many courses, never enough time or money!! If you ever are in Calgary, you'll have to come by and visit us, Dr. Penny was thrilled to hear of another optometry student interested in VT. Was Brent...I'm blanking on his last name...in your classes? He came to intern with us for a bit. (I'll try and remember his last name.)
Hi Clark, welcome to Sovoto! I'm up in Calgary working with Dr. Margaret Penny, good to see another Albertan on here!! :) Are you thinking of opening a practice in the Hat? (I've got a half dozen patients right now from your area....) That would be amazing, you'll do great!
PS, At the AGM in Denver this year there's a course for OD's interested in becoming a Fellow. It's taught by WC Maples.
Clark, I had to do a lot of studying of vision therapy and provide written reports. After the application was filed, I had to take a professional oral examination and answer many questions about vision therapy and developmental vision. The rest can be filled in by someone who did the Fellowship more recently. Good luck.
Hello Clark: Well it has been a long time since I became a fellow. Here is a simple description:
Fellow – To become a Fellow, an Associate member must complete the COVD Fellowship process. Fellows are Board Certified in Vision Development and Therapy. Fellows must obtain at least 15 hours of continuing education annually in functional/developmental/behavioral vision care.
Speak to COVD and find out the steps. I wish you much success in this venture. It is a wonderful organisation. Keep in touch.
This is absolutely great. Welcome to Sovoto and the world of vision therapy. I am in Canada myself, many months of the year and work with folks all over the world. Would love to share more. Enjoy Clark.