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Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Residency in Vision Therapy – Rehabilitation & Pediatric Eye Care, Beaverton & Clackamas, OR and Vancouver, WA

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Sponsor: Northwest Eye Care Professionals, Beaverton & Clackamas, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington

Mission: The Vision Therapy | Rehabilitation & Pediatric Eye Care Residency Program at Northwest Eye Care Professionals provides qualified graduate optometrists with advanced clinical experience in the management and treatment of vision disorders. The resident will engage in both modeling and direct patient contact including cases in amblyopia|strabismus, acquired brain injury, developmental delays and vision related learning difficulties. Graduate optometrists will play a key role in implementing a unique community based program that will screen and determine treatment for children with vision and complex medical needs. These experiences will facilitate the resident’s development into an exceptional clinician offering specialized skills in optometric care for vision rehabilitation patients and persons with binocular and developmental vision impairment.

Program Goals:

  • Enhance the resident’s examination skills in vision development and rehabilitation..Strengthen the resident’s expertise in the diagnosis and management of problems in binocular vision, perceptual vision and vision rehabilitation.
  • Expand the resident’s knowledge in managing patients with developmental delays, learning issues and acquired brain injury.Expand the resident’s knowledge of binocular and perceptual vision problems.
  • Develop the resident’s communication skills that are required for successful provision of services in vision rehabilitation.
  • Develop the resident’s understanding of the business and accounting aspects of successful management of a practice devoted to children, rehabilitation, and vision therapy.
  • Develop the resident’s skill in presenting topics to fellow professionals.
  • Instill in the resident an appreciation of the importance of scholarly activity.
  • Recognize the importance of coordinating care with outside multi-disciplinary providers.

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