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

Residency in Vision Therapy & Rehabilitation, Federal Way, WA

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Sponsor: Vision Northwest, Federal Way, Washington

Mission: This program provides optometrists with advanced clinical experience in the management of vision disorders through both modeling and direct patient contact including cases amblyopia/strabismus, acquired brain injury, developmental delays and vision related learning difficulties. These experiences will facilitate the resident’s development into an exceptional clinician offering specialized skills in optometric care for vision rehabilitation patients, persons with binocular and developmental vision impairments and those with vision related learning difficulties in reading, spelling and mathematics.

Program Goals:

  • Enhance the resident’s examination skills in vision rehabilitation.
  • Strengthen the resident’s expertise in the diagnosis and management of vision problems in binocular, perceptual vision and vision rehabilitation.
  • Expand the resident’s knowledge in managing patients with acquired brain injury and developmental delays.
  • 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.

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