SCO Residency Program: Vision Therapy Private Practice

Interviews and now being scheduled for the 2013 Vision Therapy Private Practice Residency in Bethesda and Annapolis, Maryland:

The goal of this unique Southern College of Optometry Residency Program is to give graduate Optometrists additional opportunities to expand their clinical knowledge and skills.

Description of Program: The program emphasizes the diagnosis and treatment of binocular vision and visual perceptual disorders. The resident will gain extensive experience in Vision Therapy for Adults and Children, Vision Improvement Programs, Pediatrics, Primary Care, Special Testing, Infants Vision, Head Trauma/Rehabilitation, Children with Special Needs, Therapeutic Lenses, Contact Lenses and Low Vision. As an employee of Appelbaum Eye Care Associates, PC, the resident will gain experience working with visual perceptual deficits, developmental vision anomalies, general binocular and eye movement skill deficiencies, complex Strabismus and Amblyopia as well as patients with visual/vestibular disorders including sensory integration dysfunction, sensory processing disorder, tactile defensiveness, apraxia, vertigo, dizziness, balance, movement, attention, and coordination disorders. Cases are provided and discussed to sharpen diagnostic and treatment skills.

Educational Opportunities: Many clinical opportunities will be presented to the resident by both the Behavioral Optometrists and Occupational Therapists at Appelbaum Eye Care Assoc. on topics such as: Amblyopia and Strabismus, Rehabilitative Optometry, Optometric Intervention in the Learning Disabled Population, ADHD, Dyslexia, Autistic Spectrum, Behavioral Optometry, and combining Optometric Vision Therapy with Occupational Therapy in the same office.

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Interested applicants should contact
Dr. Appelbaum at eyepower2(at)
Cheryl E. Ervin, O.D., Director of Residencies at The Southern College of Optometry: cervin(at)

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