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Visual Screening and Treatment: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach (Part 2)
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Over 80% of how we learn comes in through the visual system. One in ten children has a visual problem interfering with learning. Typical screenings will miss over half of these patients.

Attend this hands-on program and learn the most effective screening tools and history checklists to better identify patients with both visual efficiency and visual processing roadblocks. Learn activities to encourage proper visual development of the tracking, focusing, binocular, and visual processing systems. Being able to identify, and offer therapeutic intervention, will allow for more successful patient outcomes therapeutically, as well as faster academic progress.

OUTLINE

Screening Procedures

  • Convergence insufficiency screening
  • Screening of oculomotor and accommodative skills
  • InfantSee program

Optometric Application of Lenses and Prisms

  • Developmental lenses, ambient lenses, yoked prism

Develop a Solid Foundation for Further Visual Development

  • Gross motor skills, midline, and tummy time. 
  • Vestibular Stimulation – Rotational versus linear
  • Visual-Motor Integration       
  • Ambient visual pathway development
  • Visual developmental protocols for home and in office

Therapeutic Activities: Demonstrations

  • Visual-vestibular integration activities
  • Eye tracking exercises for gross motor development and reading skills
  • Eye teaming and the importance of convergence
  • Visual spatial games
  • Integration activities

OBJECTIVES

  1. Utilize effective screening tools for vision disorders that go beyond 20/20 acuity; convergence, focusing, tracking, and visual processing. 
  2. Demonstrate multiple hands-on clinical tools to improve visual performance in your patients.

Christine Winter-Rundell, OD, FCOVD, FAAO

Christine Winter-Rundell, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). Her interests lie in primary eye care for children of all ages, with a special focus on children with vision-related learning disorders or any patients who have had a brain injury. She enjoys co-managing patients with other professionals and frequently works closely with occupational, physical, and speech therapists, psychologists, and pediatricians. Dr. Winter-Rundell graduated with honors with a degree in Biology and minor in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2000. She attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN for her Doctor of Optometry education, followed by a Residency at Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in the area Primary Eye Care with emphasis in Pediatrics. In 2005 she joined The Children’s Eye Center at Cedar Rapids Eye Care. Dr. Winter has been very active in optometric service missions to five different countries in Latin America where her Spanish language fluency was advantageous, and looks forward to sharing that experience with her children.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Christine Winter-Rundell is employed by The Children’s Eye Center at Cedar Rapids Eye Care. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Dr. Christine Winter-Rundell has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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