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Digital Seminar

Physiological Optics: An Introduction to Human Sight and Vision


Speaker:
Charles Boulet, BSc, BEd, OD
Duration:
6 Hours 14 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
May 02, 2023
Product Code:
POS065333
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Physiological optics is how the brain uses the eyes to create clear, aligned imaging for downstream processing – and the challenges it faces in making this happen. Where there is a visual impediment due to trauma or development, visual signal acquisition will be affected and in turn degrades downstream processing. If you consider all that is connected to vision, you’ll start to get an idea of what this can mean: Cognition, Affect / Emotional Function, Fine Motor Control, Gross Motor Coordination, Locomotion, Balance, Orientation / Motor Reflex Responses, Obstacle / Threat Avoidance – it’s everything! 

  • Advance your understanding of human vision and how it plays into the work you do.  
  • Learn about sight (visual signal acquisition), glasses, and how these affect behavior, learning, and rehabilitation.
  • How people receive light naturally and what it is like to have nearsight, farsight, astigmatism, and more.
  • What our eyes do to try to accommodate for any lack of clarity.
  • How this affects us in daily life and in clinic.
  • What can and should be done about it, accounting for purpose and age.

Vision is a complex neurological experience the most complex sensory experience.  Explore a down to earth introduction to refraction, how we focus light with our eyes to see the world clearly – and what happens when things go awry. 
 

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Speaker

Charles Boulet, BSc, BEd, OD's Profile

Charles Boulet, BSc, BEd, OD Related seminars and products


Charles Boulet, BSc, BEd, OD, has been a loud advocate for essential vision care for underserved populations and was instrumental in promoting Alberta’s Child Vision Assessment Act in 2014, which sought to achieve common vision exams for all children in the province. Along with his clinical work, Dr. Boulet is involved with ongoing research and advocacy with professionals from around the world, including a handful of publications and a growing library of online content.

 

Speaker Disclosures
Financial: Dr. Charles Boulet maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Vision Mechanic.net. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Charles Boulet has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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Objectives

  1. Analyze the impact of visual signal acquisition on occupational performance.
  2. Differentiate between the essential refractive conditions: nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, anisometropia, aniseikonia, presbyopia.
  3. Evaluate the neurophysiological basis of vision on occupational engagement.
  4. Examine the impact of sensory attention on occupational performance.
  5. Apply practical understanding of eye charts and glasses prescriptions to occupational scenarios.
  6. Develop individualized strategies for visual impediments in occupational contexts.
  7. Integrate knowledge of vision into care plan development.

Outline

Visual Signal Acquisition – Finding What is Important

  • The mechanical side to vision
    • Pursuits
    • Saccades
    • Vergence
    • Versions
    • Fixation
    • Posture
    • Alignment
    • Focus/Accommodation
    • Central vs. peripheral awareness
    • Eyesight/refractive state

Visual Signal Processing – Making Sense of What is Seen

  • Visual discrimination
  • Visual memory
  • Spatial relationships
  • Form constancy
  • Sequential memory
  • Figure-ground
  • Visual closure
  • Spatial awareness
  • Visualization

Neurophysiology of Vision

  • Emmetropia
  • Astigmatism 
  • Hyperopia
  • Myopia
  • Presbyopia
  • Anisometropia

Sensory Attention

  • Eyesight vs. vision – a behavioral perspective 

Eye Charts & Glasses Prescriptions

  • 20/20 and the Limits of Human Sight
  • Sphere, astigmatism and auto-refractor examples

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapist 
  • Physical Therapist Assisstant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist Assisstant
  • Doctors of Optometry
  • Athletic Trainer

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