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Laurie Chaikin, OD, OTR/L, FCOVD


Dr. Laurie Chaikin, O.D., OTR/L, FCOVD, received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from UC Berkeley in May 1993. Ten years earlier, she received a Masters in Science in Occupational Therapy. Since that time she has been integrating her knowledge and interest in vision and neurological rehab, creating a practice which represents a merging of both. Dr. Chaikin's current professional interests are in early identification of visual problems in patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, pediatrics, development of a visual rehab treatment plan, and implementation. She has taught visual rehab training courses to therapists around the nation for the past 30 years. Dr. Chaikin has published a chapter on visual rehabilitation in Darcy Umphreds' text Neurological Rehabilitation. In January of 2009, she launched her newest venture; Mobile Optometric Rehab, bringing her services directly to the patients' home or rehab center in a specially equipped van.