The Practical Vision Therapy program has been developed to meet the needs of Optometrists and Therapists to ensure they provide gold-standard office-based vision therapy to their patients.

The program gives participants the relevant theory and provides an understanding of the development of vision problems and options for management. This is balanced with a strong practical experience, which focuses on delivering therapy techniques to maximise results.

To facilitate successful integration of vision therapy into a practice, the Practical Vision Therapy program also assists Therapists to develop a working knowledge of issues relating to patient compliance, patient engagement and medico-legal responsibilities.

Can Optometrists do the course?

Absolutely! In fact, we strongly recommend that Optometrists do the course alongside their Therapists for maximum benefit in your Vision Therapy practice. CPD points are available to all Optometrists doing this workshop.  The Practical Vision Therapy curriculum is ideally suited to Optometrists looking to develop their interest in this area. It allows Optometrists to provide tailored solutions to more patients. For those who have an interest in making a real difference to their patient’s quality of life, this is a must-do course. Theory and practical information is balanced to give an understanding of diagnosis, prescribing and delivery of programs. Further reading resources are provided along with procedure write ups for patients to follow at home.

See the course flow & program outline

What’s the difference between the PVT vs OEP programs?

Fast facts


3 x 2 day workshops over 18 months
4 x Online Modules over 18 months
Combination of Online work, face to face workshops and on the job skills practice

Time-frame: New group starts in March every year
Approx 18 months to Accreditation 
Eligibility: Optometrists and Therapists, must be ACBO members 
Where:  Workshops are rotated between Australian east coast capital cities 
Capacity: 30 delegates
Cost: 3 workshops x $695 = $2085 for Therapists to gain accreditation
2 workshops x $695 + 1 workshop x $395 = $1785 for Optometrists (no accreditation)
CPD points:  Approx 30 per 2-day workshop for optometrists
Download: New pamphlet for 2018 coming soon!

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