Practical Vision Therapy - Workshop 1 2019

Sat March 23rd, 2019 - Sun March 24th, 2019
Where: Melbourne, VIC

Training for Vision Therapists and Optometrists

The Practical Vision Therapy program has been developed to meet the needs of Optometrists and Therapists as they look to diversify and meet the needs of more patients by providing gold-standard office-based vision therapy.

The program gives Therapists 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.

Vision Therapists seeking accreditation must complete the courses in order from Workshop 1 to 3.

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 a great introductory course for 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.

Download the program outline

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Speaker Info

Presented by Evan Brown (B. Optom. TPA. FCOVD. FACBO)

Self-employed in private Optometric practice for the past 30 years, Evan has specialist interest in Pediatric Optometry with particular emphasis on vision therapy; binocular vision; visual difficulties related to learning; and neuro-Optometric rehabilitation from acquired brain injury.  He received a degree in Optometry in 1985.  He has been a member of the Optometric Extension Program and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development since 1987.  He completed a Certificate in Ocular Pharmacology in 1996 and Therapeutics in 2012.  In 1999 he completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Behavioural Optometry at the University of New South Wales and became a member of the Australasian College of Behavioral Optometrists (ACBO), and subsequently has completed Fellowship to ACBO and COVD.  He is NZ Clinical Co-Director for the Special Olympics – Lions Club International Opening Eyes Program. He is an Honorary Teaching fellow to the School of Optometry and Vision Science, Auckland University. 

Eligibility / Prerequisites
  • All registrants for this training program must be ACBO members (Optometrists and VTs).
  • ACBO Accredited Vision Therapists must work for an optometrist with one of the following attributes:

        *Completed Practical VT course themselves
        *Completed the UNSW Behavioural Optometry Masters unit
        *Completed the OEP curriculum
        *ACBO Fellow
        *COVD Fellow

  • Therapist must maintain financial ACBO membership to maintain their ACBO Accredited status
  • Vision Therapists seeking accreditation must complete the courses in order from Workshop 1 to 3.
  • Workshops must be done in the prescribed order by all participants

Participants need to have completed Online Modules 1 & 2 before attending this workshop so please register without delay so that you can make a start!   You will not be able to access the online modules until you have become an ACBO member and registered to attend Workshop 1.

These Online Modules require you to watch 2 videos of approximately 30 minutes duration each, and to answer a brief quiz related to those learnings. It won't take much of your time, and will give you the necessary background information to enable you to get the most out of the hands-on activities at the face to face workshop.


9am-5pm daily.

Workshop 1 - Learning Difficulties & Eye Movements

  • Visual development
  • Basic anatomy & visual pathways
  • Visual processing tests & diagnosis
  • Eye movements – saccades/pursuits/reading EM
  • Treatment of VIP
  • Treatment of EMC

Please make your own arrangements.



ACBO Members:  $695

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