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Benefits you'll enjoy as a member


Listing on the Locate a Doctor Tool
Associate members, as well as those who go on to earn their Fellowships, are featured on this exclusive directory of vision therapy providers, visited by over 3000 potential patients per month!


Discount Pricing on Continuing Education
Check our Event Calendar to see upcoming exclusive education events that feature special pricing just for members!


Exclusive Registration Rates for the Annual Meeting
Our Annual Meeting is the best way to dive into the world of practicing vision therapy, whether you're just starting to add it to your existing practice, or are looking to gain advanced knowledge. Attendees enjoy unparalleled networking, seeing the latest advancements in the Exhibit Hall, and becoming a part of the 'COVD family'!



Reduced Cost for Certification
Members receive special rates on certification fees; take the next step in your career!


eVisions Member Newsletter
A semi-monthly email straight to your inbox brings the latest and most exciting info from COVD in a concise and targeted format!


Practice Opportunities
View employment opportunities for ODs and vision therapists, as well as practices available for purchase! Members can also post their own opportunities at no cost.


Practice Management Resources
Whether you're starting a vision therapy practice cold, adding VT to an existing practice, or just looking for ways to improve, our unique library of resources has everything you need.

  • Manual: How to Build a Successful Vision Therapy Practice 
  • Insurance and Coding
  • ICD-10 Fact Sheets
  • Starting a Study Group
  • Literature for Patients
  • Externship Manual
  •  Printable Quality of Life Survey

Research Grant Eligibility
Each year from March through May, COVD accepts applications  for Research Grants to support occulomotor, binocular vision, visual information processing, learning-related vision problems, and vision therapy research. These Grants are available to members only.


Quarterly FREE Lecture Series from DigiVision Media
Each quarter, DigiVision releases a recorded lecture from a past Annual Meeting as a no-cost benefit to our members! Missed the Meeting? Experience the lecture everyone is talking about! Also a great way to revisit a favorite topic or as an in-office staff training tool.

Benefits for FREE Student and Resident Membership
As part of the next generation of developmental optometrists, we recognize how critical you are to COVD's future. Take a look at all we have to offer, all for FREE for all years of optometry school and residency!

Vision Therapist Corner
Vision Therapist members can enjoy this section of the website just for them--learn more about certification, meet the COVT Mentors, learn about the heritage of vision therapists in COVD, and more!



Membership Programs

Our collaboration with our Affinity Partners has made possible several opportunities to benefit both your practice and COVD as a whole.

Good-Lite has developed the COVD Pediatric Kit, the proceeds of which benefit our Tour de Optometry student outreach program, research grants, and Travel Grants to the Annual Meeting!

Vision West offers optometry supplies from over 300 vendors at discount rates and gives back 1% of COVD member purchases to support our programs and services.

Wind River Financial makes credit card processing a breeze for your practice at special member rates and generates non-dues revenue for COVD!


  Learn more about available types of membership or sign up!


  • 1st Year of Practice
    • $40 US / $13 Int'l
  • 2nd Year
    • $106.25 US / $34.50 Int'l
  • 3rd Year
    • $212.50 US / $69 Int'l
  • 4th Year
    • $318.75 US / $103.50 Int'l
  • 5th Year +
    • $425 US / $138 Int'l


  • $108 US / $35 Int'l

Vision Therapist

  • $44 US / $14 Int'l


  • FREE!