The mission of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development is
Improving lives by advancing excellence in optometric vision therapy and rehabilitation
through education and board certification.
To be successful, we need your support.
COVD is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and eligible to receive tax-deductible donations.
Donations are tax deductible subject to any limitations that might otherwise apply.
Donations to the COVD General Fund will be used as needed to support COVD operations. Your donation will assist COVD in building its reserve fund and, when necessary, assuring COVD operations will continue. Donate your registration from the COVD 2020 Annual Meeting and receive a tax deduction for the total registration amount.
Making Vision Therapy Visible Campaign » Donate Online
The Making Vision Therapy Visible Campaign helps COVD promote optometric vision therapy to the public, within the profession, and to the schools and colleges of optometry. Our August is National Children's Vision & Learning Month, the COVD Tour de Optometry, our press releases, and our social networking are all funded by donations to this fund. All monies donated to this fund are used to promote optometric vision therapy.
President's Research Fund » Donate Online
The COVD President's Research Fund supports grants for research related to oculomotor, binocular vision, visual information processing and learning-related vision problems and vision therapy. Monies donated to this fund are put in our COVD Research Fund and the interest generated by the fund is used to fund research. Grants can be used to initiate new research or support continuing active research programs.
Donations made to the Wold SAFE Fund are used to support optometric student and resident travel to the COVD Annual Meeting. Students and residents represent the future of optometry. Your donation to this fund shows your dedication to our students and residents and to the future of optometric vision therapy and developmental optometry.
The BSK-COVD Research Fund was developed to provide support for optometric faculty research and/or optometric resident research in binocular vision and/or visual performance issues.