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August is Vision & Learning Month

August was declared Vision & Learning Month in 1995. The goal of this national observance is to help educate parents and educators about the critical link between vision and learning.

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Vision & Learning

Seeing is our dominant sense and our primary source for gathering information in learning. Vision problems can have a profound effect on how we learn. Many children who experience academic difficulty may have a visual dysfunction in addition to their primary reading or learning dysfunction. These conditions are treatable.

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COVD’s quarterly publication which shares relevant news important to COVD members and the public.

New COVD Journal coming in 2015
Vision Development and Rehabilitation
Announcing the Editor of the new COVD Journal, Vision Development and Rehabilitation

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COVD has compiled summaries of research and clinical studies on optometric vision therapy. These summaries provide an overview of the literature on the use of vision therapy for several visual conditions.

Also available are White Papers, Position Papers, and information on the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial and Acquired Traumatic Brain Injury.

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Tour de Optometry

COVD created the Tour de Optometry to educate and excite optometry students about behavioral and developmental vision and vision therapy. The COVD Board of Directors and some Past Presidents visit each of the schools of optometry, and the attending Board Member works with the COVD Faculty, Resident, and Student Liaisons to coordinate the Tour visit.

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