COVD offers optometrists and vision therapists the opportunity to become Board Certified in vision development, vision therapy, and vision rehabilitation. The Board certification process is administered by the International Examination and Certification Board (IECB) of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. The IECB process includes a rigorous evaluation of the eye care professional's knowledge and abilities in providing developmental and behavioral vision care for patients.
Optometrists and therapists must be COVD members to become certified.
Optometrists who successfully complete their certification process are Board Certified in vision development, vision therapy, and vision rehabilitation and are designated Fellows of COVD (FCOVD).
The additional designation refers to clinical and research-oriented optometrists certified as Fellows of COVD who practice within the academic arena.
Vision therapists are certified to work with Fellows as Certified Optometric Vision Therapists (COVT).
2019-20 International Examination and Certification Board (IECB)
Dr. Kristi Jensen – Chair
Dr. Ilana Gelfond-Polnariev – Vice Chair
Dr. Susan Oh – Secretary
Dr. Deborah Amster
Lori Griffith, COVT
Dr. Esther Han
Dr. Carl Hillier
Dr. Carole Hong
Erin Pedersen, COVT
Dr. Robin Price
Dr. Hadassa Rutman
Dr. Jennifer Simonson