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Locate a Doctor Tool

Fellows and Associates 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, including the Annual Meeting!


Discount Pricing on Certification

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

eVisions Member Newsletter

Our member news is now delivered by email for the latest and most exciting info from COVD in a concise and targeted format! Be sure to whitelist (mark as safe) all emails from to ensure you're receiving this benefit.

Practice Opportunities

View employment opportunities for ODs and vision therapists, as well as practices available for purchase!

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.

FREE Lecture from DigiVision Media

DigiVision will be releasing 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.

 Associates &

Board of Directors Resource Library

The COVD Board of Directors has created a special library of resources just for Associate and Fellow Members! Enjoy these exclusive perspectives and tips, brought together just for you.

Student and Resident Benefits

As part of the next generation of developmental optometrists, we recognize how critical you are to COVD's future. Membership is FREE for all years of optometry school and residency!

Vision Therapist Corner

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

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

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 member types and pricing:

Associate Membership

For optometrists who provide care or instruction in the area of developmental and behavioral vision care and vision therapy. These members are featured on our Locate a Doctor tool so patients in their area can find them more easily. New Associate members must have completed at least 10 hours of relevant CE in the last year. 

 Years Practicing Yearly Dues (US) Yearly Dues (Int'l)
 1st Year $ 40 $ 13
 2nd Year  $ 106.26  $ 34.50
 3rd Year  $ 212.50  $ 69
 4th Year  $ 318.75  $ 103.50
 5th Year +  $ 425  $ 138

Membership dues are NOT refundable.

Affiliate Membership

For all individuals, including optometrists not currently in practice, who are interested in the advancement of the functional and developmental aspects of vision. This membership is also a good choice for those optometrists who are new to vision therapy, looking to learn more about it before adding it to their practice, or coming back to it after years away from the field. 

Yearly Dues (US) Yearly Dues (Int'l)
$ 108 $ 35
Membership dues are NOT refundable.

Vision Therapist Membership

Any vision therapist who is employed by an optometrist can join as this type of member.  

Yearly Dues (US) Yearly Dues (Int'l)
$ 99 $ 32

Membership dues are NOT refundable.

Student/Resident Membership

FREE membership open to all currently-enrolled, full-time optometric students and residents!