EYE TALKS FREE Webinar- 136
Date: Jan 21st || Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM NPT
Dr Glen T. Steele webinar series at Mero Eye
This course addresses the growing awareness that vision and observation of vision characteristics can aid in early identification of children on the autism spectrum. Research studies are increasingly showing this and raises the need for earlier identification and intervention which is a service that optometrists can provide. It emphasizes the assessment and diagnosis of eye and vision conditions most likely encountered in the examination of this population. Differential diagnosis will be used to guide the optometrist into the appropriate treatment plan and potential referral sources.
At the conclusion of this course, the optometrist will:
1. Be able to link vision to early development
2. Understand the links to vision in autism
3. Know the characteristics of vision and autism
4. Testing protocols for early assessment of visual characteristics that may relate to
5. Be able to develop a list of local resources
6. Be able to develop communication with parents and other professionals
Dr Glen T. Steele
O.D. FCOVD FAAO (Retired)
Just Look Retinoscopy Procedure and Uses
Just Look Retinoscopy is a retinoscopy technique that has been described to utilize for monitoring the stability of the patient’s looking process. The technique involves monitoring the progression of looking from awareness to seeing to understanding. This is particularly important in the early years as children prepare for later rigors of school. More than just retinoscopy, however, observation is necessary in all phases of examination. Because many other disciplines use observation of visual attention to determine specific milestones in development, it is important that optometrist utilize observation as a key component of examination.