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2022 Conference


12 hours of COPE-approved education

In person and Virtual options available
Sunday, Sept 11 - Monday, Sept 12, 2022

2021 Program

Day 1:

Sunday September 11th, 2022


8:00    Registration


8:20   Opening remarks

8:30   IOP, Myopia, Glaucomas - What we've learned comparing Accommodative Fatigue in Preschoolers vs Young Adults and Older adults

            COPE #78515-TD

            Ben C. Lane, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, FAAAS, FACN


10:10 Break


10:40   Behavioral Optometry should incorporate Bates into our Therapy Practices

            COPE pending

            Ray Gottlieb, OD, PhD, FCSO


11:40   Vision Therapy for Presbyopia Reduction

            COPE pending

            Dr. Gottlieb



12:30 Congress Luncheon


1:00    Exhibitor presentation


1:40    OEPF rep: Amy Pruszenski, OD, FCOVD


2:00   OrthoK: Beyond the Basics

            COPE #76043-CL  

            Paul Levine, OD, FAAO, FIAOMC


3:00    Managing Myopia Through Optical and Lifestyle Strategies

            COPE #79018-GO

            Dr. Levine


3:40    Break


4:10    Myopia Management - Decisions, Decisions

COPE # 78974-FV

Laura Vasilakos, OD, FCOVD


5:00 Dinner on your own


8:00 Hospitality/Bull session 

            Congress Suite

Day 2:

Monday September 12th, 2022

9:00    Attention and Memory Training in an Optometric Neuro-Rehabilitation Practice: An Introduction to Stress-point Training

COPE approval pending

Dr. Gottlieb


10:30 Break


11:00   Attention and Memory Training in an Optometric Neuro-Rehabilitation Practice: An Introduction to Stress-point Training. Continued

Dr. Gottlieb


12:15  Lunch


12:45 Exhibitor presentation


2:00   Modifying Lifestyle to Prevent the Age-related Macular Degenerations

            COPE #78420-PH

            Dr. Lane


4:00    Closing

Robert Fox

of Fox Vision Development Center


Dr. Robert Fox has been in practice in the Capital Region Area since 1986. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the SUNY College of Optometry. Dr. Fox has also completed a residency in Rehabilitative Optometry at the Northport VA Medical Center on Long Island. As a Fellow, he has passed a series of rigorous examinations to be board certified in Vision Therapy and Vision Development. Dr. Fox is a charter member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA).

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Jason Clopton

of Center of Vision

Dr. Jason Clopton graduated from Southern College of Optometry in 1999. After graduation he went into private practice. In 2001 he started the first pediatric and brain injury referral therapy center in Tennessee with his wife Heidi Clopton, OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist. Dr. Clopton has co-authored two chapters in the book “Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs”- First Edition. He has published journal papers and lectures throughout the US and at international meetings on pediatrics, eye movements, strabismus and amblyopia, vision/vestibular, coding and billing for neuro-rehabilitation, neurotransmitters, brain injury, concussions, and neuro-rehabilitation. In 2010 he founded/invented and is the CEO of EyeLign Products, LLC.

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Curtis Baxstrom

of Northwest Vision & Learning Center

Ever since receiving his first pair of glasses in 6th grade, Dr. Baxstrom felt he wanted to be in a profession that made a difference in people’s lives. During completion of his Doctorate in Optometry in 1984, he became very interested in the development of vision and its relationship with reading and learning. Professionally he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He is a consultant to several school districts as well as Good Samaritan, St. Joseph’s, Highline Community and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospitals. He has lectured nationally and internationally on visual development, reading, dyslexia, head trauma, amblyopia and strabismus.

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2021 Speakers​

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