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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

2022 Speakers

Ray Gottlieb


Ray Gottlieb, O.D., Ph.D. graduated from the U.C. Berkeley, School of Optometry in 1964. His optometry practice focused on a unique blend of vision, movement cognitive training to help patients with learning, attention and reading problems, strabismus, traumatic brain injury, myopia and presbyopia and low vision. Dr. Gottlieb has been the Dean of the College of Syntonic Optometry since 1985. He served the faculty of three universities, two psychiatric hospitals, and a low vision center. He was the research editor for Brain/Mind Bulletin. In 1980, he conceived of and opened the “Eye Gym” in Santa Monica, CA. 

In 1971, he eliminated his myopia using Bates practices. He prevented his presbyopia using a method he invented (The Read Without Glasses Method). He has written two books: Attention and Memory Training: Stress-point learning on the trampoline (2005), and The Fundamentals of Flow in Learning Music, with Prof. Rebecca Penneys (1994). His Ph.D. dissertation: A Neuropsychology of Nearsightedness (1977), and many journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Gottlieb lectures about vision, health and learning to scientists, educators, health professionals and the public in the U.S. and abroad.  Dr. Gottlieb is now retired from optometry. He lives in Florida where he researches, writes, swims, gardens and invents and practices eye/brain/body exercises on a sunny, Gulf of Mexico beach.

2022 Program

Sunday, September 11, 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

Monday, September 12, 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

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