Welcome to the NOA's 47th Annual Convention and Continuing Education Program. For your convenience, click on the links below to download CE Handouts.
- Challenges in Pediatric Ophthalmology: Problems and Solutions
- Challenges Involving Uncommon Pediatric Diseases and Challenges in Pediatric Surgery and Latest Techniques
- Pediatric Anterior Segment Evaluation Pearls (Handout)
- Public Health Problems in the Pediatric Population and the Eye Care Practitioner
- Risk Based Optometry
- 3D Technology (Dr. Press)
- Coding & Billing for OVT (Dr. Press)
- Masquerade Syndromes: Binocular Vision vs. Pathology
NOA SPECIAL EVENT
The Role of Optometry in the Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of
Sports Related Injuries
Dr. Steve Devick, a former-practicing optometrist and serial entrepreneur has founded/co-founded a series of successful public and private companies, including Platinum Entertainment (NASDAQ: PTET), Blue Rhino (NASDAQ: RINO), Platinum technology (NASDAQ: PLAT), a software company and the King-Devick Test, Inc. (K-D) which initially studied the relationship between eye movements and reading fluency. The test has been utilized worldwide in measuring saccadic eye movements as they relate to a variety of brain functions. It has most notably been validated as an objective sideline-screening test for concussions. Steve received the Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award from the United States Sports Academy for outstanding sports related medical research in 2011.
To call attention to concussions in sports, Dr. Devick film company released Head Games in 2014. In 2015, Mayo Clinic, for the first time in its 150-year history, executed a co-branding equity contract with K-D, which is now called the King-Devick Test in Association with Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Parres M. Wright resides in the suburbs of Chicago and practices full scope optometry at The Mind-Eye Connection. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and maintains membership in multiple professional organizations. Dr. Wright has also published journal articles in several peer-reviewed periodicals. She holds licenses in Illinois, Tennessee, Florida and Pennsylvania.
Dr. Roslyn Colman, is a residency trained developmental optometrist. She is the owner of Envision Therapy, a vision therapy and pediatric specialty practice. She is a regional trustee for the National Optometric Association and a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She has also volunteered internationally and locally through organizations such as Unite for Sight and the Special Olympics.
Dr. Takeia Locke is a residency trained developmental optometrist with a private practice- Family Eye Care Center of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. She serves on the board of three non-profit organizations and is a member of AOA, COVD, NSU Alumni Association and Buckhead Business Association. Dr. Locke has published research and articles on Autism, Glaucoma and Dry Eye Disease.