College of Optometrists in Vision Development Grants Board Certification

Oct 28, 2010, 12:05 ET from College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)

AURORA, Ohio, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-nine optometrists completed the certification process and were inducted as Board Certified Fellows (FCOVD) of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and two optometrists were inducted as Board Certified Academic Fellows of COVD (FCOVD-A) at the COVD 40th Annual Meeting, October 16, 2010 in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. They are:

Names

City/state

Jamie Anderson, OD, FCOVD

Centennial, CO

Daniel Bowersox, OD, FCOVD

Shelbyville, KY

Pauline Buck, OD, FCOVD

Miami, FL

Lynnette Burgess, OD, FCOVD

Hamilton, MI

Steven Curtis, OD, FCOVD

Columbus, OH

Mark Dean, OD, FCOVD

Myrtle Beach, SC

Janette Dumas, OD, FCOVD

Memphis, TN

Tressa Eubank, OD, FCOVD

Memphis, TN

Allison Falden, OD, FCOVD

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Aditya Goyal, B. Opt., FCOVD-I

Chennai, India

David Grisham, OD, FCOVD-A

Novato, CA

Nicole Gurbal, OD, FCOVD

Atlanta, GA

Sarah Hill, OD, FCOVD

Billings, MT

Susan Jong, OD, FCOVD

Baton Rouge, LA

Susan Lake, OD, FCOVD

Warrensburg, MO

Briana Larson, OD, FCOVD

Austin, TX

Ralph Latimer, OD, FCOVD

Oklahoma City, OK

Stefani Martin, OD, FCOVD

Delray Beach, FL

Heather McBryar, OD, FCOVD

Hixson, TX

Harriet Pelton, OD, FCOVD

Bloomfield, MI

Patricia Poma-Nowinski, OD, FCOVD

Bloomfield, MI

Philip Raber, OD, FCOVD

Kidron, OH

Jameel H. Rizwana, M. Phil. Opt, FCOVD-I

Chennai, India

S. Moshe Roth, OD, FCOVD

Old Bridge, NJ

Hadassa Rutman, OD, FCOVD

New York, NY

Heike Schuhmacher, Dr. Med, FCOVD-I

Bad Homburg, Germany

Benny Shao, OD, FCOVD

Campbell, CA

Jennifer Sortor, OD, FCOVD

Ann Arbor, MI

Scott Steinman, OD, FCOVD-A

Memphis, TN

Tilena Waters, OD, FCOVD

Cedar Rapids, IA

Stephanie Wolman, OD, FCOVD

Harrison, NY



To obtain board certification in vision development and therapy, optometrists must complete a guided study program involving submission of written responses to a series of questions relating to clinical diagnosis, treatment and patient management, and three detailed case reports for evaluation by the COVD International Examination and Certification Board (IECB).  They must also successfully complete a written examination and oral interview administered by the IECB.  Candidates who have successfully met all the requirements for certification are awarded Fellowship in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD).

In addition, twenty-five optometric vision therapists completed the COVD certification process at this year's Annual Meeting and were inducted as Certified Optometric Vision Therapists (COVT). They are:

Name

Employed by COVD Fellow Members

Irene Anderson, COVT

Gary Williams, OD, FCOVD

John Balsley, COVT

Robert Prazer, OD, FCOVD

Susan Balzer, COVT

Robert Prazer, OD, FCOVD

April Banores, COVT

Randy Schulman, OD, FCOVD

Cristy Concepcion, COVT

Carl Hillier, OD, FCOVD

Laura Jane Cooper, COVT

Sandy Johal, OD, FCOVD

Vincent DiGiovanni, COVT

Genia Beasley, OD, FCOVD

Maureen Ellis, COVT

Paula Johnson, OD, FCOVD

Wendy Hartman, COVT

Genia Beasley, OD, FCOVD

Brenda Jackson, COVT

Carl Hillier, OD, FCOVD

Lisa Knopp, COVT

Theodore Kadet, OD, FCOVD

Corrina Maslanka, COVT

Mehrnaz Green, OD, FCOVD

Jane McClure, COVT

Dana Haba, OD, FCOVD

Alicia Hunt, COVT

Robert Prazer, OD, FCOVD

Jacqui Orlosky, COVT

Bruce Wojciechowski, OD, FCOVD

Jennifer Roeber, COVT

Amy Cecil, OD, FCOVD

Linda Solway, COVT

Carl Hillier, OD, FCOVD

Megan Smith, COVT

J. Robert Walesby, OD, FCOVD

Karen Gwen Stowers, COVT

Carole Hong, OD, FCOVD

Jill Thomas, COVT

Mary Van Hoy, OD, FCOVD

Wendy Warner, COVT

Dawn Dunford, OD, FCOVD

Heather Weifenbach, COVT

Genia Beasley, OD, FCOVD

Margaret Cole, COVT

Robert Prazer, OD, FCOVD

Helen Welsh, COVT

Carole Hong, OD, FCOVD

Audrey Zalaznik, COVT

Kara Heying, OD, FCOVD



To become a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT), an individual must be employed by and work under the direct supervision of an optometrist who is a Fellow of COVD, complete a guided study education program, and pass a written exam and an oral interview administered by the COVD International Examination and Certification Board. The certification process provides an opportunity for optometric vision therapists to expand and document their knowledge and skills in optometric vision therapy and enhance their ability to assist the optometrist in providing patient services in this area of optometric care.

About COVD

The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) is an international, non-profit optometric membership organization that provides education, evaluation, and board certification programs in behavioral and developmental vision care, vision therapy and visual rehabilitation. The organization is comprised of doctors of optometry, vision therapists and other vision specialists. For more information on learning-related vision problems, vision therapy and COVD, please visit www.covd.org or call 888.268.3770.

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Website: www.covd.org



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