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For further information on OVT courses please see the course summaries at the bottom of this page (flyer for download as soon as available) or visit the individual course description page.

Annual Conference Sports Vision and therapy

Venue: Manchester Conferences

 

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BABO program running alongside AIO conference

Saturday 13th to Monday 15th October 2018

More details to come as program is confirmed

 

 

 Taster Sessions 2018

These evenings are ideal for anyone wanting to find out more about BABO and behavioural optometry or for those thinking of starting BABO’s courses.

If you are interested in attending or anyone you know maybe please contact admin. A light buffet will be provided and the evening will the earn one GOC CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians who attend.
Please call Lorraine on: 07443 569021 or email admin@babo.co.uk

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Please note Preston meeting has been postponed, please contact admin@babo.co.uk to register an interest for a meeting there and we will get to you!


For Optometrists and Therapists with questions please find Behavioural Optometrists Group and BABO Therapists on Facebook. Request an invite to join.


International and other providers dates:

October 27-29, 2018 – BOAF, Torino, Italy
March 27-30 2019 – SIODEC, Grenada, Spain
August 25-28, 2022 ICBO Ottawa, Canada

 

OVT 2 – Intermediate Optometric Vision Therapy. Edinburgh

10-12th February 2019

For optometrists and therapists who have attended the BABO OVT1A & B courses (or equivalent)

We have put together the foundations of further understanding of the Behavioural approach to vision care and, at the same time, given sufficient practical clinical techniques to really develop your skills when treating patients. This course will improve your range and depth of understanding, and will demonstrate at least 25 OVT activities, including the appropriate loading for each patient. There will be enough flexibility in the course timings to enable the course to go at your own pace and to answer many of the questions you may have about how to apply the techniques, including case planning and programming and administration of therapy in practice.

To book your place please  contact admin@babo.co.uk. forms and flyer from link to be posted when available:

 

OVT 1A and B 

NOW ****combined 4 day course****

 8-11th September 2018, Edinburgh

Course tutor: Caroline Hurst, BSc, FCOpto, FBABO

OVT1 is the first of five core courses for optometrists and therapists wishing to learn about Behavioural Optometry. Members who want to become BABO accredited will need to attend OVT1A and B, OVT2 and OVT3 as a minimum.

The combined course will cover behavioural philosophy, assessment and treatment of accommodation, convergence, fusional problems, eye movements as well as near point stress, four circles and near point retinoscopy . Plenty of time will be devoted to trying out treatment techniques and for discussions. Each delegate will receive a free starter kit of OVT equipment for the activities taught on the course.  Contact admin@babo.co.uk to get further information.

Details for booking and payment are here: www.regonline.com/ovt1-2018

Online flyer for 2018 available to download here:

OVT1 flyer 2018

 

OVT4  3 days – 30th Sept – 2nd Oct 2018 Dublin

Dr. Robin Lewis, Phoenix – Strabismus and amblyopia

The course will be interactive and because of this numbers will be limited.
To register an interest in this course please contact admin@babo.co.uk

 

OVT5 – Motor Training within Optometric Vision Therapy 

TBC  2019

Lead: Caroline Hurst, BSc, FCOptom, FBABO

Movement, the visual process and the development of processing and perceptual skills are intrinsically linked in a continuous, cyclical process of making a motor action, processing and understanding the sensory input from that motor action, then with vision modifying the next motor action. This course will explore the development and learning of gross and fine motor skills together with primitive and postural reflex control of movements, and describe the impact of infantile reflexes upon visual process development. The infantile reflexes will be considered as part of the total visuo-motor development system, and the course will include the descriptions, actions and effects of primitive reflexes together with assessments and therapy activities to provide a methodical approach to testing and therapy activities.

OVT3 – Vision and Learning (3 days) 

8-10th July 2018, Birmingham, UK – *CANCELLED*  New dates coming soon

 Lead: Owen Leigh BSc, FCOptom, FBABO

This course is ideally suited to any practitioner with an interest in learning difficulties and who has some experience of behavioural optometry. The lead speaker, Owen Leigh, has enormous experience in this field and his practice in Hampshire has an international reputation for its work.  Prior attendance at OVT1 and OVT2 courses is essential, and attendance for all three days of this course is mandatory. CET points available, and the course will attract BABO points.

The course will be a mix of didactic content, covering the basic theories of learning difficulties, the impact of visual problems on learning, and testing with vision therapy and practice management. It has been re-formatted to fit in with the guidelines for CET points. This makes it ideal for those who have taken OVT3 in the past to revisit the topics covered.  A comprehensive manual and pen drive will be provided within the course fee.

The course will be interactive and because of this, numbers will be limited.

To register an interest in this course please contact admin@babo.co.uk