For further information on courses see course summary at the bottom of this page (flyer for download as soon as available) or visit the individual course description page.
Peer Review meeting OVT4.
For all delegates that have attended OVT4 Strabismus and Amblyopia.
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Novotel London Heathrow Hotel
Dr Rob Lewis
The OVT4 Peer Review Day will be mainly discussions and practical demonstrations, and will be for Optometrists and Vision Therapists who have already taken OVT4 in the UK, or a strabismus course elsewhere.
Spring/Summer Meeting 2017 Sunday & Monday 25th/26th June 2017
Venue: Novotel Manchester Centre Hotel
Acquired Brain Injury – How can I help?
Speaker: Steen Aalberg
We are delighted to welcome Steen Aalberg from Denmark to present this topic.
The first day will cover symptoms, history and neurology, together with some discussion on concussion. The second day will be practical advice, both general and specific, on how to apply OVT activities to ABI patients.
Steen graduated in 1978 from the Danish School of Optometry in Copenhagen, through his career he has specialized in Contact Lenses, Behavioral Optometry and Neuro-Rehabilitation. He completed his COVD Fellowship in 1995 and His Masters in 2001. Steen has held several positions in Danish Optometry Associations including President of the Danish Optometric and Contact Lens Society. Currently he is an active member of the OEP Clinical curriculum Facility, teaching Behavioral Optometry and Neuro-rehabilitation across the world.
Course fees: Inclusive of lunch, coffee / tea and course notes:
Members £265, Non-Members £295, Vision Therapists £195
An early bird discount of £25 may be applied for bookings made and paid before before 1st May
Bookings made after Friday 16th June will incur a £25 late booking fee.
Venue: Novotel Manchester Centre Hotel, 21 Dickinson Street, Manchester, M1 4LX
For details regarding accommodation please visit: www.H3145-SB@accor.com (0)161 235 2200
To book your place:
- To pay by credit card please go to:www.regonline.com/June2017
- If you prefer to pay by Bank Transfer or Cheque please complete the attached form: Spring Meeting Flyer 2017
and return it to the administrator either by email or by post:
Please note that if you are paying by bank transfer or cheque your booking CANNOT be processed without the form.
VISION AND AUTISM DAY Sunday 7th May 2017 Dublin
Speakers Patricia Maher FAOI FBABO. &
Dee Hogan MEd SpEd ASD Childhood Support Specialist
Equipping yourself, your Optometric practice and the individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder for a positive outcome to a Behavioural Optometric Examination and Therapy.
Many of the behavioural characteristics of those falling within the Autistic Spectrum, including communication, motor planning, sensory integration and transitioning from task to task and all involve the visual system. By preparing yourself, your practice and the individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder for dealing with children with autism, you will automatically increase the success of the Visual Examination & the Optometric Vision Therapy. During the day you will learn about the similarities & differences among individuals on the Autistic Spectrum, as well as strategies for dealing with the Optometric Examination & Management.
Learn how Optometric Vision Therapy activities, prisms & lenses help to retrain their visual system in order to minimise or eliminate their visual symptoms so that they can reach their potential. Vision Therapy Schedule Boards, various activities & ways of adapting and modifying the activities will also be shown.
An extensive Developmental Milestone Chart will be provided along with 3 case studies and where they fall on the developmental scale.
Course costs: €140 per delegate
To book your place, return the attached form with your payment ASAP to the
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FLYER FOR VISION AND AUTISM DAY
2017 AGM meeting
Proposed date 17th September 2017
Taster Sessions 2017
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.
This evening is ideal for anyone wanting to find out more about BABO and behavioural optometry or for those thinking of starting BABO’s courses.
Please call Lorraine on: 07443 569021 or email email@example.com
Portsmouth – Ran February 16th
Newcastle-upon-Tyne – Ran February 20th
Glasgow – March 13th – Novotel Glasgow Centre, G2 4DT
Nottingham – March 27th – Novotel Nottingham East Midlands, NG10 4EP
Wrexham – April 27th – Hoya Lens UK, LL13 9UA
Plymouth – May 8th – Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club, PL1 2NY
Heathrow – May 22nd – Novotel Heathrow, UB7 9HJ
Colchester – June 19th – Best Western Marks Tey, CO6 1DU
Newport – June 19th – Waterloo Hotel, NP20 2JG
Manchester – June 26th – Novotel, Manchester Centre, M1 4LX
John Stevenson, Chairman presenting, 10th October in Cardiff.
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:
May 18-21 2017 – SIODEC, Madrid
July 6-7, 2017 – ACBO, Sydney
Sept 14-17, 2017 – NORA, Buffalo, NY
Nov 10-12, 2017 – BOAF, Konstanz, Germany
April 26-29, 2018 ICBO Sydney Australia