OVT1 - Introduction to Behavioural Optometry

New for 2022 - The course is now ONLINE 

June course - now full

Autumn date tbc - please e-mail info@babo.co.uk to register your interest

Developed and refined over thirty years, OVT1 consists of two modules that guide an Optometrist on how to assess, diagnose and manage a wide range of non-strabismic binocular visual disorders. OVT1 provides the essential foundations for further learning in behavioural and neuro-developmental Optometry.

The two modules are OVT1A - Introduction to Behavioural Optometry which is now live and ready to book, and OVT1B which covers Further Concepts in Behavioural Optometry which will follow shortly.

The courses have been revised and updated for online delivery by Paul Adler FBABO over the past two years. To show our appreciation for his hard work, BABO has created a bursary to fully fund one graduate Optometrist to take the two course modules. If you are interested in promoting, researching or advancing Behavioural Optometry then please consider applying for the Paul Adler Bursary. Applications should be submitted by 15th May.

MODULE A - Introduction to Behavioural Optometry

OVT1A guides you through the process of how to assess, diagnose and manage accommodative, convergence and fusional disorders over a 16 week period.

What you get?

18 Hours of Video
3 Online Tutorials / Peer reviews
Practical Assignments
BABO Membership
Mentorship to support your learning
Key Equipment to get you started
BABO and GOC CPD points.

Your commitment for OVT1A:

Allow 2 hours per week to review the videos / theory
Practice assessment techniques on 5 patients per week (approximately 30 minutes extra to your schedule)
See two volunteer patients for assessments and treatment (approximately 30-60 minutes per week)
Attend Tutorials and Peer Reviews on weeks 5, 10 and 16

A detailed schedule can be seen here.

Course Fees

Optometrists £1487

(£100 discount AIO and Sightcare members)

Vision Therapists £987

Existing members please contact admin.

Course fees include Module A and Module B.

*Therapists are eligible to take the course only if sponsored by a course delegate or Behavioural Optometrist.
**If you or your practice have been claiming to practice behavioural Optometry without accreditation or training then you may have been barred from our courses.

If you have any questions please email info@babo.co.uk



Outline for OVT1A - Introduction to Behavioural Optometry

WEEK

Suggested Study Time

Lecture

Title

Suggested clinical time

WEEK 1

2 hours of theory

Lectures 1 and 2                 

What is Vision and Vision Training

 

WEEK 2

2 hours of theory

Lectures 3 and 4.1

The Accommodative System and its Assessment

+ 30 minutes clinical techniques

WEEK 3

2 hours of theory

Lectures 4.2 and 4.3

The Accommodative System and its Assessment

+ 30 minutes clinical techniques

WEEK 4

2 hours of theory

Lectures 5.1

Treatment of Accommodative Disorders

+ 60 minutes to assess a volunteer patient(s) (including eye exam)

WEEK 5

2 hours of theory

Lectures 5.2 and 5.3

Treatment of Accommodative Disorders

 + 30 minutes Volunteer Patient Treatment

 

2 HOUR TUTORIAL

Review assessment of symptoms and accommodation

 

Week 6

2 hours of theory

Lecture 6

The Convergence System

+ 30 minutes Patient Treatment

+ 30 minutes Clinical Techniques

Week 7

2 hours of theory

Lecture 7 and 8 

Phorias and Stereo

+ 30 minutes Patient Treatment

+ 30 minutes Clinical Techniques

Week 8

3 hours of theory

Lecture 9 & 10

Vergence Facility NRA/PRA and AC/A Ratios

+ 30 minutes Patient Treatment

+ 30 minutes Clinical Techniques

Week 9

 

 

 

30 Patient Treatment + 60 minutes Assessment

Week 10

2 HOUR TUTORIAL

Review assessment of convergence and patient treatment

60 minutes Patient Treatment

Week 11

2.5 hours theory

Lecture 11

Training Vergence

+ 60 minutes Patient Treatment

+ Clinical Techniques

Week 12

2.5 hours theory

Lecture 12

Training Vergence

+ 60 minutes Patient Treatment

+ Clinical Techniques

Week 13

2 hours theory

Lecture 13

Training Vergence

+ 60 minutes Patient Treatment

+ Clinical Techniques

Week 14

2 hours theory

Lecture 14

Training Vergence

+ 60 minutes Patient Treatment + Clinical Techniques

Week 15

2 hours theory

- Lecture 15

CASE HISTORIES

+ 60 minutes Patient Review + Clinical Techniques

Week 16

2 HOURS

FINAL TUTORIAL AND PEER REVIEW

REVIEW CASE REATMENTS

 

 




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