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SVS program helps members address needs of athletes

April 24, 2012

The AOA Sports Vision Section (SVS) is pleased to present the Sports Vision University – hosted by seven state affiliates – a four-hour program that consists of two continuing education COPE-approved courses.

“There is a huge market of athletes who have visual needs that could be addressed with sports vision services,” said Steven Hitzeman, O.D., one of the course speakers. “These services include protection, correction, contact lenses, altering the visible light transmission to increase contrast of visual stimuli, and enhancing the visual skills that are important for that sport. There is a need for these services, no matter the level of the athlete – professional, college, high school, club sport or recreational activities.”

Don’t miss out – The program emphasis is on managing the visual performance needs of athletic patients.

Optometrists, students of optometry, residents, opticians, paraoptometrics and athletic coaches and trainers are encouraged to attend.

The upcoming state affiliates hosting this CE program include:

  • Montana Optometric Association on May 5. Visit www.nvo.com/moa for more information.
  • Utah Optometric Association on June 7. Visit www.utaheyedoc.org for more information.
  • Virginia Optometric Association on June 23. Visit www.thevoa.org for more information.

To view the calendar schedule, visit www.aoa.org/x15029.xml or contact Section Coordinator Alisa Krewet at AGKrewet@aoa.org.

This program is sponsored in part by Vistakon®, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Most optometrists have limited access to continuing education in sports vision topics. The Sports Vision University curriculum will provide attendees the opportunity to receive a comprehensive overview of the many aspects of sports vision in a four-hour course.

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