This live, interactive workshop aims to assist optometrists interested in integrating binocular vision testing into routine assessments of school-aged-children.
During this session, subject-matter expert Liz Jackson will outline a framework for a baseline battery of binocular vision tests. She will also discuss the additional tests performed on indication to specifically diagnose accommodation-convergence dysfunctions. Participants will engage in active peer discussions involving case studies and strategies for implementing more comprehensive binocular vision testing and management in their everyday practice.
This workshop will also be repeated in Wollongong (19th July), Canberra (4th August), Newcastle (30th August), Port Macquarie (31st August) and Coffs Harbour (1st September).
Review the clinical techniques for measuring accommodation and convergence function in school-aged children.
Discuss a framework for a baseline battery of binocular vision tests for school-aged children.
Further understand additional tests that can be performed on indication to specifically diagnose accommodation-convergence dysfunctions.
Expand knowledge about strategies for implementing comprehensive binocular vision testing in optometric practice
Improve understanding of the management of accommodation-convergence dysfunctions in school-aged children.
Liz graduated as an optometrist from the University of Melbourne in 1995 and has worked in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. Liz owned a practice in the eastern suburbs of Sydney from 2006-2020 and now currently lives on the south coast with her husband.
Having worked in the area of Behavioural Optometry for more than 20 years, Liz is able to use the skills and tools she has learnt during that time to help children develop their vision to its full potential. Liz has a particular interest in assessment and management of strabismus (eye turns), accommodation and binocular vision disorders (eye focusing and eye teaming disorders) and visual issues that can impact on learning, including visual perception disorders. Liz also enjoys helping adults with these problems and exploring options for assisting with the visual impacts of traumatic brain injuries.
Liz is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometry, was a supervisor at the UNSW School Of Optometry in the Paediatric/Vision Therapy clinic for almost 10 years and has lectured extensively to optometrists about paediatric vision issues.
6-6.30pm Registration and refreshments
6.30-7.30pm Workshop Part 1
7.45-8.45pm Workshop Part 2