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August 14th 2015:Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation: Getting the Eyes and Brain to Talk to Each Other Again

Today, I am delighted to have with us Dr. Lisa Harvey, a developmental optometrist, who will discuss the field of vision therapy and rehabilitation. While it is common knowledge that optometrists examine eyes and prescribe glasses, it is not always appreciated that they also may be able to provide carefully monitored exercises to assist children with learning-related vision problems and use these exercises to assist the brain in recovering from traumatic injury. We hope to expand your understanding of what optometrists can do to preserve the precious gift of sight. Please join us for this fasc

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Lisa Harvey, OD

Dr. Harvey is a developmental optometrist. She received her undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and her Doctor of Optometry degree from UC Berkeley in 1983. She completed an internship in pediatric optometry and binocular vision at State University of New York College of Optometry, and worked for a year as a research optometrist at Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco with a focus on cataracts and the visual side effects of systemic medications. She moved to Fort Bragg, CA in 1984 and started a general optometry practice; 20 years later she started a specialty practice in vision therapy, pediatric optometry and vision rehabilitation. She co-edited the textboo
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