My experience is varied and includes degrees in neuropsychology and education from the University of Alberta/Faculte St. Jean, and a doctorate in optometry from Pacific University in Oregon, specializing in the management of learning-related visual dysfunction. I hold a number of industry certificates in electronics, database management, operating systems and networking. My career as an educator began in 1990 teaching high school sciences in public schools, then I went on to work in Information Technology-related fields as a consultant/trainer in communities across the Northwest Territories, Canada.
I continue to write about vision and learning for education and for local newspapers, and I’m working on a manual on instruction and learning for parents, and an online library of activities to help overcome learning and reading disabilities. In clinic, I provide comprehensive vision care for people across the Alberta Foothills, including
• Ocular health and vision examinations.
• Management of ocular diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts.
• Pre- and post-surgical care for procedures such as LASIK/PRK, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, droopy eyelids (blepharoplasty).
• Specification of corrective eyewear such as contact lenses, general use glasses, specialty glasses and magnifiers, low vision aids, safety eyeware, and orthoptics (corrective eyewear and therapy for visual disturbances).
• Management of learning difficulties.
• Visual efficiency consulting. (Aids to professionals who need to maximize their reading and/or visual awareness and skills.)
I believe that serving the community means that all people who need care should have access to it, so I created a remote on-location eye-care service, www.on-sight.ca, that serves the elderly and disabled, in addition to industry operating in remote locations.
This site, the one you are now reading, is a public service I am developing to encourage proper care and attention of children as they set sail on the seas of formal education. Please feel free to share links to www.drboulet.com with your friends.
One of my driving forces is to ensure that all children have a comprehensive visual function assessment prior to beginning formal education. I always say that getting people to realize that VISION is a VERY important element of READING, something so obvious, is a next to impossible task. It’s like pushing a train. Proper visual assessment for all children prior to school is a worthwhile goal, and a train worth pushing. I have faith, though, that once this train gets rolling it will be hard to stop. Before I leave this Earthly domain, all children in Alberta will receive visual skills assessments as a requirement to enter Kindergarten. So there, it’s on the Internet, it must be true.
It’s not all work and no play for me, though I love my work. I also enjoy music, hiking, and photography. See www.MountainPostcards.com for a sample of some of my work. Again, feel free to share this link. All images are freely downloadable!