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VILD Notes and Symptom Checklist

The attached notes and checklist are for sharing and information purposes. The Notes section offers general information about the nature of human visual function, and the Symptoms and Signs Checklist is a survey to help characterize the nature of possible…

Vision Blindness – Preface

Vision. So what. What’s so special about vision? That is, it’s importance cannot be overstated, but as one family doctor told me one day when discussing a child who had recently been given medications for behaviour and emotional concerns, “what…

The Crisis of Vision in Canada

The title of this piece is deliberately polyvalent – there are many crises of vision in Canada, in the literal and figurative senses. To begin with, while there seems to be an endless thirst for more and more money in…

Difficulties in Defining ‘Optometry’

A scan of the Canadian Orthoptics Society website reveals some interesting observations, if not downright peculiar ones: The site is managed by an ophthalmologist in Quebec, a Province currently known for its aggressive and hubristic medical stance against anything attached…

Calgary Vision Event 2015

Hello Readers! It’s great to see so many wonderful CE events in Canada this year with a vision rehab focus! Independent clinics and COVT&R are sponsoring events, and now events are sponsored for first time by COVD’s first international chapter. …

Recommended Reading List

A new VT OD recently asked for a listing of books to explore new horizons. This post is the result. It is a simple listing of books that I enjoy and have found especially helpful in a) learning procedures, and…

New Canadian Spam Law

Hi Everyone, In order to comply with Canadian anti-spam laws, this note is to remind you that you have the option of unsubscribing to this list. If you wish to unsubscribe, there is a link at the bottom of each…

Canadian Anti Spam Laws

Hi Everyone, In order to comply with Canadian anti-spam laws, this note is to remind you that you have the option of unsubscribing from this list. If you wish to unsubscribe, there is a link at the bottom of each…