NOA SPECIAL EVENT
The Role of Optometry in the Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of
Sports Related Injuries
Dr. Steve Devick, a former-practicing optometrist and serial entrepreneur has founded/co-founded a series of successful public and private companies, including Platinum Entertainment (NASDAQ: PTET), Blue Rhino (NASDAQ: RINO), Platinum technology (NASDAQ: PLAT), a software company and the King-Devick Test, Inc. (K-D) which initially studied the relationship between eye movements and reading fluency. The test has been utilized worldwide in measuring saccadic eye movements as they relate to a variety of brain functions. It has most notably been validated as an objective sideline-screening test for concussions. Steve received the Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award from the United States Sports Academy for outstanding sports related medical research in 2011.
To call attention to concussions in sports, Dr. Devick film company released Head Games in 2014. In 2015, Mayo Clinic, for the first time in its 150-year history, executed a co-branding equity contract with K-D, which is now called the King-Devick Test in Association with Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Parres M. Wright resides in the suburbs of Chicago and practices full scope optometry at The Mind-Eye Connection. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and maintains membership in multiple professional organizations. Dr. Wright has also published journal articles in several peer-reviewed periodicals. She holds licenses in Illinois, Tennessee, Florida and Pennsylvania.
Dr. Roslyn Colman, is a residency trained developmental optometrist. She is the owner of Envision Therapy, a vision therapy and pediatric specialty practice. She is a regional trustee for the National Optometric Association and a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She has also volunteered internationally and locally through organizations such as Unite for Sight and the Special Olympics.
Dr. Takeia Locke is a residency trained developmental optometrist with a private practice- Family Eye Care Center of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. She serves on the board of three non-profit organizations and is a member of AOA, COVD, NSU Alumni Association and Buckhead Business Association. Dr. Locke has published research and articles on Autism, Glaucoma and Dry Eye Disease.
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Join us for the National Optometric Association's annual convention, July 8-12, 2015 at the beautifully remodeled beachfront Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, located at One Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928. Children’s Visual Heath is the continuing educational focus.
The NOA will provide 14 hours of COPE approved courses focused on the early detection, management, current technology and treatment of conditions affecting children. Registration will open soon. Look for updates in our monthly newsletter, and/or on Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn.
This year’s panel of notable lecturers includes: Drs. Leonard Press, Josephine Owoeye, Richard Hom, and Janette Dumas. We will also have pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Buhilda McGrif and more.
Our keynote speaker, Dr. Leonard Press, is a nationally and internationally recognized pediatric clinician, educator, and author. Dr. Press is a Fellow of the College of Optometry in Vision Development (COVD), a Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry, and a consultant of visual disabilities for the National Board of Medical Examiners
Josephine Owoeye, OD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. She specializes in pediatric optometry and also serves as a consultant for the Baltimore City Health Department, where she helps update the vision screening protocol for Baltimore City school children.
Janette Dumas, OD is an Associate Professor at Southern College of Optometry where she is active in clinical education. Didactically, she teaches the pediatric and vision therapy laboratories. She is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians.
Richard Hom, OD has extensive experience in practice management. He is the National Director of Anthem/ Wellpoint and a member of the American Academy of Optometry.
Buhilda McGriff, MD is a pediatric ophthalmologist who specializes in pediatric ocular disease, adult strabismus, and general ophthalmology. She has been voted one of America’s Top Ophthalmologist, since 2007.
Getting there: Flights go into Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), which is about 50 miles southeast of the hotel. There is the K-shuttle for approximately $49 one way, or a taxi will run about $100 one way. There are also limited flights into the Hilton Head Island Airport (HXD), serviced by US Airways Express and a taxi to the hotel will run about $21 one way.
Hotel Room Booking Information: Marriott hotel(s) is offering your special group rate. The NOA room rate is $189 plus $1.00 destination fee per room per night; rate is offered July 4th-July 15th, subject to availability. Reservations can also be made by phone at 1-888-511-5086 (reference the NOA Convention). Go to NOA Group Rate to book your room. NOA attendees will receive 20% discount on hotel spa services and hotel bike rental and two breakfast vouchers per room.
Available dates: 7/4/15-7/15/15
Last day to book: June 1, 2015
Parking is $14.00/day
Check in: 4:00pm
Check out: 11:00am