Book Review Clinical Management of Binocular Vision Scheiman M, Wick, B. Clinical Management of Part III, Management, is broken into seven chap- Binocular Vision, Heterophoric, Accommodative, and ters, discussing the management options for common Eye Movement Disorders. 3rd ed., 2008, Lippincott binocular vision conditions. The chapters have clear Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. 748 pages. sample therapy programs to use for different types of ISBN-13: 978-0-7817-7784-1 patients, and tables with well written objectives for the therapy. Chapter 15 discusses fixation disparity in Reviewed by Christine L. Allison, OD, Illinois clear and concise terms. There are also many example College of Optometry. fixation disparity curves to help the reader understand how to manage patients based on these curves. Clinical Management of Binocular Vision by Part IV, Advanced Diagnostic and Management Scheiman and Wick, has always been a must-have Issues, includes nine chapters discussing more complex text for those optometrists who choose management issues. Diagnoses such as to examine children and adults with nystagmus, aniseikonia, and refractive binocular vision disorders. Now, with amblyopia are found in this part of the the third edition, the authors have text, as well as chapters on problems added an entire stand alone chapter related to computer use, acquired for the primary care optometrist. Thus, brain injury, and learning problems. this text is now an important addition There are two new chapters in this part for any optometrist’s office. of the text. Chapter 23 is a thorough The text is divided into five discussion of the newest information parts, along with a useful series of on the development and management appendices. In Part I, Diagnosis and of refractive error. This chapter is a General Treatment Approach, the first very interesting read, and thoroughly three chapters provide a thorough look discusses myopia, hyperopia, and at diagnostic testing, case analysis, and astigmatism. The last chapter in this general treatment modalities including section is also new and deals with prognosis. The fourth chapter is a new binocular vision problems associated part found only in the third edition. It is a chapter with refractive surgery. This chapter is a much needed dedicated to the primary care optometrist. This chapter addition to this book as the popularity of refractive gives good advice on how to incorporate binocular surgery has grown with our patients. The chapter is testing efficiently into a primary care practice, and complete with many interesting cases to clearly outline also when to refer. the issues that can occur with refractive surgery. In Part II, Vision Therapy Procedures and The final part, Vision Therapy and Optometric Instrumentation, there are four chapters. The first Practice, includes one chapter which deals with chapter reviews general concepts when choosing practice management issues in vision therapy. It is vision therapy techniques and clearly outlines the a great resource for the vision therapy practitioner, advantages and disadvantages of using certain or for those who are considering adding vision categories of techniques. Chapters 6-8 describe how therapy to their practice. It provides a discussion on to do therapy with specific techniques. While there are communication, office setup, and insurance issues, many techniques to use in vision therapy, the authors as well as giving a list of equipment to get you started have chosen widely used and very effective techniques in practice. to describe in these chapters. These chapters are The three appendices are very useful. The first invaluable for the student or practitioner who is new has sample letters to parents, other professionals, to vision therapy. and insurance companies. The second appendix Volume 40/Number 4/2009 261 lists sources of additional information, such as This third edition is very well-written and the three recommended articles regarding the effectiveness of new chapters make it an invaluable resource, even if vision therapy. The last appendix has lists of patient you own the other two editions of this book. I would instructions for home therapy activities. The write ups highly recommend this text as an excellent resource are simple to understand, yet thorough - exactly what for both the student and the practicing optometrist. you want to give to your patients. COVD Congratulates the New Fellows and Certified Optometric Vision Therapists Twenty-six optometrists became Board Certified Fellows (FCOVD) and one became a Board Certified Academic Fellow (FCOVD-A) at the COVD 39th Annual Meeting, October 17, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. Congratulations to the new FCOVD and FCOVD-A members of COVD and thanks to their Mentors. Andrew R. Adamich, OD, FCOVD Shelley Kim, OD, FCOVD Deborah Michelle Amster, OD, FCOVD Scott R. Lewis, OD, FCOVD Mary Bartuccio, OD, FCOVD Megan Petty, OD, FCOVD Jacee R. Cotton, OD, FCOVD Robert W. Prazer, OD, FCOVD Vicky Fischer, OD, FCOVD Stephanie M. Rice, OD, FCOVD Richard S. Graebe, OD, FCOVD Gloria Hermida Salamanca, OD, FCOVD Mehrnaz D. Azimi Green, OD, FCOVD Emily Schottman, OD, FCOVD Sidney I. Greenberg, OD, FCOVD Christine A. Semenza, OD, FCOVD Elisa B. Haransky-Beck, OD, FCOVD Nadira S. Shadeed, OD, FCOVD Paul E. Harvey, OD, FCOVD Samantha Slotnick, OD, FCOVD Sarah Hinkley, OD, FCOVD Jennifer W. Smith, OD, FCOVD Paula Johnson, OD, FCOVD Vicky Johns Vandervort, OD, FCOVD Kristi D. Kading, OD, FCOVD Wanda Lee Vaughn, OD, FCOVD Neera Kapoor, OD, FCOVD-A In addition, seventeen optometric vision therapists completed the COVD certification process at the COVD 39th Annual Meeting. Congratulations to the newly certified therapists and thank you to their mentors. Patricia Andrich, COVT Tanya Knezevic, COVT Jill Combs, COVT Richard A. Miller, COVT Christy A. Conde, COVT Angi Mitchum, COVT Dinorah G. de Jones, COVT-I Debra S. Murray, COVT Krystal N. Hanegan, COVT Barbara S. Nelson, COVT Mindy Heino, COVT Marianne E. Ports, COVT Gail K. Henry, COVT Barbara Sumner, COVT Nelli Khanukova, COVT Amy E. 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