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Vision Therapy (Online Course)

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The Optometry Dept. at Haddasah Academic College in conjunction with The International Dept. Present: 

Vision Therapy (Online Course)
October - January

"I have been told my child's vision is excellent '6/6', but I still feel she has a vision problem that prevents her from achieving her best at school"

Optometric treatment is more than correcting a refractive error. It includes testing and treating visual skills, improving visual comfort, efficiency, and visual processing. This course covers the basics of diagnosis, treatment, and management of binocular vision anomalies including convergence and accommodative anomalies and more.

Course Structure

  • 18 hours of synchronous and asynchronous online lectures
  • Three live sessions on zoom

The live sessions will be held on the following dates: 05\10 , 16\11 , 14\12, 18\01.

The remining lectures will be pre-recorded and available to all participants at all times.

Two academic credits (3 ECTS) option available.


Topics Include

  • Functional Vision Testing
  • Binocular
  • Accommodative
  • Oculomotor
  • Perceptual
  • Functional Vision
  • Perceptual Anomalies
  • Symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Vision Therapy
  • Equipment
  • Practice

Course Instructor

Dr. Rachel Eichler, the Director of the vision therapy clinics at Hadassah Academic College since 1997. She has received many awards for excellence in teaching and is involved in pedagogical research. Dr. Eichler was trained as an optometrist in the State University of New York College of Optometry. She is a senior lecturer and has been an independent practitioner with over 25 years experience.

Guest lectures

Prof. Mitchell ScheimanProf. Mitchell Scheiman, Dean of research, Director of graduate studies, and a professor at Salus university. Prof. Scheiman has spent over 25 years researching binocular vision disorders. He is world-renown for his work as study chair for the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial, and the subsequent CITT-ART study. His current research focuses on diagnosis and treatment of concussion-related vision disorders. Prof. Scheiman is a diplomate and a fellow in binocular vision, perception and pediatric optometry in the American Academy for Optometry, and a fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.


Cost of registration: 300$ (970 NIS). 

Please note: All prices are in New Israeli Shekels (NIS).

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