Mission

The Mission of the Binocular Vision, Perception, and Pediatric Optometry Section is to foster and conduct clinical, educational, and research activities in binocular vision, visual information processing and pediatric optometry.

Goals

  • Develop, recommend, and present continuing education courses, workshops, and demonstrations to enhance patient care skills of optometrists interested in binocular vision, visual information processing and pediatric optometry.
  • Develop and present Section symposiums that present recent advances in visual science research and clinical care information in binocular vision, visual information processing and pediatric optometry.
  • Set the highest standard of clinical competency and knowledge for optometrists interested in binocular vision, visual information processing and, pediatric optometry via the Clinical Diplomate Program.
  • Develop a large body of Clinical and Research Diplomates to further the clinical, educational, and research activities and goals of the Section.
  • Serve as a source of public information and public awareness on new clinical developments and research in the area of binocular vision, visual information processing and pediatric optometry.

Section Bylaws: Download in PDF Format

Section History: Download in PDF format

Section Meeting Minutes:
2017 Meeting Minutes
2018 Meeting Minutes (draft)

Position Papers: 
BVPPO Position Paper - The Struggling Student
BVPPO Position Paper - Childhood Vision Screening

Section Officers

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Chair

Marie I Bodack, OD, FCOVD, FAAO

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Program Chair

Tawna L Roberts, OD, PhD, FAAO

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Section Vice Chair

Christine L Allison, OD, FCOVD, FAAO

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Diplomate Chair

Angela M Chen, OD, MS, FAAO

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Staff liaison

Helen M Viksnins, MEd, CAE, FAAO

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Immediate Past Chair

John D Tassinari, OD, FCOVD, FAAO

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Diplomate Case Reports

Cara Frasco Lai, OD, MS, FAAO, Diplomate BVPPO

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Diplomate Vice Chair

Ronald Gall, OD, MSc, FAAO, FCOVD

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Diplomate Written Exam

Stanley W Hatch, OD, MPh, FAAO

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Diplomate Oral Exam

Mitchell M Scheiman, OD, PhD, FAAO

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Research Chair

Mark Rosenfield, OD, PhD, FAAO

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Board Liaison

Carl H Spear, OD, MBA, FAAO

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