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Dr. Paul Harris, SCO Associate Professor, recently returned from a trip to Greece where he lectured at the OEP’s Art & Science of Behavioral Vision Care Course.
The five-day course was held in Athens, where Dr. Harris was hosted by Vassilis Kokotas, one of two ODs in Greece currently performing vision therapy.
“The law that made optometry illegal in Greece was recently repealed,” Dr. Harris said. “However, the law that defines optometry has not yet gone into effect. Those in attendance are officially opticians but function as optometrists.”
Dr. Harris said that 18 of the 22 attendees received their optometric training outside Greece, with the majority having been educated in Italy. The next VT course, Binocular Dysfunctions, is scheduled for February 2012.