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Program Description


Supervisor: Pamela Schnell, OD, FAAO, FCOVD 
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Supervisor: Marc B. Taub, OD, MS, FAAO, FCOVD 
[email protected]

This residency program provides advanced training in the care of pediatric patients as well as using vision therapy as a treatment modality for various vision disorders. Residents gain extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of anomalies of binocular vision and assessment of vision function. Specialty areas of infant vision, strabismus, amblyopia, visual perception, vision therapy, pediatric eye disease, head trauma, special needs, electrodiagnostic techniques are explored.

Residents work with other optometric specialties including contact lens, low vision and ocular disease, as well physicians, educators, psychologists, and other professionals in a diverse assortment of clinical and educational settings. This program is flexible and is adjusted to meet the resident's needs and desires.

The Residency in Vision Pediatrics affords the resident the following opportunities:
• Provide vision care to a large number of patients from varied socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds
• Participate in direct patient care in the Pediatric and Vision Therapy Services
• Participate in direct pediatric patient care at off campus clinic locations
— Community Health Clinics in the Memphis City Schools-Memphis, Tennessee
— School Advocates for Vision Education (SAVE) Mobile Unit-Memphis, Tennessee
• Supervise third and fourth year students in the Pediatric and Vision Therapy Services
• Participate in Emergency Care services
• Participate in the Community Outreach Program which includes vision screenings at local area public and private schools
• Interact with other health care professionals including ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology, neurology, occupational, physical and speech/language therapy and reading specialist
• Provide consultative services to SCO faculty and other health care and education professionals
• Attend national and state conferences including but not limited to the College of Vision Development, American Academy of Optometry and American Optometric Association
• Participate in research and article authorship with SCO faculty
• Lecture in related courses and participate in laboratories related to those courses