Online Vision Therapist Training Course
Our online vision therapist course is designed to provide a new vision therapist with foundational concepts and a basic knowledge of vision therapy. Our curriculum is ideal for new Vision Therapists or existing therapists preparing for their COVT boards.
The course has over 50 videos with
45 comprehension checks. The course also includes:
Access to a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist mentor
A final written exam
A final oral review with a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist
A printed End of Course Report for the supervising doctor that includes course/exam scores, proof of credit hours, curriculum covered, strengths/weaknesses of the student, and personalized notes regarding the student's performance.
A printed Emergent certificate (if the students recieves a passing grade)
Each of the following components make up 1/3 of the total course grade:
Final Written Exam
Final Oral Exam. A passing grade to earn the Emergent Certificate is 80% or higher. Students will have 3 months to complete the course from the time of purchase on this site.
Purchasing the Course
The course is normally $995 and you can enroll and purchased here.
You must be an optometrist or be supervised by an optometrist to purchase this course.
When you purchase a course you will be emailed an activation code. Once this code is activated the participant will have 3 months to complete the course. Activation codes can be activated at anytime, meaning you could purchase the course and then wait until later to activate your course at which point he 3 month time span to complete the course will begin.
If you wish to purchase more than 1 course at a 20% discount, you may purchase them here.
If you are part of the autoship member program, any course you purchase is 50% off.
Please email us if you are an autoship member and would like to purchase a course so that we can apply the discount.
To the right are the first 4 videos of the course for your free preview.
The course is divided into over 50 videos each 5-15 minutes in length. At the end of each video is a 3 to 5 question comprehension quiz check. You may only take the quiz once, but you can review the videos as many times as you would like during your 3 month training period.
Total video time is around 5 hours, but it typically takes about 20 hours for most students to finish the course when including time to review videos, take quizzes and complete the oral and written final exam. You can dowlonad a detailed outline of concepts covered in the course here.
Hiring and Training the Emergent Way
Detailed outline of course topics
We have created an introductory course that features some of the first principles taught in the course. Because there is a comprehension check at the end of each of these videos, this introductory course can give you valuable insight when hiring a vision therapist. You can then decide before investing precious time and money on whether or not to move forward with a new vision therapist.
For a full guide on how to hire and train with the Emergent training courses, please download the following information page.
Hiring and Training
After the vision therapist candidate has had a chance to take the "Intro to Vision Therapy" course, we recommend inviting them back and asking them the following questions or other similar questions
Tell me the types of difficulties you would expect from a person with oculomotor dysfunction?
What is the difference between convergence and accommodation?
If someone was stimulating their accommodation would you expect their eyes to turn inward or outward?
What is the difference between exo and eso?
What is the difference between phoria and tropia?
Course Instructor - Benjamin Winters, OD, FCOVD
Dr. Winters is board-certified in vision development and vision therapy. In 2010, he started a vision therapy center in Yakima, Washington. He has since helped in starting 3 other vision therapy clinics. During this process he helped train over 30 vision therapists from the ground up. His advocacy for children that struggle with life-altering developmental vision problems has included over 100 lectures in colleges, professional groups, parent groups, and schools. He is one of the founders of Building Vision, a non-profit that raises awareness and funds for individuals struggling with these vision problems and which has given free screenings to almost 1000 children in the Yakima area.