World-Class Training for Doctors & Therapists
Emergent has the only COVD endorsed VT therapist training course on the market. Our 101 course comes with personal mentorship, progress quizzes, oral reviews, and written final examinations. All results and summaries are prepared for the managing doctor at the end of the course.
We also offer a 201 course that builds upon the 101 training. Here we cover advanced topics related to vision therapy. This is particularly a good course for an optometrist wanting to start offering VT in their clinic
Our VT 101 and VT 201 courses are 50% off if you are an autoship member. For doctors who are looking for CE credit, we have COPE-certified versions of our 101 and 201 courses.
If you'd like in-clinic training, depending on our schedule, we'd be happy to visit you and your staff.
Emergent 201 Course
Next level, deeper dive for vision therapists
All ODs need to get started in VT
Individual and Group
(whole office) pricing available
Individual $1,495/Group $1,800
6 months access
Self-paced online study of internationally renown course by the acclaimed lecturer Robert Sanet, OD, FCOVD with over 500 pages of original commentary by Dr. Leonard Press, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, co-author of Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy 2.0
Benjamin Winters, OD, FCOVD
Dr. Winters is board-certified in vision development and vision therapy. He started Washington Vision Therapy Center in Yakima, Washington which grew to having over 150 concurrent patients in vision therapy. This growth continued as he helped start 2 more vision therapy clinics in Washington State. 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 the Foundation for Vision Therapy Awareness, a non-profit that raises awareness for individuals struggling with vision problems that can be treated through vision therapy.
James Smith, COVT
James Smith, COVT has been a vision therapist for many years and became certified through the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) in 2015. His doctors have often commented on his instinctiveness in patient care and how he is able to connect with patients. Through Emergent, James has worked with over 150 vision therapists through the Emergent Online Vision Therapy Course. He is currently the chairman of the COVT committee in the COVD. His experience and knowledge in vision therapy have led doctors inviting him to come to their clinic and help train their vision therapists. James is a natural teacher and loves helping vision therapists meet their potential.