College of Optometrists in Vision Development welcomed 36 new Certified Optometric Vision Therapists (COVT) and 27 Fellows (FCOVD) and 3 Academic Fellows (FCOVD-A) of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. The newly certified will participate in the formal induction at the 50th Annual Installation and Induction Banquet to be held in Denver, Colorado on April 16, 2021.

The Academic Fellowship (FCOVD-A) is awarded to candidates who submit 10 authored and published works related to the advancement and education of vision therapy. Once reviewed, Academic Fellow candidates must also complete an Oral Interview to be awarded Fellowship.

COVD welcomed the following 3 Academic Fellows:

  • Jinhua Bao, PhD, FCOVD-A
  • Yuwen Wang, MD, FCOVD-A
  • Jiawei Zhou, PhD, FCOVD-A

The College of Optometrists in Vision Development extends a thank you to all of the mentors and employers of the candidates as well as huge congratulations to all of the newly certified FCOVD-As!

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